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Counterfeiting US Currency

  • 25 March 2020
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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about several counterfeit $100.00 bills that have been passed in the Springfield area in recent weeks.  The bills are modified $10.00 bills and appear legitimate until close inspection.  Law Enforcement is also seeing an increase in “Movie” money and bills with “Foreign” writing being passed as real currency and although it is not illegal to possess these bills it is illegal to pass them as currency.  Anyone with information about persons who are forging or passing counterfeit currency should call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 788-8427, submit a tip on this website, Cashfortips.US or download the P3 app on your mobile device and submit a tip from there.  If your tip leads to an arrest you will receive a cash reward up to 2500 dollars. Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

 

 

 

 

 

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Robbery and Aggravated Battery

  • 18 March 2020
Robbery and Aggravated Battery
  This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a Robbery and Aggravated Battery at Family Dollar, 1425 E. Cook on Friday, March 13th around 10:06am.  A white male suspect, 6 feet tall, 190 pounds dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans entered the store and gave the cashier a note demanding money.  The suspect punched the cashier then took money from the register before fleeing on foot.  Photos of the suspect can be found on this website, Cashfortips.US.  Anyone with information about this Robbery and Aggravated Battery can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 788-8427, submit a tip on the website or download the P3 app on your mobile device and submit a tip from there.  If your tip leads to an arrest you will receive a cash...
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  • 17 November 2019
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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.

Two on most wanted arrested due to tips

  • 19 July 2012
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Since the most-wanted list, which was compiled by the Springfield Police Department and state’s attorney’s task force, ran Monday, five of the 12 people profiled have been arrested.

Tip leads to arrest in Peases Robbery

  • 19 July 2012
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Police arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at Pease’s Candy store at 1701 S. State St. earlier this month.

Reward boost for copper thefts

  • 12 June 2012
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Continued through Dec 31st... Crimestoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties are launching a new campaign against copper theft, including an increase to $500 for the rewards paid for tips, and billboards reminding the public that police are cracking down on the thieves. ABC News Channel 20's Mike Brooks takes a closer look.

Tip leads to arrest

  • 31 May 2012
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Springfield police said a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest Friday of a city man in the April 29 attempted armed robbery of Taco Gringo, 125 South Grand Ave. E.
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