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Crime Stoppers Seeking Information on Sterling Raye-Washington Homicide

Up To $5000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Suspects

  • 19 April 2018
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

April 19, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties.


On January 25th after 2 a.m. 23-year-old Sterling Raye-Washington was shot and killed, and a female was wounded by at least two intruders in his home. Detectives from the Springfield Police Department are examining evidence and are actively pursuing leads and persons of interest in the investigation. Crime Stoppers wants to remind you that we’ll pay up to five thousand dollars to anybody who comes forward with information that helps police conclude their investigation and make arrests in this case. There are multiple suspects, and even if only one of them is identified from your tip, the $5000 reward is in play.

Remember, all tips to Crime Stoppers are 100% anonymous; we never get the identity of those calling in and we guarantee that tipsters are paid in cash if the information is used to make an arrest. Make your anonymous call with information to the Crime Stopper tipline at 788-8427 any time or leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Stopper website  This is a case in which new information could be the vital link leading to an arrest.

Previous Crime of the Week

Couple Commit Home Invasion on Oak Lane Road in September 2017

Arrest Warrant Obtained for Suspect Keyanna L Richards, Police Seeking Her Whereabouts

  • 12 April 2018
Couple Commit Home Invasion on Oak Lane Road in September 2017
Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week April 12, 2018 Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties On a September evening last fall a home invasion occurred at a mobile home park on Oak Lane Road in Riverton. In the incident an adult male was watching tv when two subjects suddenly and unexpectantly entered his mobile home. One intruder was a black male who used a drill to batter the victim at the area of his head and face. A black female was also involved in the crime. The perpetrators left with two flat screen tv’s and a cell phone. The victim was hospitalized and has since recovered from his injuries. The investigation by the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office established that 23 year old Keyanna L. Richards was the female who was...
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Aggravated Battery, Vehicular Invasion

Seeking information relating to knife altercation resulting in non-life threatening stabbing of three women

  • 11 March 2018
Seeking information relating to knife altercation resulting in non-life threatening stabbing of three women

Three women were taken to Springfield hospitals with non-life threatening stab wounds early Sunday following a disturbance at a house party on the 2800 block of South 13th Street, the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office said.

No information was available on what prompted the the disturbance, which was reported about 4:50 a.m. The three victims were in a disturbance with another group of people, and at least one of the women in the other group had a knife and allegedly stabbed the three women, the sheriff’s office said.



Help catch the most wanted

  • 9 January 2014
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Local police plan to unveil a fresh batch of names and faces for the Springfield Police's Most Wanted list next week. Until then, click inside to browse photos of these elusive fugitives to see if you can help authorities locate them.

Warren Boynton Bank robbery solved

  • 22 November 2013
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A Crime Stoppers Tip led to the arrest of 33 year old Shawn T Graves, who robbed Warren Boynton Bank at 3030 Spring Mill Dr, on 11/4/2013 at 9:40 am. The tip led to a successful investigation by the Springfield Police Detective Bureau.

Qik-n-Ez Sponsor and Ticket Local

  • 27 September 2013
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We want to give a big thanks to Qik-n-Ez for their sponsorship of our 30th annual Community Unity event.  If you'd like to attend tickets may be purchased at any Qik-n-Ez location.

SJ-R spotlights 30 years of Crime Stoppers

  • 13 September 2013
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During its 30-year history, the local program, which began as an anti-drug tip line in 1983, has helped close more than 7,170 cases, contributed to more than 4,300 arrests, and assisted in recovering more than $7.56 million in stolen property, cash or drugs. In the last few years, Crime Stoppers has found ways to adapt to the ever-changing technology landscape, according to Ernie Slottag, who’s served as a volunteer member of the organization’s 30-member board since 1998.

WICS Property Damage Report (Video)

  • 13 September 2013
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Crime Stoppers: Westchester Property Damage Springfield police are trying to track down the people responsible for damaging property in the Westchester subdivision.
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