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Commercial Burglary

  • 13 January 2022
Commercial Burglary

 

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about two commercial burglaries that took place on Wednesday, January 5th between 1:23-3:00pm at Walgreens locations at 2625 Stevenson Dr. and 2500 S. Koke Mill Rd.  In both cases the suspect attempted to break into the safe in the back employee area.  Similar incidents involving the same suspect have occurred recently in Normal, IL (01/05/2022) , Champaign, IL (01/01/2022) and the Chicago area (01/01/2022).  Photos of the suspect can be viewed on this website, Cashfortips.US.  Some of the photos are of the suspect at other Walgreens locations not located in Springfield and on different dates as noted previously.  If you have any information about these incidents call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website or use the P3 app on any mobile device.  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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Wanted Fugitive

  • 15 December 2021
Wanted Fugitive
This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information to assist the Springfield Park District Police Department with the apprehension of a wanted fugitive.  William E. Lightfoot II is a 36 year old white male who is 5'10"/165lbs with hazel eyes and brown hair.  Lightfoot is wanted for Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer stemming from an incident in December of 2020 where he drove a stolen vehicle at an officer causing the officer to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.  A photo of Lightfoot can be viewed on this website, Cashfortips.US.  If you have any information about Lightfoot’s location, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 217-788-8427, submit a tip on this website or use the P3 app on any mobile device.  If your tip...
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Featured News

Trivia 2022 Postponed

  • 12 January 2022
Trivia 2022 Postponed

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our region, Crime Stoppers is postponing this year’s annual Trivia Night, scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the BOS Center. We care about the health and wellbeing of everyone involved with this event, especially all of our participants. and do not want to cause more people to become unnecessarily exposed to the virus or infected.

Hopefully, it will become the norm in the future and we will be able to reschedule the event. Until then, we will continue to plan for a Trivia Night featuring challenging questions, exciting guest moderators and a host of prizes and other surprises.

We thank everyone in Sangamon and Menard Counties for their generous support of Crime Stoppers. We are especially grateful to the many organizations and individuals who contribute to making our Trivia Nights successful.

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Crime Stoppers succeeds in 2012

  • 7 January 2013
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Thanks to your help Crime Stoppers netted more than 100 criminals based on your tips.  We couldn't do this without your help and this article explains how we are all helping to keep our counties a great place to live.

Information sought on local shooting

  • 11 December 2012
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Someone fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle early Saturday, killing two men and rattling the quiet neighborhood of Laketown.  Police are asking people with information to call crime stoppers to help apprehend the individual(s) who committed this act.

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.
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