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

Crime of the Week

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

Past Crimes of the Week

News Release 2/15/21

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

On February 8th, 2021 at approximately 3:00 AM several residents in the 2400 block of North Florian Ave. were woken up to the sound of multiple gun shots.  

The following morning Decatur Police observed damage to a vehicle and building in this block that had sustained damage from the gun shots. 

The residents in the area who heard the shooting had no suspect information.

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 $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.

News Release 1/11/21

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

On December 22nd at approximately 10:00 PM, Decatur Police responded to the 200 block of W Leafland in reference to a shooting.  On arrival, they located a gunshot victim inside a vehicle, later identified as Jayleon Cummings who was deceased. 

Witnesses in the area informed police they heard numerous gun shots.  A silver or gray colored 4-Door Sedan with tinted windows was observed traveling E/B in the 200 block of W Leafland at a high rate of speed after the shooting. 

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 $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest on this homicide.  Thank you.

News Release 1/4/21

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

On December 29th, 2020 at approximately 7:30PM Decatur Police responded to Little Caesars located at 1925 N Water in reference to an aggravated robbery. 

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to the employees who advised a suspect just entered the business and displayed a handwritten note which stated “empty the register.”  The suspect kept one hand in his hooded shirt implying he had a handgun.   During this interaction the suspect spoke and the employees said the suspect had a deep voice.  The suspect left Little Caesars on foot in a S/W direction. 

The suspect was described as dark skinned b/m, average build, approx. 5’10” – 6’0” tall, wearing a blue hooded shirt, blue colored face mask, and gray colored pants.  The suspect was observed to have a tattoo on the top of his left hand between his thumb and index finger. 

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 $500 dollars or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.  Thank you.

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