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

Crime of the Week

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.

Past Crimes 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.

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.

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.

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