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5/19/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual out of Parke County
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual out of Parke County. According to court records, Brad Martin has an active No Bond warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana. Martin is described as a 31 year old white male, 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 210 lbs. Martin is believed to be in either Vigo or surrounding counties working as a carpet installer. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Martin 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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5/13/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating another wanted individual
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating another wanted individual. According to Vigo County Court records, Jack H. Dreher, III has an active warrant from 2011 for Failure to Appear on the original charges of Burglary and Theft. Dreher had a new warrant issued this week for the charges of Fraud and Criminal Conversion. Dreher is described as a 43 year old white male, 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 210 lbs. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Dreher 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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5/6/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual. According to Parke County Sheriff’s Office records, Alford Collins Jr. has an active warrant for Home Improvement Fraud that was issued in 2013. It has been reported that Collins is allegedly still in the area soliciting residential driveway work from citizens. Collins is described as a 59 year old white male, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing approximately 175 lbs. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Collins 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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4/28/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying the suspect responsible for a theft
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying the suspect responsible for a theft that occurred in Parke County. According to the Parke County Sheriff’s Office, on April 22nd at approximately 1:00 AM a suspect entered the parking lot of the Red Raccoon Clothing and Home Decor’ Store located near the entrance of Raccoon Lake State Park. The suspect then gained entry into and drove off in the businesses 2002 blue Ford F350 truck that also had a Bri-Mar Hydraulic Dump Bed. The suspect left traveling east on U.S. 36 into Putnam County. 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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4/22/2015 - Multi county shortchanging scam
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest in a multi county shortchanging scam. According to Vigo County Sheriff detectives, on April 20 a local business reported that a male entered their business and purchased a bottle of soda with a fifty dollar bill. During the transaction the male distracted the cashier by talking excessively while continuing to exchange money several times resulting in the theft. Take a look at the images from one of the scenes. The suspect is a black male, bald headed with some facial hair. 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.

 

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4/18/2015 - “I felt like I was burning with it…” Shattered Nightmares fire biggest seen in years
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“I felt like I was burning with it…” Shattered Nightmares fire biggest seen in years

In the middle of all the chaos, police made an arrest. But, Terre Haute Police Chief John Plasse says they cannot confirm if it`s related.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The fire at Shattered Nightmares Haunted House was one of the biggest in Terre Haute in years.

Crews responded to a 911 call regarding flames coming from a warehouse around 10:30 p.m. on Friday evening. They arrived at the corner of 10th Street and Third Avenue to find a building fully engulfed in flames. Arson investigator Norm Loudermilk says in fact it’s one of the biggest he’s ever seen.

“The Modesitt fire at the Modesitt law office a few years ago had a big fire load, a lot of paper products. That was a big fire as well. This I think is even bigger,” he said.

And then, in the middle of all the chaos, police made an arrest. But, Terre Haute Police Chief John Plasse says they cannot confirm if it’s related.

“The firemen noticed somebody was just kind of saying things that were kind of just different about the fire. Like they deserve that to happen to them, laughing at the fire, which most people don’t laugh at a tragedy like that. So they notified us and when our officers went there to talk to him he took off running. So he got arrested for resisting and fleeing police,” Plasse said.

SHATTERED DREAMS

But let’s not forget, this was more than just a building, this was someone’s home away from home. For Paco Hoopingarner, Shattered Nightmares quickly turned to shattered dreams.

“I felt like I was burning with it,” said Hoopingarner. It was late Friday night when Hoopingarner got the devastating phone call, one that would change his life.

“We jumped out of bed. I don’t even think my feet hit the floor in the dining room, but it was devastating to hear it,” said Hoopingarner.

Paco and his wife Tammy quickly drove to their haunted house, only to find it suffocating in flames. “It’s kind of like you lost somebody,” said Hoopingarner as he described what it felt like when he saw the fire.

The Hoopingarner’s would stay well into the early morning hours, but all they could do was watch as the building burned.

“I stayed until the last flame,” said Hoopingarner.

Luckily no one was injured in the fire. As for the Hoopingarner’s the business they spent the last five years building crumbled to the ground in just a matter of hours.

“We really put our heart and soul into it. When I wasn’t working I was here until 11, 12 o’clock at night,” said Hoopingarner.

The building and the hundreds of props inside were a total loss, costing upwards of $30,000, but together they lost more than money.

“This was our home. Our haunt family helped us, we grew really close. We kept a lot of kids out of trouble. We slowly became more of a family than a haunted house,” said Hoopingarner.

THE CROWD THAT GATHERED

Neighbors also began crowding the streets Friday night. Some stating they saw smoke for miles, heard small explosions…

“We saw the smoke and how big it was and my heart started racing,” said Gerrick Ratliff who lives across the street from the warehouse.

The fire damaged six other houses on Third Avenue.

“The side of it got melted, the back of it, and there was discoloration,” said Ratliff as he explains the damage to his house and car.

Due to the extent of damage, determining the cause of the fire, Loudermilk said, is difficult.

“We can’t say that it’s an arson because we just don’t know. We are still looking at the cause. It’s still under investigation but the person that was arrested is a juvenile.There are no charges pending on him with relation to the fire,” he said.

Hot spots had firefighters still spraying the day after. For now, investigators say they need the public’s help.

“We weren’t out here when it started. Some of the neighbors may have seen something, heard something, and if they did we just ask them to give us a call.”

If you have any information for investigators call Terre Haute Police at 238-1661 or arson investigator Norm Loudermilk at 244-2710. If you want to be anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

RISING FROM THE ASHES

The loss is tragic for the Hoopingarner’s and the Shattered Nightmares’ family..but what they have gained is overwhelming support.

“I had people from fellow haunted houses in Ohio and Illinois just saying they will be glad to help us,” said Hoopingarner.

Rising from the ashes, with the help of their fan base, they plan to re-build.

“This time it’s going to be twice as good, so look out for us. We’re not done.”

Unfortunately the Hoppingarner’s did not have insurance during the off season. 

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4/16/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying individuals
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying individuals responsible for a theft that occurred in southern Vigo County. According to sheriff’s detectives, at approximately 5:30 am Monday morning someone removed and stole three sets of wheels from new Dodge trucks located at the Vigo Dodge Dealership. Take a look at the digital security camera images taken from the scene. There are two suspects that appear to be driving a white extended cab pickup truck to commit this crime. If you have any information on the identity of the suspects 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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4/14/2015 - “I mean what’s the point? What’s the purpose?”
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Terre Haute, Ind. (WTHI) – Tuesday morning Anne Titus woke up to find a surprise on her car but it wasn’t one she could expect to get on her birthday which just so happens to be today.

“It’s a shock that someone would go out in the middle of the night and waste their time spray painting anything, anything they could get to,” she said.

She’s one of several victims of an overnight vandalism string in Terre Haute.

More than 10 cars in different areas were spray painted. All with similar letters…leaving residents simply confused.

“Buildings, someone said the church, cars. I mean what’s the point? What’s the purpose?”

Chief of Police says usually in vandalism situations like this he wouldn’t caution being worried for your safety but he does recommend keeping an eye out.

“I wouldn’t say it’s dangerous. You know, it may be dangerous if a home owner catches them doing it for them but it’s just something that’s unneeded, unnecessary and costly for the victim,” Chief John Plasse said.

As for Anne Titus, she says she isn’t worried.

“I am actually house sitting for my daughter and my car isn’t where it normally is but she has a spotlight on the house that I will point right to the road,” she said.

And luckily she found a unique way to get the paint off her car.

If you have a tip that could help police find who is spray painting around town, they ask you call the Terre Haute Police Department with any information or call Crime Stopers at 812-238-STOP.

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4/10/2015 - This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating another wanted individualIN CUSTODY
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Arrested 13 Apr 15 by th Vigo County Sheriffs Office

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating another wanted individual. According to records, Stephanie L. Morris has pending charges in a Vigo County Court. Morris’s warrant is for Identity Deception and Stalking which both charges are Level 6 felonies. Morris is described as a 39 year old white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing approximately 140 lbs. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Stephanie Morris 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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4/2/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individualIN CUSTODY
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Arrested on 04/02/2015 @ 1637 hrs.

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual. According to records, Theresa J. McCracken has several outstanding warrants out of Vigo County Courts along with Terre Haute City Court. McCracken’s warrants are for Three Counts of Theft and One Count of Criminal Conversion. McCracken is described as a 47 year old white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing approximately 140 lbs. If you have any information on the whereabouts of McCracken 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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2/23/2015 - UPDATE: ISP locate driver of vehicle involved in drag racing on Third Street
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Update: Police have located the Dodge Avenger that left the scene Monday morning. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Indiana State Police are asking for the help of the public in identifying the driver of a vehicle who appeared to be drag racing Monday morning in Terre Haute.

And ISP Trooper saw two vehicles just before 9:30 a.m. southbound on Third Street just north of Voorhees Street that appeared to be drag racing.

The two vehicles were doing 90 mph in a 40 mph zone.

The trooper was able to catch both vehicles and told the driver of the Dodge Avenger to stay at in the parking lot of a local convenience store. The driver indicated he would stay as the trooper was speaking with the occupants of the second vehicle.

While issuing a reckless driving summons to Michael Wagle, 29 of Terre Haute, the driver of the Dodge Avenger left northbound on Third Street.

Indiana State Police are looking for the driver who was described as a white male, early to mid-thirties with a beard. The vehicle was a black 200-2005, two-door Dodge Avenger with a temporary plate.

Anyone with information can call Master Trooper Jason Owen at the Putnamville Post (765) 653-4114, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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2/19/2015 - This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted suspect
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted suspect. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, detectives received information on December 29, 2014, that a kidnapping and battery had occurred at a Clay County residence on December 19th. During the investigation it was determined the adult male victim had been held against his will and battered by the suspects. The victim had to jump through a window of the residence to escape his captors.

Detectives have submitted probable cause to the Clay County Superior Court for five subjects and warrants were issued for all five. At this time four of the five have been arrested but one remains at large named Tracey Burk. Burk is a 45 year old, white male, from Brazil, Indiana and is wanted for the following crimes, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping, Kidnapping, Criminal Confinement, Robbery and Aggravated Battery. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Burk 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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2/13/2015 - THPD: Suspect gets ‘undisclosed amount of money’ from Regions Bank
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Authorities have confirmed a suspect was able to get an undisclosed amount of money from Regions Bank before fleeing on foot.

It happened just after 3 Friday afternoon at Regions Bank at the corner of 3rd and Ohio Streets. The Terre Haute Police Department reported the suspect entered the bank and demanded money. After receiving the undisclosed amount he fled on foot north of the bank.

According to Indiana State Police, there were no injuries.

They described the suspect as a black male, 35 to 40 years of age, approximately 6 to 6’02” with a heavy build. The suspect may have had a short beard with gray in it and was also wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses with dark clothing.

Anyone having information on this incident 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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2/4/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a missing person
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a missing person from Bloomfield, Indiana. According to Indiana State Police detectives, Marina Boelter of Bloomfield was last seen on New Year’s Eve in the area of the Bloomfield IGA grocery store.  Marina was last seen wearing blue jeans with rhinestone designs on the back pockets, a black and purple jacket and white Nike athletic shoes with a pink swoosh and black trim. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Marina, 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 solving this case.

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1/28/2015 - Crime Stoppers January 28, 2015
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in providing information in a burglary case located in northern Vigo County. According to sheriff’s detectives, someone broke into the residence of a local police officer on December 11 of last year. Once inside, the suspect ransacked the residence until they eventually found and stole the officer’s duty weapon, laptop computer and cellular phone. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect involved, call our tip line at 238-STOP or go online at WTHI-TV.com and follow the links. Remember all tips are anonymous and you could receive up to $1000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

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