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2/19/2013 - Police search for armed robber
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Police search for armed robber

Updated: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013, 7:47 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013, 6:48 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Terre Haute police are looking for an armed robbery suspect.

The robbery happened a little before 3:30 Tuesday morning at the Jiffy Mini-mart located at 1560 north 25th Street.

The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build.

He was last seen wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt and black sneakers with a red glove and a white glove.

A store employee says the suspect showed a knife.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

If you know anything about this robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

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1/24/2013 - Thieves hit Sullivan Humane Shelter
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Thieves hit Sullivan Humane Shelter

Updated: Thursday, 24 Jan 2013, 7:00 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 24 Jan 2013, 5:10 PM EST

SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) - Thieves stole nearly $600 cash from the Sullivan County Humane Shelter earlier in the week.

When staff arrived Monday morning, they found an office door, usually locked, wide open. A window in the office was open as well. Inside, however, the money box was missing.

The shelter manager and other volunteers were called into the shelter when the theft was realized, and the search for answers began.

Thankfully, one volunteer didn`t have to look long before coming up with some of the missing goods. On her way into the shelter, Lisa Huff searched the roadside to see if the box may have been discarded there. That`s when she noticed some blowing papers, which turned out to be all the checks that were held inside the box.

Unfortunately, the cash is still missing and investigators continue their search for who`s responsible. Right now, the shelter is hoping someone comes forward to take responsibility for the incident.

If you have any information about this case, or know of any suspect(s), you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

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1/16/2013 - Police looking for robbery suspect
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Police looking for robbery suspect

Updated: Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013, 8:01 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013, 8:01 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Terre Haute police need your help finding someone linked to a Wednesday afternoon robbery.

It happened a little after noon at 3rd and Hulman in Terre Haute.
    
Investigators called a canine unit to the scene.
   
Police are actively searching for a suspect. 

If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.
   

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1/8/2013 - One Month Mark of Badger`s Murder
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One Month Mark of Badger`s Murder

By: Kellie Bartoli
Updated: January 8, 2013

Tuesday marks one month since Sullivan County resident Lowell Badger was murdered in his rural home.

Police have investigated dozens of leads, but no arrests have been made and no suspect named.

The 85-year-old Badger was found fatally shot on December 8, in what officials believe was a home invasion gone wrong.

Now, the Badger murder case is the number one priority of the Indiana State Police.

It`s a somber anniversary for the community, but police aren`t giving up hope that Lowell Badger`s murderer will soon be brought to justice. 

"We are leaving no stone unturned. We`re doing a number of things, and we`re positive that take this case is moving forward. It`s moving forward a little slower than we would like, but it is moving forward, and that`s the important thing," said Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts.

Officers have scoured Badger`s home and conducted two area searches of nearby fields and ditches, looking for any clues.

Five Indiana State Police investigators are committed full-time to the case, and in contact each and every day with the Sullivan County Sheriff`s Department.

"This is not sitting on the back burner. This will not go away. We`re hopeful that it will be solved," said Watts. "We`re trying to do everything we can to bring this killer to justice. This is a terrible crime."

A reward has been established for information leading to an arrest - and it`s now up to $35,000.

Law enforcement is also reviewing police reports from the past year, looking for anything suspicious.

That`s in addition to investigating the 80 tips the community has called in.

"We want Sullivan County residents to know that their Indiana State Police and Sullivan County Sheriff`s Department is doing everything possible, working around-the-clock on this," said Watts.

Officials say that the tips have slowed a bit over the past few weeks, but they`re urging you to keep your eyes and ears open... even the smallest tip could hold the answer - and that could be key.

"We want you to continue calling. We cannot stress that enough. Continue calling," said Watts. "We`re looking for that one piece of information that will put us on the doorstep of the person that killed Mr. Badger."

You`re encouraged to report anything that could be related to the case to Indiana State Police at (765) 653 -4114.

Tips can remain anonymous.

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1/8/2013 - Advisory: Illinois State Police Seeking Identity of Unknown Deceased Male
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Ill. State Police need help identifying remains

FBI created facial mold

Updated: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013, 1:20 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013, 11:32 AM EST

JASPER CO., Ill. (WTHI) - Multiple Illinois law enforcement departments need your help with identifying an unknown male’s partial remains, found in Jasper County.

The Illinois State Police: Zone 7 Investigations Effingham, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and the Jasper County Coroner’s Officer are requesting the publics help with the identification.

The unknown males partial remains were found in rural Jasper county on March 12, 2012.  Due to the poor condition of the skeletal remains, the FBI had to recreate a facial mold by facial approximation specialists.

The image above is a computer generated approximation.  The ISP would like to note that this is an approximation and should not be viewed as an exact photograph of the victim.

Anyone with information may contact Illinois State Police

  • Lt. Kelly Hodge at (217) 342-2292 Ext. 201 or
  • Sergeant Albert Gallatin at Ext. 207.
  • Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP

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1/6/2013 - Police need help locating wanted fugitiveARRESTED
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Arrested at 2037 hrs on 7 Jan 13!!

Police need help locating wanted fugitive

Fugitive considered to be armed and dangerous

Updated: Sunday, 06 Jan 2013, 11:53 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 06 Jan 2013, 10:56 PM EST

VERMILLION CO., Ind. (WTHI) - Police need your help with locating an Indiana man considered to be armed and dangerous and wanted on multiple charges.

Brian Keith Garrard, 34, a fugitive who is supposed to be living in either the Clinton or Brazil areas, is wanted out of Parke County, Ind. and Douglas, Ill. on charges of Burglary and Criminal Recklessness by the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department.

Vermillion County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Strader described Garrard as a Caucasian male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing around 135 pounds.

If you have any information of Garrard’s whereabouts call CRIMESTOPPERS at (812) 238-STOP.

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1/5/2013 - State Police need your help finding armed robbery suspect
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State Police need your help finding armed robbery suspect

Updated: Saturday, 05 Jan 2013, 6:59 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 05 Jan 2013, 6:11 PM EST

SULLIVAN CO., Ind. (WTHI) - Police need your help with finding an armed robbery suspect.

The Indiana State Police have reported that a man held a woman at gunpoint and forced her to withdraw $400 from an ATM.

According to State Police, the victim was driving near Farmersburg Friday night, when she passed the alleged suspect, whom flagged her down.

The woman slowed down and the suspect jumped into the car, showed her a handgun, hit her and forced her to drive to an ATM on U.S. 41 and Harlan Drive.

The suspect is being described as a white male in his early 20s, just under 6 feet, with a small build.  He’s clean shaven, and described as having a “rough voice.”  He was wearing dark pants, a jacket and a black winter hat during the time of the robbery.

If you know of the suspect’s whereabouts, or have information related to the case, please call CRIMESTOPPERS at (812) 238-STOP.

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12/13/2012 - Your Help is Needed in a Sullivan County Homicide Investigation
This week Crime Stoppers and the Indiana State Police need your help with a homicide in Sullivan County.  On Saturday, 85-year-old Lowell Badger was found dead from a gunshot would by his son in his rural Sullivan County home.  In a press release issued by the State Police, several electronic and other items were taken from the home.  One item taken from Badger’s home was a 46-inch black sony bravia LCD television.  Police are asking anyone who has knowledge of a friend, relative, acquaintance, pawn shop, or otherwise who recently obtained this type of television in a suspicious or questionable manner are urged to call.  There are several cash rewards for information in this case.  If you have any information that may help police identify Lowell Badge’s killer or if you  know anything about the stolen television… call our tip line at 238-STOP or toll free 800-222-TIPS.   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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12/8/2012 - State Police Investigating Death, Ruled Homicide
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State Police investigating death, ruled homicide

Updated: Saturday, 08 Dec 2012, 11:40 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 08 Dec 2012, 11:36 AM EST

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - News 10 learned that State Police detectives, along with the partnership of a local sheriff`s department, are investigating a death in Sullivan County Saturday morning.

Sullivan County Dispatch received a call from the victim`s son at around 9:30 a.m. stating he found his father dead.

Authorities arrived on the scene and found Lowell R. Badger, 85, dead from blunt force trauma injuries.

Detectives noticed several items missing from the home during their initial investigation. They have not released what those items are.

An autopsy will be conducted on Monday at 8:00 a.m. by Dr. Roland Kohr at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.

The Indiana State Police is requesting anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between the hours of 8:00 p.m. on December 7 and 9:23 Saturday morning, to contact ISP detectives at the Putnamville Post, (765) 653-4114, or CRIME STOPPERS at (812) 238-STOP.

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12/6/2012 - Burglary at Rosedale American Legion
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This week Crime Stoppers and the Parke County Sheriff need your help in tracking down a person wanted for questioning in a Burglary.  According to Parke County Deputies, on Saturday, December 1st at around 6:00 AM, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the Rosedale American Legion.  Once deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered that someone had gained entry into the building and then fled on foot eluding capture.  Detectives tell crime stoppers that a vehicle belonging to this man 50-year-old William Carnell was parked at the Legion and Deputies want to question him.  Carnell is currently wanted in Putnam County for Failure to Appear in an unrelated case.  50-year-old William Carnell is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He is believed to be in the Southern Park County or Northern Vigo County area and he may be employed as a roofer.  If you have any information on William Carnell, call our tip line at 238-STOP or toll free 1-800-222-TIPS.  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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11/12/2012 - POLICE: Shots fired in Terre HauteIN CUSTODY
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North side Terre Haute shooting suspect arrested

Updated: Friday, 16 Nov 2012, 11:37 PM EST
Published : Friday, 16 Nov 2012, 4:59 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A suspect involved in a shooting on Terre Haute`s north side was arrested Friday afternoon, after he shot another person and fled the scene Sunday night.

Police say the suspect, Clarence Sandifer, 36, (shown above) pinned the victim, Rodney Johnson, to the ground, pulled out a gun and shot him in the lower chest twice.

Sandifer was tackled by others.

That`s when he dropped the gun and took off.

Terre Haute Police Detectives have informed News 10 that they arrested Sandifer at 4:20 p.m. on S. 9th St. in Terre Haute.

Sandifer has been initially Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery.

We will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

 

 

POLICE: Shots fired in Terre Haute

Updated: Monday, 12 Nov 2012, 6:12 AM EST
Published : Sunday, 11 Nov 2012, 9:55 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - One person is hospitalized after a Sunday evening shooting in Terre Haute.

It happened just after 8:00 Sunday night at a home in the 2,000 block of North 13th Street near Maple Avenue.

Police say it all started during a get together when some people got into an argument.

The argument escalated into a fight which moved from the inside to the outside.

Police say the suspect pinned a person to the ground, pulled out a gun and shot the person in their lower chest.

The shooter was tackled by others.

That`s when he dropped the gun and took off.

The victim is now in Methodist Hospital in
Indianapolis and was last reported in stable condition.

The suspect has not been found.
 
Police have not released any names.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

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11/8/2012 - Information Needed About Homicide CaseSOLVED
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This week Crime Stoppers and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office needs your help with information related to the body of a female homicide victim found Saturday in rural eastern Vigo County.  Dental records identified the victim as 39-year-old Allyson J. Elmi-Lewis who had resided in an apartment on North 14th Street in Terre Haute.  Vigo County Coroner Dr. Roland Kohr had determined through an autopsy on Monday that the woman had died as the result of blunt force trauma to the head and ruled her death a homicide.  Allyson’s estranged husband, 38-year-old Enzert G. Lewis was interviewed by sheriff’s detectives and was arrested early Wednesday for violation of a no-contact order in which Allyson was the victim. Lewis is considered a person of interest in this case.  A team of more than 20 investigators, from the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana State Police, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, Terre Haute Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and Vigo County Search and Rescue have been assembled to assist with this case.  The investigation into the homicide is continuing and Investigators urge anyone with any information about Elmi-Lewis’ death to come forward, specifically details about her last known whereabouts before her death.  If you have any information that may help investigators, call or tip line at 238-STOP or toll free 800-222-TIPS or 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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11/5/2012 - Deputies work on identifying dead womanSOLVED
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Deputies work on identifying dead woman

Updated: Tuesday, 06 Nov 2012, 12:17 AM EST
Published : Monday, 05 Nov 2012, 11:26 PM EST

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Investigators have new information in a Vigo County homicide investigation.

However, answers are still few.

This, after a fisherman found a woman dead Saturday night.

Investigators said the man found her along a gravel road north of State Road 42.

That`s right on the Vigo, Clay County Line.

Jon Sands and his wife live about a mile away from where the fisherman found the body.

It`s a quiet community, until Saturday night.

"I was kind of stunned because I didn`t know anything about it, you know, keep pretty close watch on things around here," Sands said.

Sands found out when his neighbor called saying that a dead woman was found near the neighbor`s property.

Like Sands, everyone has many unanswered questions.

"You hear things like this a lot, missing people and you know I don`t know what to think about it, other than I feel sorry for the victim," he said.

No one knows who that victim is.

"Finding out who she is could very easily tell us who her killer is, the key is to find out who she is," Vigo County Sheriff`s Department Chief Deputy Clark Cottom said.

Vigo County Sheriff`s Department along with other agencies work around the clock to find a name.

"We are going to use all resources to find out who this young lady is and all resources to bring her killer to justice," Chief Cottom said.

Law enforcement on Monday issued an updated victim description.

Authorities say the victim is between 5`3" and 5`6".

She weighs between 135 pounds to 165 pounds.

The victim has brown hair with braids, longer than shoulder length.

Investigators believe she was last seen wearing Ocean Pacific Skate shoes, sold at Wal-Mart.

"She is somebody`s daughter, she might be somebody`s girlfriend, spouse, she might be somebody`s sister, so we would ask the public to contact your distant relatives, people that you don`t hear from often," Chief Cottom said.

If you have any information that can help detectives with this case, immediately call (812) 232-3801, or Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

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11/3/2012 - Death InvestigationSOLVED
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On Saturday evening, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Vigo County Sheriff`s Deputies responded to a report of a dead body discovered off a gravel roadway approximately one mile north of S.R. 42 along the Vigo/Clay County line.

The body was initially observed by a local fisherman driving home for the evening.

The body is a Caucasian female between 20-40 years of age, with brown shoulder length `corn-row` styled hair. She was also wearing black colored pants and dark colored shoes.

The cause of death is undetermined and an autopsy is scheduled to take place on Monday.

Chief Deputy Clark Cottom stated that detectives are continuing the search of Indiana and Illinois missing person reports.

Police are asking for the public`s help with any information concerning the discovery of the deceased female, or any information concerning missing females in Indiana and Illinois.

Any person with information should contact the Vigo County Sheriff Department immediately at 812-232-3801, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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10/23/2012 - Burglary at Qdoba Mexican Grill
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The Qdoba Mexican Grill located at 3510 S US Hwy 41 was burglarized overnite on the 22nd, 23rd of October 2012.  Store video shows two black males enter through the back door. 

The 1st black male was wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans, and black gloves.  He was bald and appears to be in his 30`s. 

The 2nd black male was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and gloves.  He has a short afro and appears to be in his 30`s. 

If you recognize either of these two men or have any information please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

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