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Theft

  • 14 April 2021
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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department with the theft of an enclosed trailer.  Between 7pm on Thursday, April 8th and 8am on Friday, April 9th, an all-black, 29 foot long V-nose, NEO brand enclosed trailer with chrome wheels and Iowa registration was stolen from 751 North Oak Road in Rochester, IL.  The suspect is believed to have left north bound on Oak Road after the theft. If you have information about this theft, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 788-8427, submit a tip on this website, Cashfortips.US or use the P3 app on any mobile device.  All 3 ways are completely anonymous and if an arrest is made based on your tip, you could receive a cash reward up to 2500 dollars. Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

In an ongoing effort to help stop the gun violence in our communities, Crime Stoppers pledges a minimum reward of $500 for anonymous information that leads to the arrest of a subject illegally possessing a handgun and a minimum of $1000 for the arrest of a subject illegally possessing a rifle or weapon that fires rifle ammunition.

 

 

 

 

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Shooting Incident

  • 31 March 2021
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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a shooting incident that took place on Monday, March 8th at 2:30pm at the intersection of 11th and Stanford in Springfield.  Witnesses report seeing a dark blue Saturn with silver hood and front fender fire several shots at a red vehicle at the intersection before fleeing west bound on Stanford at a high rate of speed.  The victim vehicle was struck several times by gunfire but there were no injuries.  Photos of the suspect vehicle can be viewed on this website, Cashfortips.US.  If you have information about this shooting incident or any other crime call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 788-8427, submit a tip on our website or use the P3 app on any mobile device.  If an arrest is made based on your tip you...
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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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