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8/25/2016 - THPD searching for suspect after burglary, short pursuit in Twelve Points area
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Police Department is searching for a male suspect who is connected to a burglary Thursday morning.

THPD officers were called to a home in the 2200 block of N. 14th Street around 8 a.m. on Thursday. Officers spoke with the victim who explained a white male was found loading their property onto a trailer.

When officers confronted the suspect, he got into the vehicle and took off.

THPD reports a short pursuit ended at Lafayette Avenue and Linden Street when the suspect wrecked his vehicle. He got out of the vehicle and took off on foot.

Police are still looking for this suspect at this time.

It was discovered that the vehicle and trailer were both stolen as well. If you have any information in regards to this incident or the male suspect, call the Terre Haute Police Department at (812) 238-1661 or you can call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

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8/24/2016 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying the person responsible for a theft that occurred in southern Vigo County.  On July 24, the maintenance supervisor for the Garden Quarter Apartments reported a theft of a tractor earlier that morning. A witness advised that at 1:30 am he heard someone start the tractor and drive it away, but due to darkness he was unable to see who was driving. Take a look at this picture. The stolen tractor is a 2007 John Deere  Model 3120 Utility Tractor with a front loader.

If you have any information on the identity of the thief 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.

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8/18/2016 - THPD investigating robbery at Speedway gas station on Wabash Avenue
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery at the Speedway gas station on Wabash Avenue.

THPD reports the robbery happened around 1:20 a.m. on Thursday at the Speedway located at 2135 Wabash Avenue.

The attendant who was working at the time reported a black male entered the store wearing a hooded jacket that was covering his face. Officials report the suspect made threats and demanded money from the register.

After being given an ‘undisclosed amount of money’ the suspect took off on foot.

This is an on-going investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Terre Haute Police Department at (812) 238-1661, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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8/9/2016 - Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest in two theft cases. According to Vigo County Sheriff’s detectives, two separate reports were filed on August 2 reporting thefts of personal property from vehicles that were parked at the Terre Haute Country Club and Panera Bread. One victim reported that someone was successful in using one of her stolen credit cards at the Speedway Gas station located at 6587 South US Highway 41 before she had time to cancel it. Take a look at the surveillance image obtained from the gas station. The alleged suspect appears to be a black female with reddish hair wearing a dark colored t-shirt with Hakuna Matata printed on the front. She was accompanied by a black male that appeared to be driving a newer black Dodge mini-van with a chrome grill.

 If you have any information on the identity of the suspects involved, 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.

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8/9/2016 - Police asking for your help after alleged gun incident at Terre Haute apartment complex
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Police are asking for your help after someone allegedly pointed a gun at a person at a Terre Haute apartment complex.

It happened Sunday night around 10:30 at the Heritage Trail Apartments.

According to witnesses, two people got into a verbal argument.

They told police another person pulled up in a dark-colored SUV got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at the victim.

According to the victim, all of the people involved got in vehicles and left the area.

The suspect is described as a black male about 25-30 years old.

Police are currently investigating.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Terre Haute Police Department at 812-238-1661 or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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8/3/2016 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating an individual wanted by the Vigo County Drug Task Force
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating an individual wanted by the Vigo County Drug Task Force. According to Court records, Matthew Lee Duran has an active warrant out of Vigo Superior Court 1. He has been charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine a Level 2 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine a Level 3 Felony and Maintaining a Common Nuisance a Level 6 Felony. Duran has been known to frequent the area of North 19th Street and 2nd Avenue in Terre Haute.

Duran is described as a 30 year old white male, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 173 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  

 If you have any information on the whereabouts of Duran, 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.

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8/3/2016 - Can you identify this man?
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Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying this individual. He is believed to be homeless.  Please review the photos below.

Frequently hangs out around 41 and Springhill.  Also seen at Maui`s gas station at 7th and Springhill.  Often Rides a bike.  If you have any information about this individual please contact Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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7/28/2016 - Law enforcement asking for your help finding man wanted in connection to shooting
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Indiana Conservation Officers need your help locating a man in connection with a recent shooting.

Law enforcement is searching for 67-year-old Steve Day.

They want to talk to him in connection with a report of a shooting.

Floyd Cheeseman was shot in the abdomen while in a boat on the Wabash River back on July 23rd.

The shooting happened near Tecumseh, Indiana.

Conservation Officers say a K-9 found evidence in the area of the shooting.

That evidence led them to execute search warrants at Day’s property on Pottsville Road in West Terre Haute, where more evidence was recovered.

If you have any information on Day’s location, call the Indiana Conservation Officer’s Dispatch Center at 812-837-9536, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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7/28/2016 - One detained after robbery at Jiffy at 13th and Poplar; Police still looking for two suspects
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Terre Haute Police officers responded to the Jiffy Mini Mart at 13th and Poplar Thursday morning for a robbery just before 4 a.m.

Officials report two males entered the gas station and kept the employee distracted while a female suspect went behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money.

The Jiffy employee told THPD that he tried to stop the suspects when they took off, but the two males hit the employee.

A THPD K9 was able to locate the female suspect who was hiding under a mattress. While apprehending the suspect, police report she struck the K9 several times in the face.

She was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries she sustained while resisting arrest.

THPD reports evidence from the robbery was located and recovered.

Police are still looking for the two males suspects. Anyone with information should call the Terre Haute Police Department at (812) 238-1661, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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7/26/2016 - Crime Stoppers needs your help with burglary case
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help with providing information in a burglary case located on East Crystal Avenue in northern Vigo County. According to Vigo County Sheriff’s detectives, on July 25th at approximately 11:00 am, deputies were sent to a residence on a reported burglary in progress. When deputies arrived, a resident of the home advised that he had been asleep in the basement when he heard a noise coming from an adjacent room. The resident went to investigate the noise and found an unknown white male rummaging through the room. The suspect was confronted and fled from the residence driving a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck similar to the one pictured here. The suspect’s truck bed was also full of old bicycles and blue plastic totes.

The suspect was described as a white male, 30-35 years old with a shaved head and a black goatee. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with dark blue jeans and a small leather pouch around his waist.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect 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.

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7/21/2016 - Terre Haute man says he was jumped and robbed by two people on Heritage Trail
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Police are looking for two people after a robbery on the Heritage Trail in Terre Haute.

It happened around 2:30 Thursday morning.

The victim told police while he was walking along the Heritage Trail he was jumped by two younger black males.

He says the suspects shoved him to the ground and started to kick and hit him while taking his things.

The victim says the two men left the area on foot.

He suffered minor injuries but refused treatment.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact police at 812-238-1661 or Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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7/20/2016 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individualIN CUSTODY
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Arrested 2 Aug 16 in Shelburn, Indiana

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual from the Farmersburg, Indiana area. According to Vigo County Court records, Dakota Ray Montgomery has an active warrant out of Vigo County Circuit Court 3 for Failure to Appear for the original charges of Burglary and three counts of theft. He also has an active warrant out of Terre Haute City Court for failure to appear for the original charges of two counts of Criminal Conversion.

Montgomery is described as a 25 year old white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes.

 If you have any information on the whereabouts of Montgomery, 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.

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7/20/2016 - “Armed and Dangerous” Police looking for man accused of several violent charges
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Police Department are looking for a man they are calling armed and dangerous.

Police received a call from a home on the 2400 block of North 15th Street.

The victim told police George DeYoung Jr. forced himself inside of her home.

She says, DeYoung battered her with a crowbar and strangled her.

The victim also told officers DeYoung had a gun.

Police say she had a previous relationship with him.

The victim was taken to the hospital and later released.

Now, police are looking for DeYoung.

A warrant has been issued for burglary, criminal confinement, battery by means of a deadly weapon, strangulation, two counts of pointing a firearm and stalking.

Police think he may be driving an older model GMC Denali with a ladder rack and yellow light on top.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information, police ask that you contact them immediately, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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7/13/2016 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating two wanted individuals
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David Bell was arrested at 1512 hrs on 17 Jul 16 by the Terre Haute Police Department.  Still looking for Cody Tryon.

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating two wanted individuals. According to Vigo County Sheriff’s Office detective Michael Ellsworth, two men have been identified in having allegedly participated in a robbery this past weekend at a West Highland Avenue residence in West Terre Haute. The first warrant is for Cody Tryon who is described as a 27 year old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. 

 The second warrant is for David Bell who is described as a 27 year old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Both men are charged with Burglary, Armed Robbery, Residential Entry and Theft.

If you have any information on the whereabouts Tryon or Bell, 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.

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7/10/2016 - Officials investigating overnight robbery in Vigo County
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One arrested in connection with weekend robbery in West Terre Haute

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The female suspect from the robbery in West Terre Haute has been arrested.

Officials report the robbery happened just after 4 a.m. on Sunday at West Highland Avenue in West Terre Haute. The victim told police three individuals, one female and two males, broke into her home while she was sleeping.

They demanded money and held a knife to her.

The victim reported the suspects were able to get away with a semi-automatic long gun and a handgun.

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office reports Amanda Robertson was arrested on Sunday around 6 p.m.

She is being charged with burglary, robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, residential entry, theft, possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possessing controlled substance.

Robertson is being held on $10,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed. She will be back in court on Thursday.

Police are still looking for the two male suspects involved in this robbery. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP or the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office at 812-462-3226.

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Officials are investigating an overnight robbery in Vigo County.

It happened just after 4 a.m. at West Highland Avenue in West Terre Haute. When officials arrived on scene, they found the victim. Officials say the victim stated that three individuals (two males, one female) broke into her home and entered her bedroom where she was sleeping.

The victim stated that one of the male suspects woke her up and demanded all of her money as he held a knife to her. The victim said the other two suspects gained access to her safe while she was held at knife point. A short time later, the victim was able to take advantage of an opportunity and ran out of the home to a nearby neighbor’s house where she called 911.

Officials say the victim told them the suspects were able to get away with a semi-automatic long gun and a handgun.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help as they continue to follow up on leads. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP or the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office at 812-462-3226.

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