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1/13/2016 - Terre Haute police busy with several armed robberies
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Terre Haute police responded to several overnight armed robberies.
The first happened just before 1:00 Wednesday morning at the Marathon station located at 13th and Locust.
Police say the suspect was a black male, wearing a mask and a grey or black hoodie.
He showed a long rifle, said to resemble an army gun.
The suspect ran away.
Then about 10 minutes later, Terre Haute police were called to the Phillips 66 Jiffy on North 3rd Street.
Police say two black males robbed the store.
One was armed with an AK-47?, while the other had a handgun.
Police began chasing a suspect vehicle shortly after.
That chase led them through downtown Terre Haute.
At one point, the chase came right past our WTHI studios with police and the suspect’s vehicle heading in the wrong direction down Ohio Street.
The chase ended when the vehicle crashed behind Graham Grain on South U-S Highway 41.
Police arrested two suspects, but are still looking for a third.
The AK-47 and a large amount of money was found and taken by police.
Then at around 2:30 Wednesday morning, officers were called to yet another armed robbery.
This one happening at the Phillips 66 Jiffy on North Fruitridge, across from Terre Haute North Vigo High School.
We’re told a short white man, wearing a mask, pulled a pistol on the store employee.
He got away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was wearing a dark track suit.
So far, no arrest has been made in this robbery.
If you have any information call our tip line at 812-238-STOP or go online at WTHITV.com and follow the links. Remember all tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and you could receive up to $1000 if your tip leads to an arrest.
12/2/2015 - Salvation Army donation bucket stolen in Sullivan
Two in Custody.
SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) – Officials have now released the video from the Casey’s General Store in Sullivan after a Salvation Army donation bucket full of donations was stolen.
Sullivan City Police report the theft happened at the Casey’s, which is located at 201 W. Wolfe Street, on Tuesday.
Surveillance video shows the suspect taking the Salvation Army metal bucket off of the counter around 11:43 a.m. The store manager told police that a male and a female walked into the store, walked around for a while and then approached the counter.
The male subject was wearing a green Jacket and blue jeans with black shoes. He also had tattoo’s on his neck, and ‘tear drop’ tattoo on his face and he had short hair (military style hair cut). The female suspect was wearing a yellow fleece jacket, dark colored pants and has brown hair.
Officials report the surveillance video clearly shows the male subject taking the bucket and placing it under his jacket while the female subject watched. The store manager told police that the Salvation Army bucket was almost full of donations.
Anyone with information on the identification and whereabouts of the two subjects seen in the video should contact the Sullivan City Police Department at (812) 268-4353 ext. 1, or email at email@example.com.
7/8/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a hit and run vehicle
This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a hit and run vehicle involved in a July 4th fatal crash on U.S.41 near Frakes Street in Sullivan, IN. According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Richard "Ricky" Moon - 67 of Terre Haute was riding his scooter home about 10:45pm after watching the fireworks display at Sullivan Park and Lake when he was struck by another vehicle. The suspect vehicle then fled northbound on U.S.41 after striking Moon. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or vehicle involved, call our tip line at 812-238-STOP or go online at WTHI-TV.com and follow the links. Remember all tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and you could receive up to $1000 if your tip leads to an arrest.
6/3/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest in a fraud case.
This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest in a fraud case. According to Terre Haute Police detectives, on or about May 5th an elderly female was shopping at a local pharmacy when an unknown person stole her purse. When the victim called the credit card companies to cancel her cards she learned that someone had already used them at three local businesses. Take a look at surveillance images collected by detectives. The suspect appears to be a white female in her early to mid-twenties with blonde hair wearing a black t-shirt with green lettering.
If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, call our tip line at 812-238-STOP or go online at WTHITV.com and follow the links. Remember all tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and you could receive up to $1000 if your tip leads to an arrest.
9/3/2014 - Robbery at First Financial in Farmersburg, elementary performs ‘supervised dismissal’
FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTHI) – Around 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday officials responded to a 911 call of a robbery that happened at the First Financial Bank in Farmersburg.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts reports a black male approached the tellers, displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The suspect is believed to be 5’6? to 5’7?, thin build, wearing a dark hat with red STL letters, dark mask, green sunglasses, dark sweater type shirt, dark pants and white gloves.
Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Khris Morris and his K-9 “Blitz” searched the area and report they did find evidence but they are not releasing that information at this time. Officials believe the suspect fled on foot, northeast from the bank.
They then believe he got in a white Chrysler with some sort of damage to the passenger side and headed north on 41 out of Farmersburg.
“Blitz” was able to track the suspect northeast of the bank through yards to where investigators believe the suspect vehicle was parked along Cyrus Street.
Northeast North Elementary performed a ‘supervised dismissal’ after being on lock down throughout the afternoon.
Police are also video from surrounding businesses to aid in the search.
All of us go in a bank, which is why police say we should think of what we would do in that scary circumstance.
“Do what they feel they need to do to stay safe, that’s first and foremost. Be good witnesses. Don’t try and be a hero, be a good witness. You have to save your life while you’re in there. You never know if these things can turn bad or not. So just try and think of what you might do beforehand,” said Sergeant Joe Watts, Indiana State Police.
This isn’t the first time this particular bank has been targeted.
What makes it so attractive to criminals?
“It’s a small town and it’s easy access to U.S. 41 which is a four-lane highway that travels north and south. So, it’s a small town possibly and it’s easy access and getaway,” said Sergeant Watts.
The bank employees and two customers were inside the bank at the time of the robbery. They were shaken, but no injuries were reported.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact ISP Detective Mike Taylor at 765-653-4114, the Putnamville Post or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP (7867).
3/5/2014 - This Week the Vigo County Sheriffs Office Needs Your Help
On Tuesday March 4th, 2014 at approximately 3:17am deputies were dispatched to a home invasion and armed robbery at 132 Halt Dr. in Terre Haute. The caller reported that two suspects had forced their way into the home, then displayed a pistol and demanded money from the tenant - Levi Bedwell. Deputies learned that Bedwell and his girlfriend – Sarah Roberts were asleep inside the home as the suspects pried open the front door. The perpetrators then entered the bedroom, where they kicked and pistol whipped Bedwell, demanding cash and marijuana. One of the suspects threatened to shoot Bedwell, however no shots were fired inside the home. As the suspects fled the residence, Bedwell fired two rounds at their vehicle with a 20ga shotgun smashing out the passenger side window. Deputies did discover broken glass near the roadway. The suspects then fled north on US HWY 41 toward Terre Haute in what was described as a light colored, mid size, four door passenger car, possibly a Dodge. Both suspects were described as white males in their 20’s. The weapons were described as semi-automatic pistols, and it is believed that one was silver. Deputies report that Bedwell’s head and face were covered with blood, however he declined medical treatment. The suspects made off with several hundred dollars in cash and a Sony laptop, however no marijuana was found inside the Bedwell home. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the home invasion to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 812-462-3226 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.
Vigo County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying individuals wanted for questioning in an abduction of a 15 year old female in southern Vigo County. According to Vigo County Sheriff`s officials, on Sunday 12-22-2013 at approx 5:30pm, a female juvenile was inside her southern Vigo County residence when she heard a knock at the door. The female opened the door because the individual was holding a box and appeared to be a delivery person. As she stepped outside, the male attempted to grab her. She immediately ran back inside, and the male followed her inside the house. She reports that she ran out the door in an attempt to get away. Once outside she states she was confronted by second male. She states the second male displayed a knife and both males then forced her inside a van. She was in the van for an undetermined amount of time. The males later released her within a mile of her home. She states a passerby gave her a ride home. The suspect vehicle was described as cargo style minivan, with faded burgundy paint. She described the exterior as dull with no shine. She felt certain the van had some sort of white lettering on it. She said the letter had the letter “K” in it, and believed the “K” was larger than the rest of the lettering. She states the vans interior was dark, and the floor had a plywood covering. Detectives showed the female several pictures of cargo vans and she believes the vehicle could be a Chevrolet Astro cargo van. ** To aid in identification… a picture of a similar vehicle is attached** Suspect #1: W/M/5-8/ mid 20’s-early 30’s, black cargo pants, blue belt, black polo shirt, black Nike hat with blue swoosh symbol, dark Oakley style glasses, brown goatee, black gloves. Suspect #2: W/M/5-8 to 5-10/ mid 20’s- early 30’s, medium length - curly (bushy) brown hair, and dark clothing. The female was transported to Regional Hospital where she was later treated and released. Detectives spent several hours interviewing the female and witnesses, while patrol deputies combed a residential area off Harlan Road, just east of Hoosier Prairie Elementary School for the suspects. Sheriff`s officials said the two males suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the two suspects or a similar vehicle should immediately call the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office at 812-462-3226 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 812-238-STOP.