Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
June 29, 2017
Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.
Police have taken several reports of burglaries in Springfield and Crime Stoppers wants to remind you that there are some basic crime prevention strategies you can employ to decrease your chances of being victimized. First and foremost, always lock doors to garages, storage sheds, and vehicles. So many crimes could be prevented by merely making your property a harder target for criminals to hit. Second, use security lights and motion lights at the exterior of your home and put lights on timers inside, criminals love darkness and always take advantage of it. These basic steps won’t prevent all burglaries, but they will help reduce crime numbers significantly.
The neighborhood north of Washington Park and Pasfield Park all the way to West Jefferson has seen a number of burglaries in recent weeks. Also, the neighborhood near Town and Country shopping center has been targeted. If you have any information about burglaries or persons involved in crime, give Crime Stoppers a call at 788-8427 or leave a tip anonymously on the Crime Stopper website Cashfortips.us. Crime Stoppers pay’s cash rewards up to $2500.