4/14/2015 - “I mean what’s the point? What’s the purpose?”
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.
4/10/2015 - This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating another wanted individual
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.
4/2/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted individual
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.
2/23/2015 - UPDATE: ISP locate driver of vehicle involved in drag racing on Third Street
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.
2/19/2015 - This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a wanted suspect
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.
2/13/2015 - THPD: Suspect gets ‘undisclosed amount of money’ from Regions Bank
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.
2/4/2015 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a missing person
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.
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.
1/26/2015 - 4 arrested, officials searching for last suspect in alleged kidnapping case
CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Four suspects have been taken into custody after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports of an alleged kidnapping and criminal confinement. But, officials are still searching for one more suspect.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies had responded to a home on State Road 340 near County Road 650 West in Brazil
on Dec. 19. The caller told officials a male was in the driveway without shoes or a coat.
The male subject reported he had been battered but when deputies arrived at the scene the subject had fled. They searched the area and were not able to find him.
Ten days later the Clay County Sheriff’s Office got a phone call from police officers in Illinois with information in regards to the same case. The officers in Illinois had responded to a call of possible shots fired. “The officers advised that the suspects that had made this report believed that this was due to the fact that they had witnessed a batter in Clay County, Indiana,” the report from Clay County read.
Detectives from Clay County traveled to Illinois to conduct interviews with these subjects. It was then the detectives had determined a kidnapping of an adult male took place in Brazil and the male had been taken to a residence on CR 650 W in Brazil. Detectives also believed he had been battered and held at that residence against his will.
“The victim had to jump through a window of the residence to escape the subjects that were holding him against his will,” the report continued. “In fear the male victim fled the area.”
The subjects involved in this case were Tracey Burk, 45, Richelle Moize, 39, Taylor Moize, 21, Corey Simonson, 26 and Levi Williams, 29. All subjects were from Brazil.
Richelle Moize, Taylor Moize and Simonson were located on Jan. 23 and taken into custody. Williams was later located and arrested on Jan. 26. All four are facing charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, kidnapping, criminal confinement, robbery and aggravated battery. Their bond has been set at $100,000 with no 10 percent allowed.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is requesting any information on the location of the last suspect, Tracey Burk. If you have any information on his location, contact the sheriff’s office at (812) 446-2535, or call Crime Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.
1/20/2015 - Arrest made in homicide investigation of Tiffanie Adams
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTH) – An arrest has been made in homicide investigation of Tiffanie Adams.
On Dec. 30 of 2014 officials responded to a corn field in rural Sullivan County after a body was found by a farmer.
After an autopsy and the use of dental records, the body was identified on Jan. 2 as 20-year-old Tiffanie Adams.
Adams, from Sullivan, was reported missing on Nov. 7 of 2014. She was last seen walking from her father’s home on North Broad Street in Sullivan to her mother’s house, nearly one block away. She was also seven months pregnant at the time.
On Tuesday, Indiana State Police arrested 32-year-old Johnus L. Orr from Sullivan.
Orr is facing preliminary charges of two counts of murder.
We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.
1/6/2015 - Thieves target copper at Meijer construction site
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Some construction workers made a not-so-merry discovery following the Christmas holiday.
Sometime between Dec. 24 and 29, someone stole a substantial amount of copper from the Meijer construction site. Terre Haute Police say the thieves struck both inside and outside the store. Thieves target copper, because they can sell it at scrap yards.
“There are scrap yards that report, within the city, leads on-line,” said THPD Detective Les Hamm. “We check through there. There are some outlying scrap yards, they don’t report, but they’re required by law to hold that information.”
Police don’t believe the copper was sold locally. The thieves also took a pick-up truck. If you have information about this crime, please call CrimeStoppers at 812-238-STOP.
12/17/2014 - Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest in a theft case
This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a person of interest in a theft case. According to detectives, someone stole a wallet and cellular phone from the victims shopping cart while they shopped at Kroger’s south. The person of interest then proceeded to charge over $5,000 worth of merchandise to the victim’s credit cards before they could get home to report the crime. Take a look at a surveillance image captured at Best Buy.
The person of interest is a white female in her 40’s with blonde hair wearing a brown jacket and black clothing. If you have any information on the identity of this person call our tip line at 238-STOP 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 solving this case.