The Macomb Police concluded a several month investigation into subjects stealing several bottles of liquor from various businesses in Macomb. The Macomb Police received information from a Crime Stoppers Tip about subjects stealing large amounts of alcohol from stores in Macomb. On 02/27/15 a report was taken from Hy-Vee in Macomb of two subjects stealing several bottles of liquor from the store. Working in cooperation with the WIU Office of Public Safety, Officers were able to identify the suspects from video surveillance. Search warrants were obtained and executed on two dorm rooms at Western Illinois University on 02/27/15 at 7:30 p.m. Officers located over $600 worth of stolen liquor from various businesses during the searches.
As a result of the investigation John G. Tyler, age 19, Chicago, Darius J. Dixon, age 19, Chicago, and Bryant Adams, age 19, Chicago were charged with burglary, possession of stolen property, retail theft, and possession of alcohol by a minor. The investigation is ongoing and the subjects are suspected in stealing over $1,000 worth of alcohol.
The Macomb Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Office of Public Safety.