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Theft in Illiopolis

$11,250.00 Dollar loss.

  • 22 December 2017
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Hi, I’m Officer Matt Goulet, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

This week Crime Stoppers needs information about a theft of 3 concrete letters from the Illiopolis sign at US 36 and West Matilda. The letters are valued at $3750.00 each, for a total loss of $11,250.00.This theft occurred between 8pm and midnight on Oct 11th of this year. A vehicle drove up to the sign where the letters were loaded. There is no suspect or vehicle description.

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Crime Stoppers Closes A Great Year Serving Community

Over 120 Arrests FromTips!

  • 17 December 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week December 14, 2017 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties. As we close out the year it’s clear that your tips to Crime Stoppers are paying off at a level we could never have anticipated.  That success is derived from the support we’ve received from you, the citizens of Sangamon and Menard Counties who have a strong desire to make our neighborhoods safe places to live, work, and play in. From your tips in 2017, 123 people were arrested and over $400,000 in drugs, guns, and cash was seized from criminals who thought they were going to get away with their illegal behavior only to find that their only gain was a county jail jumpsuit and three meals a day in the county jail or the Illinois...
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Get signed up for Trivia Night

  • 18 December 2017
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Please join us for our 9th Annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Bank of Springfield (BOS) Center (1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield) as we raise additional funds for our mission and celebrate 30+ years of partnering with law enforcement, citizens and media in the fight against crime.

There are a variety of activities planned for the evening including live music, a wall of wine, 10 for 10 raffle, heads or tails game, 50/50 drawing and much more. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams. The cost is $100.00 per table (10‐person maximum table/team).

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Featured in SJ-R: Crime Stoppers celebrates 30 years

  • 10 September 2013
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This week’s good-news editorial focuses on people trying to make Springfield a better place to live. Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties, the organization that offers cash rewards for anonymous crime tips, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in the Springfield area.

Results happen!

  • 23 June 2013
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Thanks to tips another fugitive has been arrested!

Crime Stoppers succeeds in 2012

  • 7 January 2013
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Thanks to your help Crime Stoppers netted more than 100 criminals based on your tips.  We couldn't do this without your help and this article explains how we are all helping to keep our counties a great place to live.

Information sought on local shooting

  • 11 December 2012
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Someone fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle early Saturday, killing two men and rattling the quiet neighborhood of Laketown.  Police are asking people with information to call crime stoppers to help apprehend the individual(s) who committed this act.

Tips lead to Arrest

  • 8 November 2012
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After tips recieved by Crime Stoppers, a Springfield man was arrested tuesday on alleged robbery of the Chase Bank at 210 North Grand Ave. W. last week. Randall A. Welch, 35, of Stone Valley Drive was located by police at his home, said Springfield Deputy Police Chief Cliff Buscher. Welch allegedly walked into the Chase Bank wearing a camouflage jacket and jeans Wednesday and handed a note to a teller that said he had a bomb strapped to his body. The teller gave him about $2,000 and the robber left the building. During the investigation, police released pictures from video surveillance cameras. “We got calls from people who recognized the suspect and recognized his clothes,” Buscher said. There is no evidence that Welch actually had a bomb, Buscher added.
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