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Extensive Criminal Damage to Property at Villas at Vinegar Hill

Extensive Criminal Damage to Property at Villas at Vinegar Hill

Arson Also Attempted

  • 20 March 2017
  • Author: Coordinator
  • Number of views: 834

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 March 16, 2017

Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

Crime Stoppers needs your tips to help police solve an arson and criminal damage incident which occurred at the nearly completed Villas at Vinegar Hill residential development on Allen Street in Springfield in early February. Surveillance video indicated that 2 – 3 persons were involved in the incident in which the buildings were extensively vandalized before the perpetrator used an accelerant to attempt to light the structure on fire. Although the sprinkler system extinguished the flames, damage was estimated at $40,000. Police are processing evidence from the crime scene however at this time, the names of the persons involved in this arson are not known.

If you have any information about who was responsible for this incident or any  tips which might help investigators solve this crime, call the Crime Stopper tip line at 788-8427. You can also leave a tip anonymously on this website ( You can also text a tip, instructions are on the right side of the home page of this website. The anonymous tip you leave could earn you a reward of up to $2500.



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