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Armed Robbery to Walgreen's on MacArthur Blvd

Lone Suspect With Handgun

  • 18 April 2017
Armed Robbery to Walgreen's on MacArthur Blvd

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 April 20, 2017

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

 

In the early morning hours of April 16th the Walgreens Drug Store on MacArthur Blvd in Springfield was robbed by a black male subject who stood approximately six feet tall and weighed 180 to 190 pounds. The perpetrator, with a red mask partially covering his face, entered the business with a black handgun drawn.  At the checkout area, he ordered the clerk, at gunpoint, to empty the contents of the cash drawer into a white plastic bag he brought in. He left the area, with cash, shortly thereafter running southbound. There were no injuries in the incident.

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Previous Crime of the Week

Increase in Burglaries to Vehicles

Many Vehicles Left Unlocked Overnight

  • 13 April 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week April 13, 2017 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties. Recent weeks have shown an increase in burglaries to motor vehicles in several neighborhoods and subdivisions in the Springfield area and Crime Stoppers would like help in identifying the perpetrators. A vast majority of the thefts from vehicles occur during the overnight hours from unlocked vehicles. There have been, however, several thefts from vehicles in which items of value were in plain sight in the vehicles and persons used force, and even caused damage, to gain entry. In some instances police believe that individuals looked into the windows of parked vehicles only to return at a more opportune time with one or two other persons to break...
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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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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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