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Bank Robbery

  • 16 October 2019
Bank Robbery

 

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a Bank Robbery that occurred on October 9th around 8:16am at UCB Bank located at 2120 Peoria Rd.  A black male suspect, who was armed with a black/silver handgun, entered the bank and approached employee’s, demanding money.  The suspect was approx. 5’9”, thin to average build and was wearing all black with a white hood pulled tight around his head, white cloth covering his face and blue latex gloves. The suspect placed money in a white trash bag and fled southeast from the bank on foot.  A photo of the suspect can be found on this website, Cashfortips.Us.  If you have any information about this Bank Robbery or any crime, you can stay completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 788-8427. If an arrest is made based on your tip, you will receive a cash reward up to 2500 dollars. Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, never your name.

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Home Invasion/Shooting

  • 9 October 2019
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  This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a Home Invasion/Shooting that occurred on October 4th at 12:21am at 42 Imperial Valley Dr. in Springfield.  Three black males, wearing dark hoodies pulled tightly to cover their faces, forced entry to the home and all were armed with handguns.  One suspect had long dreads. The suspects demanded money and one of them shot a victim in the arm prior to fleeing.  If you have any information about this Home Invasion and shooting, or any crime, you can stay completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 788-8427.  You can also submit a tip anonymously on this website, Cashfortips.US or download the P3 APP on your mobile device and submit a tip from there.  If your tip results in an arrest...
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Seeking tips to crack unsolved murder

  • 1 March 2019
Seeking tips to crack unsolved murder

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -Springfield police are still hoping for a break in the unsolved murder of a 23-year-old man.

Sterling Raye Washington was shot in a home invasion on January 25th, 2018, inside a home in the 1900 Block of East Edwards St.

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Rhythm & Brews Fundraiser for Crime Stoppers

  • 12 July 2018
Rhythm & Brews Fundraiser for Crime Stoppers

Join Crime Stoppers for their 3rd Annual Rythm & Brews event on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Hand of Fate Brewing Company in downtown Petersburg, IL. Doors open for food and drink at 5:00 with music by the Whirled Peas beginning at 6:30pm.

Tickets for guests are $15.00 or $25.00 for a couple and includes entry into the event plus 1 complimentary brew, food and a souvenir koozie or drink coaster. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

Craft beer aficionados will enjoy award winning brews, savory bites and hearty eats from Dr. Ugs and live music by the Whirled Peas. The Whirled Peas is a Petersburg-based four-some consisting of Larry Dirks, Jody Alderman, Wendy Beckerman and Rick Allen. They bring a blend of harmonious Americana, southern rock, classic rock music along with their deep commitment to roots and community.

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.

Springfield Police Seek Help in Locating Suspects in Criminal Cases

View Suspects in "Can You Identify" tab on Springfield Police Department Website spd.springfield.il.us

  • 20 January 2017
Springfield Police Seek Help in Locating Suspects in Criminal Cases

Local authorities are asking for help in finding people wanted for many criminal offenses. If you can identify any of the people whose images were captured on surveillance cameras and posted on the Springfield Police Department website , spd.springfield.il.us , take note of the case number which corresponds to the picture and call Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427 to leave a tip.

If you can identify any of the suspects you can also submit a tip on the Crime Stopper website cashfortips.us or via a text message by typing TIP672 plus the tip information you have and send it to CRIMES. Do not identify yourself when leaving a tip, an anonymous tip number will be provided to you. All tips remain anonymous and are eligible for cash rewards of up to $2,500 if the information is not already known by police and it leads to an arrest. Homicide cases can lead to cash rewards up to $5,000. 

For a link to the Springfield Police Department's website click on the "READ MORE" button below. Once you are on the website, hit the "Can You Identify" tab.

IF YOU ARE THE FIRST TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTS BY GETTING THE SUSPECTS IDENTITY AND CASE NUMBER TO CRIME STOPPERS, YOU WILL BE PAID A CASH REWARD. MAKE SURE YOU GET A TIP NUMBER WHEN SUBMITTING SUSPECT INFORMATION TO CRIME STOPPERS.

Seeking information on Washington Park vandals

  • 20 January 2017
Seeking information on Washington Park vandals

The Springfield Park District has been seeing a rash of vandalism at Washington Park over the past few weeks.

Derek Harms, executive director of the park district, said Tuesday that someone damaged the bathroom near the pavilion and broke into the tennis pro shop, though nothing was taken.

Construction equipment also has been broken into, and graffiti was spray-painted near the entrance to the park.

New Domino's on South Fifth Street robbed

  • 12 October 2016
New Domino's on South Fifth Street robbed

A man carrying a handgun and wearing a ski mask robbed the recently opened Domino's restaurant on South Fifth Street early Wednesday morning, police said.

Springfield police responded to Domino's at 2662 S. Fifth at 12:15 a.m. for a report of an armed robbery.

A store employee reported a man armed with a handgun entered the store through the back door and forced him to open the store safe.

After removing an unknown amount of cash from the safe, the robber fled in an unknown direction. No one was injured, police said.

The robber was described as a black man approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing all black clothing and a ski mask.

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