Several vendors in the carnival midway
and along Illinois Avenue reported that there was damage to property and
theft on Saturday, Aug. 19, between midnight and 9 a.m. A knife was used
to cause damage to vendor tents and gain entry to vendor booths. Items
taken included cash and miscellaneous giveaway prizes totaling
Baker Food Concession, based out of Palmyra,
Ind., reported a significant amount of cash was taken from their
concession trailer on Sunday, Aug. 20, between 1:30 and 9 a.m. The
amount taken was $69,000, which was verified through sales receipts.
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Crime scene technicians were called to process the scenes. Forensic
evidence was collected at each scene, and the investigations are
If anyone has information concerning these events, please contact the
Illinois State Police at 217-782-4750 or Springfield Crime Stoppers at
788-8427 or 1-800-397-2288.
State Police District 9 news release]