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 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.  

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

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.

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