Crime Stoppers tips pushing razor investigation forward


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Posted Online: April 24, 2014, 11:54 am
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com
EAST MOLINE -- Numerous tips to Crime Stoppers have allowed police to focus their investigation into who fixed razor blades to playground equipment in Millennium Park.

A 2-year-old child suffered a minor cut March 24 at Millennium, 5101 Archer Drive, a park shared by Moline and East Moline. When they arrived, officers found several blades glued to different pieces of playground equipment, according to The East Moline Police Department, which is handling the case.

With the help of the tips, detectives are now looking at specific people though there had been no arrests, East Moline Police Lt. Darren Gault said Thursday morning. He described the people being investigated only as "persons of interest."

Even with the aid already rendered by the public, the police still want anyone who thinks they have information pertaining to the case to call, Lt. Gault said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the East Moline police at 309-752-1552 or Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

















 




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