Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
April 26, 2018
Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties.
Residential burglaries occur in all areas and we’ve discussed in the past how citizens can take measures to prevent themselves from being victimized by making their home less vulnerable to being broken into and by reporting suspicious persons to police. This week we want to let you know how to take another pro-active step to fight burglary by keeping a record of serial numbers of property you own and photographing unique items such as jewelry. By saving this information for police if you are victimized - or better yet - storing this information on a free and secure database such as Leadsonline.com, it may help police identify a thief and could even assist in the return your property if you are ever victimized.
If you have any information about individuals who are involved in burglary or theft incidents, call the Crime Stopper tip line at 788-8427 and Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest. You can also leave a tip on this web page and you can get more information about the Property Inventory System by visiting Reportit.LeadsOnline.com.