CRIME STOPPERS: THE ACCUSED ISU THIEF
May 17, 2018

This week's Crime Stoppers case comes from the files of the Indiana State University Police.

Posted: May. 17, 2018 11:31 PM
Updated: May. 17, 2018 11:31 PM
Posted By: Staff Report

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - This week's Crime Stoppers case comes from the files of the Indiana State University Police.

According to an ISU detective, a theft report was filed on April 27th reporting the theft of cash and credit cards from a vehicle parked in the parking garage on Cherry Street.

The Detective was able to review security cameras from the parking garage and found images of a female driving a blue Chrysler mini-van into the garage.

The female exited her vehicle and proceeded to walk around and pull on car door handles entering those cars that she found unlocked. Later that night the suspect was successful in using the stolen credit cards at the Wal-Mart on SR 46.

The person of interest is a female wearing all black clothing except for a gray hoodie and white shoes.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect involved, call our tip line at 812-238-STOP.

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INVESTIGATORS SAY SOMEONE THREW A FIREBOMB AT A TERRE HAUTE HOME
April 03, 2018

It is in connection with a house fire near 8th Avenue and North 12th Street in Terre Haute on Monday evening.

Posted: Apr. 3, 2018 4:51 PM
Updated: Apr. 3, 2018 6:11 PM
Posted By: Staff Report

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Authorities continue the search for three arson suspects.

It is in connection with a house fire near 8th Avenue and North 12th Street in Terre Haute on Monday evening.

Arson investigator Norm Loudermilk told News 10 one of the three threw a firebomb at the home causing a fire outside.

He also said witnesses are coming forward, helping them develop leads.

Loudermilk said if you have any information on this fire, contact Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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BREAK-IN AT THE VIGO COUNTY ANNEX
March 29, 2018

Police are investigating an attempted break-in at the Vigo County Annex.

Posted: Mar. 29, 2018 10:46 PM
Updated: Mar. 29, 2018 11:26 PM
Posted By: Staff Report

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Police are investigating an attempted break-in at the Vigo County Annex.

This week Crime Stoppers has been asked to help identify a suspect involved in an attempted burglary case.

According to Vigo County Sheriff's detectives, the crime occurred during the early morning hours of March 21st at the Vigo County Annex Building located at 121 Oak Street.

In this case, the suspect used what appeared to be asphalt from the parking lot to break one window and damage an entry door.

The suspect appears to be a thin built, white male wearing a red knit hat along with dark-colored clothing and dark colored shoes with white soles.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect involved, call our tip line at 812-238-STOP

Remember all tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and you could receive up to.

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THPD STILL LOOKING FOR TIPS ON ALICE 'ANITA' OSWALD HOMICIDE CASE
February 27, 2018

Terre Haute Police say there is no tip too small, especially when it comes to an unsolved homicide.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2018 4:04 PM
Updated: Feb. 27, 2018 5:40 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Terre Haute Police say there is no tip too small, especially when it comes to an unsolved homicide.

News 10 checked in with the Terre Haute Police Department on the Alice ‘Anita’ Oswald case.

She disappeared in November of 2017 and divers found her body in her car in a local lake last month.

Detectives are still tracking down every lead in the case and there is currently a $5,000 reward.

If you have any information that can help authorities, call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

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SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOOKING FOR WANTED SEX OFFENDER
February 21, 2018

STATUS: IN CUSTODY

Harris was arrested in Sullivan County and taken to the Sullivan County Jail just after 2000 hrs Sunday, 25 Feb 18.

Officials report William Lester Harris, 44 formerly of Lewis, is wanted in Sullivan County for failure to register as a sex offender.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 4:10 PM
Updated: Feb. 21, 2018 6:42 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a wanted sex offender.

Officials report William Lester Harris, 44 formerly of Lewis, is wanted in Sullivan County for failure to register as a sex offender.

By law, sexual and violent offenders are required to report in at the sheriff’s office when moving in or out of the county.

Harris is also wanted on a separate warrant in Crawford County, Illinois for aggravated driving under the influence.
If you know where Harris is located, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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THPD LOOKING FOR SUSPECT AFTER BURGLARY REPORTED AT CAR CREDIT AUTO
February 20, 2018

Terre Haute Police need your help finding a burglary suspect.

Posted: Feb. 20, 2018 3:10 PM
Updated: Feb. 20, 2018 3:10 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Terre Haute Police need your help finding a burglary suspect.

Police report the burglary happened just before 11 on Monday night at Car Credit Auto located on North Third Street.

If you have any information on the suspect or this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

Remember, all tips remain anonymous.

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Crime Stoppers and the Vigo County Drug Task Force need your help
February 20, 2018

This week Crime Stoppers and the Vigo County Drug Task Force continue to need your help in locating a wanted individual from the Terre Haute area. According to Vigo County Court records, Justin D. Haas, has an active warrant out of Vigo Superior Court 5 for the felony charges of two counts of Dealing Methamphetamine, two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine and two counts of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.  

Haas is described as a 37 year old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.  

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Haas, 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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LITTLE LEAGUE BREAK IN WILL COST $2,000
February 13, 2018

Police are following several leads after someone broke into the concession stand and attempted to break in again Monday night.

Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 6:31 PM
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018 6:48 PM
Posted By: Abby Kirk

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Police are following several leads after someone broke into the concession stand and attempted to break in again Monday night. 


That concession stand belonged to the West Terre Haute Little League.  

Nearly $2,000 in damage was done. 

According to little league officials they believe the break-in happened sometime Saturday night.

Steve Shaffer, board president, says the little league operates on volunteers. He says an incident like this hits home.

“We put a lot of blood sweat and tears into this park for the last five years,” Shaffer said.

For nearly six years he has served as the board president for the Terre Haute Little League.

Shaffer discovered the damage done Sunday morning when he came into work on some repairs.

He says the doors were pried open and materials that belonged to the league were all gone.

Shaffer also says roughly $900 of his own tools were taken.

He says whoever did this also tried setting the place on fire. Shaffer says not one time, but three times they tried. 

“This is a malicious attack,” he said. “You know this takes it to a whole other level.”

Shaffer says this is not the first incident they have had. He says about 15 years ago, the place was broken into. Whoever did it, cut a hole through the roof.

He says the building currently has six surveillance cameras. The league plans to get more installed for better security.

Shaffer says the next step is getting everything up and running by the time season starts in April.

He says they could use the public’s help. You can click here  to donate.

Police are still investigating. If you have any information you can call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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"WE GOT OUR STUFF AND LEFT." WOMAN PUT IN UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION AT A LOCAL GROCERY STORE
February 06, 2018

A local woman’s Facebook post is going viral. She says a scary event happened at a local grocery store.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 7:07 PM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 7:38 PM
Posted By: Abby Kirk

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- A local woman’s Facebook post is going viral. She says a scary event happened at a local grocery store.

Amy Thompson says her 7-year-old daughter was approached by a suspicious man at the Fresh Thyme on the south side of Terre Haute, last Friday night.

She says it’s an event that is hard to talk about.

“It’s hard to describe what you would do in that situation at the time,” Thompson said.

Thompson’s daughter had no idea that a family trip to the grocery store could put fear in her eyes.

“I know if he was to do something, I would have to put my hands on him,” Thompson said.

Thompson says her daughter went to use the restroom. That’s when Thompson says a man followed her daughter and waited outside the restrooms.

“I thought well that’s strange,” Thompson said. “I said ‘Melody [her daughter] I’ll be right here.’”

Thompson says she kept her distance because she wanted to see if the man would act and what his intentions were.

“He looked out of place. He was holding his phone and texting,” Thompson said. “He was looking at my son in the cart then at my husband. He didn’t have any groceries in his hand.”

But, without a doubt, she believes the man was going to take her daughter.

Thompson said something to the cashier, who then said this isn’t the first incident they’ve had with this man.

She says Fresh Thyme called the police and her family left the store immediately.

"We got our stuff and got ready to get out," Thompson said.

Thompson says she felt the urge to write a post on Facebook. She says she wanted to warn her friends and family.

"I was so upset," she said. 

John Moats, Vigo County Sheriff, says some of his co-workers discovered Thompson's post. 

"This is very serious," Thompson said. "If someone's child is being followed in a store, we need to know immediately."

Moats says this particular case is tricky because the sole source of information is through social media. 

"If they tell a clerk, great," Moats said. "But, they need to follow through and make sure an actual call was placed."

Thompson says she made a report on Sunday. Now, she says she is taking this situation as an opportunity to warn others.

Moats says to call 911 if you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel uncomfortable.

If you have any information about Thompson's case, you call call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP. 

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WABASH VALLEY CRIME STOPPERS: MOST WANTED - THE LIST
February 05, 2018

See who police are still searching for and who is still wanted.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2018 11:23 PM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 8:41 PM
Posted By: Staff Report

WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTHI) - News 10 has teamed up with Wabash Valley Crime Stoppers to bring the Wabash Valley's Most Wanted. 

Click on the names below for a photo of the suspect, and what they are wanted for. Next to the suspect's name, you can see if they are still wanted, or have been captured. 

If you have a tip that could help police find one of the people listed, call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

Remember, your tips are anonymous and could lead to a reward. 

 - Jonathan Clymer | CAPTURED

Brandon A Stuthers | WANTED

Wade Bush Anshutz | CAPTURED 

Katherine Davis | WANTED

Matthew Hunt | CAPTURED 

Joshua Wayne Powers | WANTED

James Mahurin | WANTED

Cassandra Robbins | WANTED 

Amber Torres | WANTED

John Robert Smith | CAPTURED

Jessica Rose Scank | CAPTURED

Megan Kinsel | WANTED

Christopher Campbell | CAPTURED 

James Lawson | WANTED

Matthew Beeler | CAPTURED

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Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying two suspects
January 30, 2018

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying two suspects in a theft case. According to Vigo County Sheriff’s Detectives, on January 13th a victim filed a report stating that she had discovered that her credit card had been stolen from her purse. The victim’s card was used at two local businesses before she had an opportunity to cancel it. At one business, the suspects were able to purchase computers valued at over $7000.00.

 Take a look at the images captured as the suspects left a store. The first person of interest appears to be a white male with a thin beard and mustache, wearing jeans, a red coat, a black and white scarf and a gray hat.

 

The second person of interest appears to be a dark complected male with a thin beard, wearing dark clothing and a black hat.

 

  If you have any information on the identity of the suspects, 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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VIGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT IN CONNECTION TO GAS STATION ARMED ROBBERY
January 24, 2018

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Vigo County gas station.

Posted: Jan. 24, 2018 11:01 AM
Updated: Jan. 24, 2018 12:34 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Vigo County gas station.

Officials report the armed robbery happened Tuesday just before 8 p.m. at the Jiffy Mart on N. Lafayette Street. A female employee reports a white male entered the store armed with a knife.

The employee told police that this suspect demanded money and cigarettes and then took off before police arrived.

Chief Deputy John Moats reports surveillance footage captured the suspect who is described as a white male, about 5’6 to 5’7 wearing black pants, a black leather jacket, green hoodie, blue Indianapolis Colts gloves and a black winter mask.

If you have any information on this case or suspect, call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

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Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating Crystal L Caruthers
January 24, 2018

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual from the Terre Haute area. According to Vigo County Court records, Crystal L. Caruthers, has two active warrants out of Vigo Circuit Court 3 for 2 counts of Theft and 2 counts Theft with a prior conviction for either Theft or Conversion.

Caruthers is described as a 27 year old white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last known to be living at a Terre Haute address on South 17th Street.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Caruthers, 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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INVESTIGATORS NEED YOUR HELP SOLVING CHURCH VAN ARSON
January 22, 2018

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A church van arson in Terre Haute remains under investigation.

It happened at Saints Home Church of God in Christ more than a month ago.

Church officials say a van was engulfed in flames and exploded next to the church.

Fire officials say they need the public's help.

They tell us there aren't any leads on this investigation at this point.

"That fire was in a vehicle that as adjacent to a structure and it could've very easily spread to that structure. So, we want to make sure we try to find out who was responsible for that and bring them to justice," Norm Loudermilk from the Terre Haute Fire Department told us.

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

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CAR FIRE IN TERRE HAUTE RULED ARSON
January 17, 2018

The Terre Haute Fire Department reports it happened around 4 a.m. in the 1600 block of South 4th Street.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 12:36 PM
Updated: Jan. 17, 2018 12:36 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An early morning car fire has been ruled arson.

The Terre Haute Fire Department reports it happened around 4 a.m. in the 1600 block of South 4th Street.

Officials report the arson involved a Honda Odyssey van.

Right now investigators do not have a suspect and are still trying to locate the vehicle's owner.

If you have any information that could help authorities, call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238 – STOP.

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ARSON INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AFTER TERRE HAUTE HOUSE FIRE
January 09, 2018

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Someone set a Terre Haute house on fire Tuesday morning, now investigators are looking for suspects.

Arson investigator Norm Loudermilk says the fire happened at a house on 7th Avenue.

Loudermilk says someone set a curtain on fire inside of an abandoned home.

The flames spread causing quite a bit of damage.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying two burglary suspects
January 09, 2018

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying two burglary suspects. According to Vigo County Sheriff detectives, Futurex Industries has reported multiple burglaries and thefts over the past few months. Those individuals responsible have stolen several items valued at thousands of dollars.

 Take a look at the images captured from inside the factory. The first suspect appears to be a heavy set, white female with blonde hair and glasses.

The second suspect appears to be a heavy set, white male with dark hair and possibly some facial hair.

The suspects’ light brown Chevrolet S 10 Pickup truck was also captured at the scene by exterior security cameras.

 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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AUTOPSY COMPLETED FOR BODY FOUND IN POND
January 06, 2018

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – News 10 has confirmed the Autopsy is complete on a body found Friday in a Vigo County pond. Vigo County Coroner Dr. Susan Amos reveals to News 10 that a positive ID will not be determined for roughly 2-6 weeks. She is awaiting results from DNA testing. Dr. Amos adds that once a positive ID is made more information will be released.

The Terre Haute Police Department shared an update in the investigation of the death of 72-year-old Alice Anita Oswald on Friday. THPD said authorities began work on Thursday, drilling pilot holes in the ice of a pond in Southeastern Vigo County. Officials say a vehicle was discovered in the pond, and the process of locating it spanned two days with 30 to 40 people working the scene.

Friday, crews sent a camera underwater and later two divers. That's when they found a burgundy Honda CRV and police confirmed it belongs to Alice "Anita" Oswald.

Authorities say it took a lot of effort to get the car out of the frozen water, but were successful in getting it out at 3:30 Friday afternoon.

They say a white female was found dead inside but couldn’t confirm it was Oswald.

Oswald disappeared in November 2017. That's when police issued a Silver Alert for her.

A suspicious fire destroyed her home after her family reported her missing.

Oswald was in charge of a local animal shelter that has started the process of closing.

Police say they do suspect foul play. Officials say they will slowly work to dry the vehicle recovered from the water in an effort to preserve any DNA evidence.

Investigators say there have been persons of interest since Oswald’s disappearance but they remain tight-lipped.

They think there are people with information about this case who have not come forward. They are urging anyone with tips to come forward now. If you have information, you can call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.

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Debit Card Theft
December 14, 2017

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest in a theft case. According to Vigo County Sheriff’s Detectives, on December 1st a victim filed a report stating that her wallet, containing her debit card, had been stolen while attending a concert at a local high school. The victim’s card was used several times at various businesses before she had an opportunity to cancel it.

 Take a look at this image captured as the stolen card was being used. The person of interest appears to be a heavy built female with dark hair wearing a flannel jacket and a dark colored shirt.

If you have any information on the identity of this person, 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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The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office need your help
December 06, 2017

STATUS: APPREHENDED

This week Crime Stoppers and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office need your help in locating a wanted individual from the Terre Haute area. According to Vigo County Court records, Guy Anthony Switzer, has an active warrant out of Vigo Superior Court 6  for the charges of Criminal Recklessness, Theft of a Firearm and two counts of Pointing a Firearm at Another Person.

Switzer is described as a 26 year old white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be living at a Terre Haute address on South 6th Street.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Switzer, 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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