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8/16/2013 - THPD Needs Your Help
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On May 5th, 2013 two unknown white males were observed on closed circuit television on the lot at Car Credit Auto Sales on N. 3rd st. in Terre Haute. They were behaving suspiciously and at one point one of them wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a goatee was observed entering and then driving away in red Ford F-150. Another vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee was off screen and could not be seen but was also stolen. A third vehicle had a damaged ignition, but was not stolen at the time. Both males are in their late 20’s or early 30’s. The male with the goatee and hooded sweatshirt was seen in the video smoking a cigarette as well. Attached are several photographs of the suspects.

If you know the identity of these suspects or have any information please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

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7/22/2013 - Can You Identify This Woman?
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0n July 19,2013 at approximately 5:45pm an unidentified white female entered the South Walmart store located at 5555 S US Hwy 41 in Terre Haute, IN.  The female exited the store without paying for any of her merchandise.  If you can Identify this female, (see images below),

Please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.


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7/22/2013 - The Terre Haute Police Department Needs Your Help
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The Terre Haute Police Department needs your help identifying the two white females who on June 21, 2013 at approximately 6:00am pulled up to the Krogers Gas Station area and broke into several coolers stealing several hundred dollars worth of merchandise.  Please look at the photos below of the suspects and their vehicle.  Notice the stickers on the front and back windows of the vehicle.  One suspect has a bandage around her right calf, possibly to hide an old or new tatoo.

If you have any information on this vehicle or the suspects, please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

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7/15/2013 - ISP Investigates Bank Robbery in Farmersburg, Sullivan County.IN CUSTODY
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ISP Investigates Bank Robbery in Farmersburg, Sullivan County.

Sullivan County—Indiana State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating the 10:05 a.m. (today) robbery of the First Financial Bank located at 819 West Main Street in Farmersburg.

The suspect entered the bank through the front doors and approached a teller. The suspect handed the teller a note demanding money and after receiving a non-disclosed amount of US currency, fled northbound on US 41 in a dark colored 4d passenger car driven by an unknown accomplice. There were no injuries reported during the robbery and no customers were inside the bank.

Suspect was described as an African-American male, 6’ to 6’5”, 185 to 200 pounds, with possibly some type of skin condition, wearing a black Chicago White Sox flat bill style cap, aviator style sunglasses, white long sleeve under shirt with a blue outer T-shirt, white cotton style gloves on both hands and gray baggy sweat style pants.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.





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7/12/2013 - Local cyclist attacked in Terre Haute
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Local cyclist attacked in Terre Haute

Updated: Friday, 12 Jul 2013, 6:48 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 12 Jul 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An attack on a bicyclist could lead to felony charges.

James Mundell was riding with his brother around 6:30 a.m. Monday along the Heritage Trail, where it intersects with Hunt Street. He placed a 911 call.

"Yeah, I`m on Hunt Road and there`s a bunch of drunk kids driving in a Ford Taurus, or a Mercury Sable - threw something, hit me in the face! (They) busted my face! They`re sitting, hanging out the window like 3 of them,” Mundell said in the 911 call.

“I thought it was a two-ounce liquor bottle,” Mundell told News 10. “One of them two-ounce mini bottles. It went off in the ditch!”

Whatever the object, the sheriff is investigating and says the charge would be felony battery.

“We’re reviewing some video from some local area stores to see if we can try and isolate that description with the four (4) occupants that are in it,” said Sheriff Greg Ewing.

Ewing hopes anyone with information will call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

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7/9/2013 - Ill police seek theft suspects
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Ill police seek theft suspects

Police need your help identifying 2 theft suspects

Updated: Tuesday, 09 Jul 2013, 9:58 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 08 Jul 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

MARSHALL, Ill. (WTHI) - Police in Illinois need your help finding two men suspected of stealing electronics.

Investigators say two men stole $2000 worth of merchandise at the Marshall Wal-Mart.

It happened on March 13.

Investigators say in a separate incident they had a cart loaded with electronics but dumped the merchandise.

Another security image captured the men at the Robinson Wal-Mart.

Investigators believe the crew made out with $6000 worth of electronics here.

If you recognize these men, call Wabash Valley Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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5/10/2013 - Can you ID this truck and its owner?
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The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported rape that occurred on April 29th, 2013 at approximately 12:30pm, in an area known as the Fowler Park Wilderness Area. The Wilderness Area is not located within the main park, but is located in a remote area to the east - off Bono Road.  The victim states she noticed three males standing near the bed of the truck, and noticed a beer can setting on the bed rail. She described one of the males as white, and two of the males as black.

At the hospital the victim was able to provide deputies a more detailed description. She said the white male was wearing a ball cap, t-shirt and blue jeans. He was described as having brown shaggy hair, and poor teeth. The two black males had facial hair and were wearing hats, torn jeans, and boots. All three individuals were believed to be in their mid 20’s to early 30’s.

We are asking anyone with information about the three males, or about a vehicle similar to the one portrayed in the attached photo to call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

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5/2/2013 - Can You Identify this Person?SOLVED
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On March 18, 2013 a theft occured at Wal-Mart south.  A purse was stolen out of the front seat area of a vehicle while it was being loaded.  The theft wasn`t noticed until arrival at another store.  The victims credit cards were used at a Speedway Gas Station.  Please review the photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle below:




If you have any information on the Identity of this person please call 238-STOP or toll free at 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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3/21/2013 - Crime Stoppers report for March 21, 2013
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Crime Stoppers report for March 21, 2013

Updated: Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 10:55 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 04 Oct 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

If you have any information that may help police, call our tip line at 238-STOP or toll free 800-222-TIPS

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2/21/2013 - Crime Stoppers report for February 21, 2013
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Crime Stoppers report for February 21, 2013

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Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 11:38 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 04 Oct 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person that has defrauded several people in south eastern Vigo County.  According to Detective Krockenburger with the Sheriff’s Office, an elaborate scheme of stealing mail from mailboxes to obtain bank account numbers occurred to several victims  Take a close look at these bank surveillance photos that captured the suspect. 

In the photo, the suspect deposited a bogus check written for $877.00 and requested $377.00 in cash.  That left a total deposit of $500.00 which was fraudulent.  The suspect had written the stolen bank account number on the check and  made off with the cash long before it was discovered by the bank or the victims.    The suspect is a white male and appears to be in his mid to late 50’s and is driving a black car.  

If you have any information that may help police, 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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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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