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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a series of criminal damage and theft incidents which took place overnight during the Celtic Festival in Chatham on the weekend of May 15th and May 16th. In the incident, persons damaged tents and trailers at the festival site and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and property from the venues which were entered. As evidence at the scene is processed, it appears that this felony incident may have been perpetrated by more than one person and Crime Stoppers wants to pay a cash reward to a tipster who anonymously gives us the information which leads to arrests of the perpetrators.

 

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Criminal Damage to Property, Theft

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a series of criminal damage and theft incidents which took place overnight during the Celtic Festival in Chatham on the weekend of May 15th and May 16th. In the incident, persons damaged tents and trailers at the festival site and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and property from the venues which were entered. As evidence a...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Armed Robbery, Kidnapping

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an armed robbery to a person that took place in the parking lot of Washington Middle School on the evening of May 13th. The victim – a custodian at the school – was going to his car after work at 10:15 pm when he was approached by 4 black male subjects, three of whom were armed with handguns. After being robbed, the victim was ...

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Homicide

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a shooting which took place in the parking lot of Capitol City Lodge at Martin Luther King Drive and Brown Street during the late Saturday, early Sunday morning hours of May 10th. In the incident, police responded to reports that several gunshots were heard and discovered a 44 year old victim on the ground with injuries which proved to be ...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Identify Suspects on Springfield Police Department website
Identify Suspects on Springfield Police ...

      As you’ve heard in past criminal incidents, there are often times when Crime Stoppers has produced surveillance photos of suspects. We now want to tell you about the Springfield Police Departments website, a separate website which has numerous photo’s of suspects from various incidents on the “Can You Identify” tab off the main pa...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
ID suspects on Springfield Police Dept w...

As you’ve heard in past criminal incidents, there are often times when Crime Stoppers has produced surveillance photos of suspects. We now want to tell you about the Springfield Police Departments website, a separate website which has numerous photo’s of suspects from various incidents on the “Can You Identify” tab off the main page of the site. The Springfield Police ...

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