Theft From Annawan Banking Center Being Investigated

Annawan police are investigating a theft from the Annawan Banking Center of Peoples National Bank at 111 N. Canal St. in Annawan. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police are assisting the Annawan Police Department with the investigation.

The theft was discovered in the early morning hours of Monday August 13, 2012. It appeared that a hole was cut through an exterior wall of the bank to gain access to a small safe. The contents of the safe have yet to be determined.

This crime follows closely after the June 26 theft of an ATM machine from the Shell Express at 306 N. Canal St. in Annawan. That crime remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information about either crime is asked to call Henry County Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and if your tip leads to a felony arrest you could be eligible for a cash reward.

ATM Stolen From Annawan Convenience Store

Annawan Police need your help in solving the theft of an ATM from an Annawan convenience store early Tuesday morning.

Annawan Police, along with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police, responded to a call at the Shell Express, 306 N. Canal St. at about 1:40 AM on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Entry had been forced through the front doors of the store and the ATM, which was near the front doors, was was dragged out of the building. It appeared that an ATV was used to smash the doors.

Annawan Police are asking for anyone with information about this crime, or any other recent ATM thefts in the area, to call Annawan police at 309-935-6250 or the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, 309-937-3911. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Authorities Investigating Stolen German Shepherd

Henry County authorities are investigating the disappearance of a German Shepherd from its owner’s residence near Alpha, IL on September 26, 2011. The German Shepherd, named Hex, disappeared as his owner was carrying out the weekly trash at his residence. The owner reported seeing a white full-size van leaving the area at the time of the disappearance.

Hex is described as a friendly, seven year old German Shepherd male with a metal collar and an ID tattoed inside his left ear and is also micro-chipped. He has won many awards both locally and nationally.

Authorities are asking anyone who has any information about this crime to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 309-937-3911. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324 or 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Burglary at Local Shool Being Investigated

Kewanee Police are investigating a burglary to the Belle Alexander Elementary School at 1401 Lake St. The burglary is believed to have occurred during the overnight hours of Monday, Sept. 19 into Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. The school has not yet determined what was taken and staff are reviewing inventory and security camera recordings. Entry was made by breaking a window on the south side of the school.

Kewanee Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything that may assist in the investigation to call the Kewanee Police Department at (309) 853-1911 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Local Burglaries Being Investigated

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four daytime burglaries that began at mid-day on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

Three of the locations burglarized were north of Annawan on Baker School Road and one was north of Cambridge on Liken Road.

Investigators believe all four crimes are related.

Forcible entry was found in each case, with damage done inside the homes and items taken.

Anyone who may have information on the person or persons responsible for these crimes, or who may have any other information related to these crimes, is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Henry County at 1-800-227-2324. Your call is anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Local Authorities Need Your Help Against Burglaries

Several burglaries have been reported recently in rural Henry County, some during daytime hours. Typical items are being taken, such as electronics, but also in at least one incident several guns were taken. There are no suspects, and authorities need your help to solve these crimes. If you see anything suspicious, either on your property or that of a neighbor, please call 9-1-1 immediately to report it. If you have seen something suspicious, but it is not currently in progress, call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 309-937-3911. Be observant, but don’t confront anyone suspicious if at all possible.

Residents are reminded that many tricks are used by burglars in order to have the best chance of success. Crime Stoppers recommends that you do not open your door for any stranger. If someone claims to need help, pick up the phone and call 9-1-1. If someone claims to be selling something, ask for their name and who they represent and tell them to leave their information outside your door. Be observant, and try to get descriptions of any persons or vehicles that are involved, and a direction of travel if they leave. If they don’t leave, call 9-1-1 to report what is happening. Don’t let anyone at your door talk you into doing otherwise.

Anyone who may have information on the person or persons responsible for these crimes, or who may have any other information related to these crimes, is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Henry County at 1-800-227-2324. Your call is anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Couple Suspected in Theft

Kewanee Police need your help in identifying a couple who are suspected of stealing money from a local laundromat and who may have committed similar crimes in other towns. Police say and man and a woman entered the Midtown Coin Laundry on Burr Boulevard in Kewanee on January 27th, 2011 between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

Surveillance video shows the man manipulating a change machine to steal around $300 in quarters while the woman acted as a lookout.

The woman was wearing a black coat and a gray “old Navy” sweatshirt. The man was wearing an “East Coast Choppers” sweatshirt. Police believe they were driving a maroon Ford Windstar Van.

For a news story covering this crime, including parts of the surveillance video, Click Here

If you have any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324 or at 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers that result in an arrest in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.

Theft of Guns Investigated

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a large quantity of guns from a rural Geneseo residence.

Sometime before Wednesday, November 10, 2010 a rural Geneseo residence was entered and several guns were taken, including handguns, rifles, and a shotgun. Also taken was a laptop computer.

Stolen guns are one of the greatest threats to public safety, and often end up in the hands of criminals. If you have any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324 or at 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers that result in an arrest in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.

Motorcycle, ATV Thefts

Authorities need your help in solving two thefts in our county.

In October of 2009 a motorcycle was taken from a garage near the intersection of SE 1st Ave. and SE 5th St. in Galva, IL. Taken was a green and yellow 2006 Kawasaki KX-450 motocross racing bike. It had racing decals and gold rims. This distinctive motorcycle is designed for racing and had the number 169 to identify it during competition.

Another theft that needs your help occurred in December of 2009 in the 4300 Blk of IL Hwy 82 south of Cambridge, IL. Taken from a garage was a green Kawasaki 750cc Brute Force ATV with a gun rack.

These crimes remain under investigation and anyone who may have any information on them is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers that result in an arrest in either incident will be considered for a reward.