How does Crime Stoppers work?
There is always someone who has information that can help solve crime. Those are the people who can call Crime Stoppers anonymously and provide a tip that will help investigators identify those responsible. In any investigation police and other law enforcement agencies encounter individuals who will not directly provide information. The three key reasons are:
* Fear of reprisal
* An attitude of apathy
* Reluctance to get involved
Crime Stoppers breaks through these barriers by giving people the opportunity to provide information without directly speaking to police or having to testify in court. Obviously investigators need witnesses to help prove their case in court, but most importantly they need information that allows them to zero in on a suspect or a criminal operation such as a drug trafficking network.
Tips to Crime Stoppers does not give police evidence they require to arrest an individual but puts them on the right track to solve crime.
Cash rewards from Crime Stoppers also motivate some people to call anonymously with information that will be vital to investigators.
Anyone with any information concerning any crime in the Lincoln/Logan County area is urged to call “CRIME STOPPERS”. Your information will be kept confidential and you may remain anonymous. If your information leads to the arrest of the person(s) involved CRIME STOPPERS will pay you a cash reward up to $1000.00. CRIME STOPPERS has an answering machine to answer your calls. This is to protect you if you wish to remain anonymous (your calls can not be traced with this machine). You need to let us know how you can be contacted about the incident or you must watch to see if the subject has been arrested. This is so we can make a payout to you.
How to submit a tip:
- Call Crime Stoppers at 217-732-3000
- Send an email to Crime Stoppers.
- Submit a Tip On-line at Illinois Crime Stoppers Association.