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Twenty Nine Year Old Male Fatally Shot in Springfield

$5000 Reward from Crime Stoppers for Information Leading to Arrest of Shooter

  • 17 August 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
August 17, 2017
Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.
 
On August 12 at the 1700 block of E Edwards, 29 year old Eric Robertson was shot by one of two unknown persons who approached the residence at approximately 1100 a.m. with handguns drawn. The motive for the shooting is not known however, several shots were fired leaving the victim mortally wounded. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this homicide as we now do for all homicides in Sangamon and Menard Counties. This huge jump from a one thousand dollar maximum reward to a $5000 maximum was part of our effort to help end the senseless violence that occurs all too often.

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Previous Crime of the Week

Burglary at MaMa Lee's Sandbar

Extensive Damage Attempting to Break Into Gaming Machines

  • 10 August 2017
Burglary at MaMa Lee's Sandbar

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
August 10, 2017

Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties.

Sangamon County Sherriff Investigators are looking for leads to help identify the person responsible for a burglary to Ma Ma Lee’s Sandbar Tavern on Mechanicsburg Road just outside Springfield in the early morning hours of July 25th. A lone suspect, whose image was captured in surveillance video, pried a door open to gain entry to the business and used a concrete circular saw to open a video gaming machine and an ATM in the burglary. Although extensive damage resulted from his attempt, the perpetrator left the business without accessing any money from the machines or from the business.

 

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Special Notice

Special $5000 Reward for Arrest of Shooter in Homicide

Also Special Offer of Up To $2500 For Weapons / Arrests in Lutz Gun Theft

  • 6 January 2017
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Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

In recent years there has been a gradual, but steady increase in gun violence in our country and the loss of life continues to grow. On December 20th 19 year old Alaysia Bennett was killed when a barrage of bullets was fired into a vehicle occupied by her and four other persons, one of them a 3 year old baby. The senseless end of this young girl’s life, a girl who had a bright future ahead of her, brings focus on the dangerous state of affairs we are faced with in the world today- not to mention the near miss of an even greater unimaginable tragedy that could have taken place on that night.
 

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Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Reward

  • 17 February 2017
Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Reward

Crime Stoppers is increasing the maximum reward from $1000 to $2500 for tips leading to the arrest of criminals in Sangamon & Menard Counties. By doing so, we hope to address serious criminal matters by providing greater incentives for persons to come forward with information.

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Requesting information on three weekend shootings

  • 25 July 2016
Requesting information on three weekend shootings

Four people were shot, but nobody was killed in three separate incidents of gunfire in Springfield overnight Saturday, police said. One has a suspect in custody, police are requesting your assistance in solving the other three. Click the title or read more to see details of the three incidents.

Information wanted on local shooting

  • 27 June 2016
Information wanted on local shooting

A Springfield woman is dead after being shot early Sunday near her home. Springfield police said the woman was shot in the 1300 block of Clay Street. Police received call of a shooting at 4:51 a.m. The woman was taken to HSHS St. John's Hospital, where she died shortly after from a gunshot wound.

Mailbox vandalism

  • 7 June 2016
Mailbox vandalism

At least 15 mailboxes were vandalized at homes west of Veterans Parkway the past three days, police said.

Among the areas hit were houses near Old Jacksonville Road, Bunker Hill Road and Farmingdale Road, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.

Gas station on West Monroe robbed

  • 4 June 2016
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A robber threatened a gas station clerk with a knife and demanded money at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the clerk was making coffee when a man carrying a knife with a scarf partially covering his face entered the store, located at 2641 W. Monroe St.

The robber ran toward the clerk with a knife, which had a 6-inch blade, and pushed him to the ground and demanded money from the register.

Vandalism at Gietl Park, Wilcox Elementary School

  • 29 March 2016
Vandalism at Gietl Park, Wilcox Elementary School

Seeking information on last week’s vandalism spree that damaged a concession stand at Gietl Park and a window at Wilcox Elementary School which appear to be the work of the same person or group of people.

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