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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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7/6/2016 - Theft in the Paint Mill Lake area on June 26, 2016
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying the thieves responsible for a theft that occurred near the Paint Mill Lake area in southern Vigo County. On June 26, 2016, a Victim reported that she was busy at the rear of her residence when someone entered her garage and stole her 2014 Polaris Ranger vehicle. The Polaris is similar to the one pictured here except for this particular vehicle has an added cab enclosure and a heater.

 If you have any information on the identity of the thieves 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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7/6/2016 - Police release new photos of suspected Farmersburg bank robber
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Police have released new photos of who they believe robbed a Sullivan County bank last week.

Back on June 30th, officers were called to the 1st Farmers Bank and Trust in Farmersburg after a robbery.

Indiana State Police investigators believe the person that robbed that bank is also behind two bank robberies in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Those robberies happened in December 2015 and March of 2016.

Photo from Jeffersonville, Indiana bank robbery (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Police are looking for a Glacier White 2016 Nissan Altima.

It was first reported that the suspect may have had a blonde female driver, who was listed as a person of interest.

Investigators now believe she may be a witness, who may not have known what she was witnessing.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Indiana State Police at (765) 653-4114, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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6/30/2016 - Crime Stoppers continues to need your help
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This week Crime Stoppers continues to need your help in providing information in a case of a missing female from Prairie Creek, Indiana. According to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Cold Case Investigators, June 26th marked the 27TH anniversary of the disappearance of Lynn Ann Thompson.  The 26 year old mother of two was originally reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office by her husband. He reported that she had left after a dispute between the two of them. Lynn has not been seen since that day. Investigators have information that prior to her disappearance she had been planning on separating from her husband and had rented a house for her and the children in nearby Fairbanks, IN.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lynn Ann Thompson 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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6/28/2016 - Officers called to Union Hospital ER for victim with gunshot wound
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Police Department reports officers were sent to Union Hospital Emergency Room Tuesday around 12:30 a.m. for a subject with a gunshot wound.

When officers arrived at the ER, they spoke with the victim who stated he had been shot. But, due to his condition at the time, he was unable to provide any other details.

The victim was taken to an Indianapolis hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This is an on-going investigation and police are asking anyone with information in regards to this case to call the Terre Haute Police Department at (812) 238-1661 or Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

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6/25/2016 - Shots fired overnight at Terre Haute bar
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Police respond to a disturbance at a local bar to find out shots have been fired.

It happened on Saturday around 3:00 a.m.

Terre Haute Police Officers were dispatched to Ripleys Bar and Grill.

That’s located on 830 Oak Street in Terre Haute.

Officers were responding to a disturbance, but when they arrived they learned there had been shots fired as a result.

Police have identified two victims who are being treated for their injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If you know any information regarding this case, you’re asked to contact the Terre Haute Police Department at (812) 238-1661, or Call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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6/22/2016 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying thieves
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This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying the thieves responsible for a theft that occurred in southern Vigo County.  On June 12, 2016, a Vigo County resident reported having his 1977 International Skid Steer stolen sometime between the evening hours of June 12th and early the morning hours of June 13th. The skid steer is similar to the one pictured here.

The vehicle is painted white and has red and black lettering. It also had a quick hitch and hay bailing forks attached.

Detectives advise that this piece of equipment may have been taken to the Sullivan County area.

If you have any information on the identity of the thieves 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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6/15/2016 - 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 Vigo County Court records, Javier Garrett has an active warrant out of Vigo Superior Court 4. Garrett has been charged with Felony Criminal Confinement, Felony Strangulation and Felony Domestic Battery along with two other misdemeanor charges.

Garrett is described as a 27 year old black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Garrett has been seen recently in the area South Spring Acres Street in southern Vigo County.

 If you have any information on the whereabouts of Garrett, 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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