Crime of the week 9/20/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.

On September 16th, 2021 at approximately 12:30 A.M. Decatur Police responded to Apex Petroleum gas station located at 2185 E Wood in reference to an armed robbery.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to an employee who advised a suspect armed with a handgun entered the business and demanded money. This suspect then fired one round from his gun towards the counter. After firing his weapon, the suspect then exited the store and fled on foot north bound from the business.

The suspect is described as a b/m, late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’11” with an average build. The suspect was wearing a white surgical mask, black hooded Nike shirt, blue/green surgical gloves, and gray colored shoes. The suspect ‘s gun was 9mm caliber which was chrome and black in color.

To view a photo of the suspect please click on the “wanted faces” tab.

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.

2021-09-20T15:10:30-05:00September 20, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the week 8/23/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.

On July 26th at approximately 1:10 P.M., Decatur Police responded to the intersection of E Condit / N Illinois in reference to a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and observed numerous shell casings near this intersection.  A short time later a gunshot victim arrived at St. Mary’s hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. This victim was uncooperative with police.   

The investigation revealed a Blue colored Ford Escape occupied by the victim and another unknown b/m were shot at by the occupants of a white colored car.   

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.

2021-08-23T14:05:37-05:00August 23, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the Week 8/2/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.

On July 11th, 2021 at approximately 1:45 A.M, Decatur Police responded to the intersection of W Main / N Edward in reference to a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and observed a red Dodge Challenger stopped in this intersection. Officers would observe the driver of the vehicle to be deceased.   The driver was later identified as Shomari Page.      

The investigation revealed Shomari was driving the Challenger near this intersection when he was struck by gunfire as he was sitting inside his vehicle.  

The Decatur Police is asking for any area businesses or residences that have camera footage near this intersection to contact police.  You can contact Detective Kaylor directly at 217-542-3414.

If you have any other information regarding this homicide, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest on this homicide. Thank you.

2021-08-09T10:08:01-05:00August 9, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the week 6/14/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. 

Over the past several weeks there have been numerous arsons throughout the city of Decatur.  A large portion of these arsons are occurring at residences within a few blocks of Old Kings Orchard Community Center which is located at 815 N Church Street.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.  

2021-06-14T15:46:55-05:00June 14, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the week 5/17/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. 

On the morning of July 5th, 2018 at approximately 12:30 A.M. DPD Officers responded to shots fired in the 1200 block of E Whitmer.  While on scene a gunshot victim named Dy’Rek Griffin was brought to St Mary’s Hospital.  Dy’Rek had been shot once in the head and succumbed to his injury. 

The investigation showed Dy’Rek was at a 4th of July celebration at 1245 E Whitmer and was shot 1 time while at the party. 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $1000 dollars for information that leads to an arrest on this homicide.  Thank you

2021-05-17T10:50:34-05:00May 17, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the Week 5/10/21

Crime of the week 5/10/2021:

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. 

On December 22nd, 2020 at approximately 11:50 A.M. Decatur Police were dispatched to the 500 block of S Haworth in reference to a deceased individual being located near a property in this block.  This individual would later be identified as Timothy Clemmons. 

Timothy was abducted the previous day in the 1300 block of N Water.  Timothy’s car was located in this block and there was evidence of a physical altercation near his vehicle. 

A silver Chevrolet Venture Van is believed is believed to be involved in this crime. 

If you have any information regarding this homicide, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS or you can contact Detective Patient at 542-3486.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $1000 for information that leads to an arrest on crime.  Thank you.

2021-05-10T10:25:22-05:00May 10, 2021|Crime of the Week|

News release 3/22/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. 

On March 15th, 2021 at approximately 4:15PM, Decatur Police were dispatched to the intersection of N College St and W Packard St in reference to a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to a witness who observed a newer black four door passenger car with dark tinted windows traveling N/B on College street.  This suspect vehicle stopped in the roadway in front of a residence in the 1000 block of N College. A b/m suspect was observed leaning out a passenger side window where he fired several rounds with a handgun towards a residence in this block.  After the shots were fired the suspect vehicle was observed driving E/B on Packard street.  Observed in the rear driver’s seat of the suspect vehicle was another b/m, however there is no further suspect description.

Also, involved was a gray four door passenger car which fled the area S/B from the 1000 block N College street during the shooting.     

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.

2021-03-22T09:50:50-05:00March 22, 2021|Crime of the Week|

News Release 2/15/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. 

On February 8th, 2021 at approximately 3:00 AM several residents in the 2400 block of North Florian Ave. were woken up to the sound of multiple gun shots.  

The following morning Decatur Police observed damage to a vehicle and building in this block that had sustained damage from the gun shots. 

The residents in the area who heard the shooting had no suspect information.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.

2021-02-15T09:52:04-06:00February 15, 2021|Crime of the Week|

News Release 1/11/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.

On December 22nd at approximately 10:00 PM, Decatur Police responded to the 200 block of W Leafland in reference to a shooting.  On arrival, they located a gunshot victim inside a vehicle, later identified as Jayleon Cummings who was deceased. 

Witnesses in the area informed police they heard numerous gun shots.  A silver or gray colored 4-Door Sedan with tinted windows was observed traveling E/B in the 200 block of W Leafland at a high rate of speed after the shooting. 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest on this homicide.  Thank you.

2021-01-11T10:48:00-06:00January 11, 2021|Crime of the Week|

News Release 1/4/21

The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. 

On December 29th, 2020 at approximately 7:30PM Decatur Police responded to Little Caesars located at 1925 N Water in reference to an aggravated robbery. 

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to the employees who advised a suspect just entered the business and displayed a handwritten note which stated “empty the register.”  The suspect kept one hand in his hooded shirt implying he had a handgun.   During this interaction the suspect spoke and the employees said the suspect had a deep voice.  The suspect left Little Caesars on foot in a S/W direction. 

The suspect was described as dark skinned b/m, average build, approx. 5’10” – 6’0” tall, wearing a blue hooded shirt, blue colored face mask, and gray colored pants.  The suspect was observed to have a tattoo on the top of his left hand between his thumb and index finger. 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.

2021-01-04T09:49:19-06:00January 4, 2021|Crime of the Week|
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