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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.



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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