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


On October 20th, 2023 Decatur Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of W. Cerro Gordo in reference to a theft. 

Officers were informed that sometime in the evening of October 19th or the early morning hours of October 20th an unknown suspect(s) stole a winch from this block.  This winch was a Cues brand, “A” frame style, that weighed close to 200lbs. 

A photo of a winch similar to what was stolen can be seen on Decaturcrimestoppers.com under the crime of the week tab. (photo below).


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.