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

Crime of the Week

Crime of the Week 5/10/21

Crime of the week 5/10/2021:

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

On December 22nd, 2020 at approximately 11:50 A.M. Decatur Police were dispatched to the 500 block of S Haworth in reference to a deceased individual being located near a property in this block.  This individual would later be identified as Timothy Clemmons. 

Timothy was abducted the previous day in the 1300 block of N Water.  Timothy’s car was located in this block and there was evidence of a physical altercation near his vehicle. 

A silver Chevrolet Venture Van is believed is believed to be involved in this crime. 

If you have any information regarding this homicide, please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS or you can contact Detective Patient at 542-3486.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $1000 for information that leads to an arrest on crime.  Thank you.

Past Crimes of the Week

News Release 12/14/20

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

On November 14th 2020 at approximately 6:38 PM, Decatur Police responded to JB’s, located at 1301 N Calhoun in reference to a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and observed a subject lying on the floor inside of the business, unresponsive.  This subject would later be identified as John Betscher.   

John was the owner of this business and working alone when an unknown suspect pulled up to the drive-up window. This suspect fired multiple shots, striking John and then the suspect drove away from the business north on Calhoun street.  Unfortunately, John would later succumb to his injuries from the gun shots.

There is minimal suspect information, and the Decatur Police Department is asking for the public’s help. 

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.  In addition, there are donors who will contribute an additional $7,500 towards the reward for information that places this suspect in jail.  Thank you.

News Release 12/7/20

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

On November 8th, 2020 at approximately 9:50 PM Decatur Police responded to the 2600 block of N Morgan in reference to a home invasion.  Officers spoke to the victim who advised she was standing outside her residence and observed two individuals each armed with handguns approach her.  These suspects forced the victim inside the residence where they began threatening her life.   One suspect fired one shot inside the home which didn’t strike anyone. 

The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money along with the victim’s vehicle. This vehicle was later recovered in the 3400 block of Hummingbird Dr., unoccupied.   

The first suspect was described as a dark skinned black male, approx.5’5” tall, and 190 pounds.  This suspect was wearing a full faced black ski mask and dressed in all black clothing. 

The second suspect was described as a light skinned black male, approx. 25yoa, 6’0” tall, and 180 pounds.  This suspect was observed wearing a blue surgical mask, and all black clothing. 

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.

Press Release 11/23/20

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

On the evening of November 28th 2019, Decatur police responded to the intersection of N Martin Luther King Drive and E Cantrell Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and observed a b/m later identified as Tommy King lying face down in the roadway. Tommy was observed to have been shot multiple times and later passed due to his injuries.

It is believed the suspect who committed the shooting was dropped off in the area by an unknown vehicle.

Witnesses observed seeing a b/m, wearing dark colored clothing, and white shoes chasing Tommy on foot. Witnesses observed this suspect shoot Tommy then turn and run north towards the 500 block of E Sheridan.

It has been approximately one year since this homicide and the Decatur Police Department is asking for your help. If you have any information regarding this crime, then please contact crime stoppers at 423TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $1,000 dollars for information that leads to an arrest on this homicide

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