Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
December 10, 2015
Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stopper Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties
Two weeks ago, with the help of observant citizens, Springfield Police were able to make an arrest of a burglary suspect who was believed to be responsible for several west side burglaries. No sooner than police took one criminal off the street, however, another series of burglaries occurred last week at west side residential areas of Springfield near the mall and north of Washington Park. We’re pleased that fewer people are leaving personal property in plain view in vehicles, and there hasn’t been as many reports of burglaries to vehicles so far this holiday season. Unfortunately, the spike in residential burglaries has put a damper on recent successes.
Keep your eyes open, report suspicious activity to police, and call Crime Stoppers with your tips on suspects. We want these criminals off the street so call 788-8427 with the tips you have. You can also leave tip information on our web site Cashfortips.us. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest.