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

Crime 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.

Past Crimes of the Week

Crime of the week 10/31/22

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

On October 25th, 2022, at approximately 5:45 P.M. Decatur Police responded to the 1500 block of Terrace Dr. in reference to a shooting. 

Officers arrived on scene and observed evidence of a shooting.  Soon after arriving on scene a victim arrived at a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The victim advised he was shot by an unknown race male wearing a black colored ski mask and gray hooded shirt. 

Witnesses observed a dark colored sedan driving at a high rate of speed N/B on Woodford after the shooting. 

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 10-3-22

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

 

On September 25th, 2022 at approximately 3:15 PM Decatur Police responded to an address on North Drive in reference to a robbery. 

Decatur Police arrived on scene and spoke to an elderly disabled victim who advised they were sitting on their front porch when a b/m suspect approached and began asking for money.  The suspect walked onto the victim’s front porch and pulled the victim to the ground and kicked him.  The suspect removed the victim’s wallet and left on foot running S/B on West Drive. 

 

The suspect was described as a dark-skinned b/m, 30 – 40 yoa, 5’7” – 5’8”, weighing 180lbs.  The suspect was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and blue colored pants or jeans. 

 

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 8/22/22

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

On August 10th, 2022 at approximately 5:45 A.M. Decatur Police responded to Land of Lincoln Credit Union located at 3130 E mound in reference to a theft.

Police arrived on scene and observed an ATM machine to be damaged along with various tools lying near this machine.  An undisclosed amount of money was taken from this ATM machine. 

A witness observed several male suspects leaving the area after the theft in a blue colored Chrysler 300.   The suspects in this car all had their faces covered with various articles of clothing.  This Chrysler was last observed driving S/B on Rt. 48 from Mound Road. 

Security footage was able to capture two of the suspects prior to damaging the ATM machine.  Footage of these suspects appear under 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.

 

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