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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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Two on most wanted arrested due to tips

  • 19 July 2012
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Since the most-wanted list, which was compiled by the Springfield Police Department and state’s attorney’s task force, ran Monday, five of the 12 people profiled have been arrested.

Tip leads to arrest in Peases Robbery

  • 19 July 2012
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Police arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at Pease’s Candy store at 1701 S. State St. earlier this month.

Reward boost for copper thefts

  • 12 June 2012
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Continued through Dec 31st... Crimestoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties are launching a new campaign against copper theft, including an increase to $500 for the rewards paid for tips, and billboards reminding the public that police are cracking down on the thieves. ABC News Channel 20's Mike Brooks takes a closer look.

Tip leads to arrest

  • 31 May 2012
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Springfield police said a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest Friday of a city man in the April 29 attempted armed robbery of Taco Gringo, 125 South Grand Ave. E.

Tips for Warm Weather

  • 21 March 2012
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Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties on Wednesday reminded residents to take extra safety precautions now that warm weather is here.
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