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

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.

Past Crimes 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.

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.

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.  

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