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Criminal Activity in Sales Exchanges from Online Person-to Person Sales Websites

Counterfeit Money, Fake Money, Altered Money and Robberies

  • 22 June 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 June 22, 2017

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

Crime Stoppers wants to alert the public that in transactions originated on social media sites such as Facebook, Let Go, and Craig’s list, sellers have received look alike money - or in some cases- Counterfeit money - in exchange for their goods. Police have also taken reports in which sellers were robbed when meeting people who indicated they wanted to purchase items in these internet based person- to-person sales. Crime Stoppers urges you to utilize safe e-commerce zones, such as the one in the lobby of the Springfield Police station. 

You should also to examine each bill received prior to exchanging goods to avoid being victimized. Some invalid currency used in these transactions appears to be valid at first glance however if you look at it closely there are Chineese symbols on the bills or the bills are indicated to be Motion Picture currency. Although the Chineese currency and Motion Picture currency appears to be valid U.S.Currency, if you look closely at it you can see that it clearly indicates on the money that it is not legal tender. If you have any questions about the validity of currency you receive, hold it up to the light and check for a watermark in the paper of the currency that is not printed on the exterior of the bill.
 

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Previous Crime of the Week

Two People Sought in Retail Theft, Aggravated Battery at Mall

Five Month Old Baby Pepper Sprayed by Suspect

  • 15 June 2017
Two People Sought in Retail Theft, Aggravated Battery at Mall
Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week June 15, 2017 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties. Crime Stoppers wants to help police identify two suspects who- after being involved in a shoplifting incident at White Oaks Mall on May 25th- attacked and beat two people who witnessed the thefts. After punching and kicking the witnesses, one of the suspects pulled out a canister of pepper spray and sprayed the victims- and a five month old baby who was in a stroller nearby.  Police have surveillance video of the suspects and I’ve posted images on this website in hopes that somebody can help identify the suspects. In addition to being wanted for investigation of Retail Theft, these two suspects face charges of Aggravated Battery,...
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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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Featured News

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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Thanks for your support

  • 9 February 2015
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We want to thank everyone who showed up and participated at our annual trivia night and all our corporate sponsors who helped make it such a wonderful evening.

Looking for information related to shooting

  • 3 February 2015
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A 24-year-old Springfield resident was found dead on the front porch of a home in the 200 block of North MacArthur Boulevard late Monday night.The victim, who lived at the residence, had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene, Springfield police said Tuesday morning.Authorities arrived at the home about 11:15 p.m. Monday after a report of gunshots being fired

Information needed on man who robbed pet supply store

  • 29 January 2015
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Springfield police are looking for a man who robbed the Nature’s Select Pet Store Wednesday afternoon.Police described the robber as a dark-skinned black man with a thin build who is 20 to 30 years old and between 6 feet and 6-foot-2. He was wearing a light gray sweatshirt and sweat pants.

Trivia Night Jan 31st.

  • 5 January 2015
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Crime Stoppers invites you to join us in what we are calling the 2015 "Trivia Bowl".  It is the largest trivia night in all of central Illinois, we have the venue the hosts and all the games.  All we need is your team, sign up today http://www.cashfortips.us/Events/TriviaNight.aspx

SJ-R Reports Crime Stoppers Success in 2014

  • 26 December 2014
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Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties is wrapping up 2014 with 88 arrests and the recovery of more than $45,600 in stolen property and narcotics. Badger took over as coordinator of Crime Stoppers in October.
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