Crime of the Week2021-04-07T18:18:29-05:00

Crime of the Week

Crime of the week 1-30-23

Crime Stoppers in the Decatur / Macon County area need your help regarding an aggravated cruelty to an animal.

 

On January 24th at approximately 8:30A.M., Macon County Deputies were dispatched near the intersection of Illiniwick / Sawyer Rd. just outside of Forsyth. 

Deputies arrived on scene and observed a large breed, brindle colored dog locked inside a crate.  The dog was deceased and appeared to have been neglected for a lengthy period of time. The dog was wearing a collar which contained multi-colored cartoon bones with a pink buckle.  (Photo attached). 

 

If you recognize the collar on this dog or have any information, 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. In addition, Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation has agreed to donate $500 and Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County has also agreed to donate an additional $1,000 for the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for this crime.   Thank you.

Past Crimes of the Week

Crime of the week 1/23/23

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

 

On January 15th, 2023, Decatur Police responded to the 1000 block of W Green in reference to a shooting. 

 

Officers arrived on scene and observed numerous shell casings in the roadway.  A short time later a gunshot victim arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

 

Police spoke to the victim who advised he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle in this block when a blue colored Ford Fusion drove past him going W/B.  As the vehicle drove by the passenger in this Ford Fusion leaned out and began shooting at him multiple times.  The Ford Fusion continued driving W/B and was last observed N/B on Oakland Street. 

 

Both the driver and passenger in the Ford Fusion were B/M’s, wearing face coverings, who appeared to be in their 20’s.

 

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.

Crime of the Week 12/5/22

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

 

On November 27th at approximately 2:30 A.M. Decatur Police responded to the south alley of the 1600 block of E William in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival officers observed a gun shot victim with a non-life-threatening injury to their leg.  The victim was unable to provide any suspect information regarding this shooting.

Officers observed numerous shell casings in this alley and recovered a firearm. 

Officers spoke to a witness who advised an older model “army green” 4-door van was possibly involved as it drove away N/B on 17th, directly after the shooting.  A witness also observed an individual dressed in all black color clothing run directly towards this van right after the shots were fired. 

 

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.

Crime of the week 11-14-22

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

 

On November 7th, 2022, at approximately 11:15 P.M. Decatur Police responded to the 300 block of W. Main St. in reference to a home invasion.    

Officers arrived on scene and observed forced entry to the residence.  Officers spoke to the victim who advised he was asleep in his bedroom when an unknown suspect forced entry to his front door.  The suspect walked to the bedroom and a struggle ensued.  The suspect punched the victim multiple times in the facial area causing injury.  The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and left the residence on foot in an unknown direction. 

 

The suspect was described as a b/m, 6`2”, 210 lbs., wearing a black colored Carhart brand hoodie, black colored pants, and gloves.

 

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.

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