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Homicide

  • 18 March 2024
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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Illinois State Police in reference to homicide investigation.  On March 13th, 2024, around 1200 pm police were called to the southbound on ramp to I-55 at Stevenson Drive in reference to a body being found.  Investigators were able to identify the body as Teresa Coleman from Springfield who had been reported missing on March 4th.  Her death is being ruled as a homicide.  Anyone with information regarding Teresa’s death that leads to an arrest will receive a cash reward up to $5000.  An image of her can be found on this website, cashfortips.us. If you have any information regarding this incident call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, or use the P3 app. Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

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Retail Theft

  • 6 September 2023
Retail Theft

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Springfield Police Department reference a retail theft that occurred on September 1st around 5:49 p.m. at Game Stop located at 2506 N Dirksen Parkway. The suspect, a male wearing a blue shirt, and brownish camouflage hat, entered the store. Once inside, the suspect took multiple items totaling almost $300. The suspect left in an unknown direction and was estimated to be 5’11, slim build and a thin mustache. Photos of the suspect can be found on this website, cashfortips.us. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • 30 August 2023
Upcoming Fundraisers

This week Crime Stoppers wants to make you aware of three upcoming fundraisers. Our first fundraiser will be taking place at The Office Bar and Grill on September 7th from 5-7pm for the first night of NFL football. Our second event will be the Rt. 66 Car show in downtown Springfield September 22-24 as we were selected as the charity of choice. The third fundraiser will be our 8th annual Rhythm & Brews on October 2nd at Hand of Fate Brewing Company in Petersburg. Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization and we rely on donations from our generous community so we can pay out rewards to the tipsters who help law enforcement solve crimes. Additional information and event details will be available on this website, cashfortips.us. We are extremely grateful for everyone who has supported us since our organization started in 1983 and we look forward to seeing you at future events!

Burglary

  • 22 August 2023
Burglary

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Springfield Police Department reference a burglary that occurred at Capital Storage at 818 S Dirksen sometime between August 7th and 8th. The suspect, who appeared to be a male, arrived in a silver Ford SUV. The vehicle has a possible registration of “CV58296”. $350 in damage was done as the lock was broken on the unit. Once inside the unit, the suspect stole an antique desk valued at $2000. Photos of the suspect, the vehicle, and the vehicle registration can be found on this website, cashfortips.us. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Residential Burglary

  • 15 August 2023
Residential Burglary

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Springfield Police Department reference a residential burglary that occurred in the 1600 block of S 16th Street sometime between 5 and 6 a.m. on August 12th. The house was occupied by a resident at the time of the crime. The suspect, who appeared to be a male made entry into the residence after shattering a rear window causing $500 in damage. Once inside the suspect proceeded to steal over $1300 worth of property including televisions and gaming equipment. Photos of the suspect can be found on this website, cashfortips.us. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Burglary, Criminal Damage and Vehicle Theft

  • 9 August 2023
Burglary, Criminal Damage and Vehicle Theft

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Springfield Police Department reference a burglary, vehicle theft and criminal damage that occurred on August 5th around 8:00 a.m. at Tossed and Found located at 1140 W Reynolds. The suspect, who appeared to be a male, jumped the fence of the business, entered a van on the property that had a trailer attached and proceeded to drive through the fence causing $4000 in damages. The van also contained $1500 worth of Xerox printers. Photos of the suspect can be found on this website, cashfortips.us. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Retail Theft

  • 2 August 2023
Retail Theft

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Springfield Police Department reference a retail theft that occurred on July 18th shortly after 11:00 a.m. at Marshall’s located at 2560 W Wabash. Three females entered the store and proceeded to conceal an array of items including clothing and cameras. The items were valued at over $260 and the females left the store without paying for them. The suspects were accompanied by three juvenile children, including one toddler, and used a baby carrier and blankets to help conceal some of the items. Photos of each suspect can be found on this website, cashfortips.us. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Illegal Burning

  • 25 July 2023
Illegal Burning

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information reference repeated illegal burns occurring on the property of both Oak Ridge and Calvary Cemeteries in Springfield. In the last year, the Springfield Fire Department has responded to fires in the area on 11 different occasions. Luckily, the fires were noticed quickly and no significant damage has occurred on the properties. While Arson is a felony offense, it is also important to remember open burning is also illegal in Springfield. Although it is not a felony, open burning of any item(s) is prohibited within the city limits. If you have any information regarding any of these fires, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, cashfortips.us, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Burglary

  • 19 July 2023
Burglary

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Pawnee Police department reference a burglary that occurred between January 18th and 19th, 2023 at The Shed located at 210 E Carol in Pawnee. At the time, The Shed was under construction and between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the burglary occurred resulting in the theft of $35,000 worth of property including tools, cigarettes, alcohol and other items. A camera shows a dark color vehicle with a sticker on the rear window in the area however it is unclear if/how the vehicle is related. A photo of that vehicle can be seen on this website, cashfortips.us. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Stabbing

  • 12 July 2023
Stabbing

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Springfield Police Department reference a large disturbance that occurred on July 8th at the State House Inn located at 101 E Adams St. Upon arrival, Officers located a large crowd fighting in the middle of the road. It was later determined that multiple crimes occurred which resulted in multiple injuries including a victim being stabbed and other victims being battered. The victims were treated for their injuries at local hospitals. No suspect(s) have been identified and Crime Stoppers needs your help. There are currently no photographs available. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, cashfortips.us, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

Burglary

  • 5 July 2023
Burglary

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office reference a burglary that occurred between June 29th and 30th at Ambers Place located at 2900 S Lowell. The unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the business through a door. Once inside, multiple items were stolen including alcohol and cash from the gaming machines, ATM and jukebox with the losses totaling over $2400. While committing the thefts, criminal damages to the business and machines totaling over $1500 also occurred. Photos of the suspect(s) are not available at this time. If you have any information regarding this case call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website, cashfortips.us, or use the P3 app. If your tip results in an arrest you could receive a cash reward up to $2500.  Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

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