Crime of the week 1/24/22

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

On January 3rd 2022, at approximately 3:00P.M. Decatur Police responded to the intersection of N Water / E Waggoner in reference to a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and observed numerous shell casings scattered in the roadway.  A short time after this shooting a gunshot victim arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. 

The investigation revealed a black colored Chevrolet Equinox was traveling North bound on Water Street.  This Chevrolet Equinox was observed to have tinted windows and a gray colored rear bumper.  A front seat passenger in this Equinox was observed leaning out the window holding two handguns when he began shooting at the victim’s vehicle.  The Equinox was observed driving away from the crime scene N/B on Water Street towards Garfield.

The front seat passenger of the Equinox was described as a b/m, in his 20’s, with short hair. 

If you have any information regarding this shooting, 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.

2022-01-24T10:08:23-06:00January 24, 2022|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the week 1/3/22

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

On September 19th, 2021 at approximately 3:20 A.M. Decatur police responded to the 1300 block of E Walnut in reference to a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and observed two individuals sitting in a parked vehicle who were shot.  One of these two individuals would not survive their injuries. 

Numerous arrests were made in this investigation however we need your help with one more.  Bryan C. Mcgee B/M, 22yoa, 5’7” and 175 lbs is still outstanding and has multiple warrants for his arrest.  One of these warrants is for first degree murder reference this incident.

To view a photo of Bryan, please  click on the “Most Wanted” tab.    

If you know the whereabouts of Bryan 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 $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest on this homicide.  Thank you.

2022-01-03T09:36:45-06:00January 3, 2022|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the week 12/6/21

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

On November 26th, 2021 Decatur Police responded to Wathan’s Auto Repair located at 3162 N Woodford in reference to a burglary.  Officers arrived on scene and observed forced entry to the business.  A cash register and an undisclosed amount of money was observed missing.    

The investigation revealed a late 90’s to early 2000’s model gray colored Buick passenger car drove on the lot of the closed business.  The Buick was occupied by a w/m who appears to be 30-40 years of age, 6’0”, 180lbs, with dark hair and a beard.  The suspect was wearing a gray hooded shirt and sweats along with black colored gloves.  The suspect appears to have a tattoo on the left side of his neck. 

To view a photo of this suspect please go to decaturcrimestoppers.com and click on the wanted faces tab. 

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.

2021-12-07T15:18:11-06:00December 7, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the week 11/15/21

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

On November 9th, 2021 at approximately 3:15 P.M. Decatur Police responded to the intersection of E Mound / N Water in reference to a shooting.  Decatur Police arrived on scene and observed the driver of a black Dodge Challenger to have a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The investigation revealed the occupants of a gray van fired multiple rounds near this intersection with one round striking the victim in the Dodge Challenger.  The van was last observed driving E/B on Mound. 

If you have any information regarding this shooting, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS or you may call Detective Weddle directly at 217-542-3408.  Crime Stoppers is completely confidential, and 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.

2021-11-15T15:20:42-06:00November 15, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the week 11/9/21

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

On October 30th at approximately 3:30 A.M. Decatur Police responded to the 1100 block of N Union in reference to a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and observed a male victim; later identified as Stephen Miner, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Mr. Miner was later transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  

Officers observed a large house party in this block which was attended by upwards of 100 individuals.  Officers also observed numerous shell casings of various calibers near the residence where the house party was occurring.  Officers attempted to speak to several individuals who either had little information or refused to cooperate.

While on scene three more individuals arrived at area hospitals with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

If you have any information regarding this shooting, 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.

2021-11-11T10:11:51-06:00November 11, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the Week 11/1/21

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

Over the past couple weeks there have been several instances of thefts occurring at various dining establishments in Decatur. In each of these thefts a victim will be seated while dining and have their purse hanging off the back of their chair.

During these thefts a suspect will get close enough to reach inside the victim’s purse and remove a wallet or credit cards. The suspects will then utilize these stolen credit cards and make large purchases at various businesses.

The Decatur Police Department doesn’t want you to be a victim and wants to remind citizens to pay close attention to your surroundings and don’t leave your purse unattended for any amount of time.

If you have any information regarding these thefts, 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.

2021-11-02T08:19:11-05:00November 2, 2021|Crime of the Week|

Crime of the Week 10/11/21

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

On July 10th, 2021 at approximately 11:30 P.M. Decatur Police and Fire responded to the 1600 block of W Leafland in reference to an aggravated arson. Officers arrived on scene and observed the rear portion of a residence on fire. The Decatur Fire department was able to extinguish the fire and two bottles of lighter fluid were observed next to the rear of the house which were left by a suspect.

Neighboring residents observed an individual dressed in all black colored clothing, along with a black ski mask at the back of this residence just prior to the fire. This individual was later observed running in a S/W direction from the residence.

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.

2021-10-12T14:56:50-05:00October 12, 2021|Crime of the Week|

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|
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