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

Crime 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.

Past Crimes of the Week

Crime of the week 11/9/21

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

On October 30th at approximately 3:30 A.M. Decatur Police responded to the 1100 block of N Union in reference to a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and observed a male victim; later identified as Stephen Miner, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Mr. Miner was later transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  

Officers observed a large house party in this block which was attended by upwards of 100 individuals.  Officers also observed numerous shell casings of various calibers near the residence where the house party was occurring.  Officers attempted to speak to several individuals who either had little information or refused to cooperate.

While on scene three more individuals arrived at area hospitals with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

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.

Crime of the Week 11/1/21

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

Over the past couple weeks there have been several instances of thefts occurring at various dining establishments in Decatur. In each of these thefts a victim will be seated while dining and have their purse hanging off the back of their chair.

During these thefts a suspect will get close enough to reach inside the victim’s purse and remove a wallet or credit cards. The suspects will then utilize these stolen credit cards and make large purchases at various businesses.

The Decatur Police Department doesn’t want you to be a victim and wants to remind citizens to pay close attention to your surroundings and don’t leave your purse unattended for any amount of time.

If you have any information regarding these thefts, 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 10/11/21

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

On July 10th, 2021 at approximately 11:30 P.M. Decatur Police and Fire responded to the 1600 block of W Leafland in reference to an aggravated arson. Officers arrived on scene and observed the rear portion of a residence on fire. The Decatur Fire department was able to extinguish the fire and two bottles of lighter fluid were observed next to the rear of the house which were left by a suspect.

Neighboring residents observed an individual dressed in all black colored clothing, along with a black ski mask at the back of this residence just prior to the fire. This individual was later observed running in a S/W direction from the residence.

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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