If you have any information on this crime and call Crime Stoppers, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to the arrest or indictment of anyone involved.  Remember, you can call us about any crime, any time.  Do the right thing.  Click to submit a tip, or call us.  Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID.  You'll be assigned a code number and we won't ask your name. 

Fraudulent Check Cashing Ring (2016/11/17)

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South Bend Police are investigating a fraudulent check cashing ring and need your help.  The suspects are targeting people in need.  With promises of quick cash in exchange for identification, the suspects convince others to cash the fraudulent checks.  If successful, the suspects take all of the money, and the person who cashed the check is left as the new suspect or arrested.



Homicide of Shasta Horston (2016/10/13)

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On August 14, 2015 Shasta Horston was found murdered at her home of 1038 Yukon St in South Bend.  Shasta was found by family and her infant child was home during this heinous crime.  Police are now asking for our help to bring the killer to justice.

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Elkhart Pawn Shop Burglary (2016/09/08)

Just after 7am on August 14, 2016 Elkhart Police Department responded to a burglar alarm at the business of Gold & Diamonds Jewelry and Pawn in the 3400 block of South Main St. in Elkhart.  Three unknown suspects broke their way through the exterior cinder block wall of the business and gained access to the building.  They used a dolly to removed a large safe from the building and that is what triggered the alarm system.  The safe contained an undisclosed amount of currency and merchandise.
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Murder of Domonique Jackson (2016/06/09)

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July 20, 2013 at 11pm Domonique Jackson was shot and killed, while in his vehicle, in the 1100 block of North Huey in South Bend.  Domonique had a very young son, who is now growing up without his dad.  Police are asking for our help to close this case.

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Hit & Run Fatality of John Tolley (2016/05/05)

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Around 10am on October 10, 2015 a passerby found John Tolley in the ditch along Ireland Road.  John had been struck by a vehicle in the overnight hours and left at the scene.  The St. Joseph County FACT Team is still looking for the driver responsible for this accident, and the death of John Tolley.

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Assualt and Theft to Elderly woman (2016/04/14)

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On April 21, 2016 South Bend Police were called to Fairington Apartments for a report of an elderly woman who was beaten and her wallet stolen. 
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Construct Site Theft (2016/03/17)

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Around midnight on February 21 a Selge Construction job site near Pierceton, IN was broken into and $75,000 worth of equipment was stolen.  Police are asking for our help to catch those responsible.

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Murder of William Collier (2016/03/03)

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Just before midnight on August 29 police responded to the 1200 block of Queen Street in South Bend for a crash, but when they arrived they found the driver, William Collier had been shot and later died at the hospital.  Police are asking for our help to solve this
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Murder of Edward Kleinwaechter (2016/02/18)

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In the early morning hours of March 10, 2014 South Bend Police found Edward Kleinwaechter murdered in the 500 block of W. Marion Street. 
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Ja'Rina Bailey Homicide (2016/02/04)

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Just after midnight on July 21, 2013 Ja’Rina Bailey tragically lost her life in a shooting in the 1800 block of Lincolnway West in South Bend.  Nearly 3 years later, police are asking for your help to solve this case and provide closure for Ja’Rina’s family.

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Armed Robbery Ring through Social Media (2016/01/28)

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Over the past 3 months there have been 8 victims of armed robberies or home invasions in the Michiana area, all linked to backpage.com.  The victims report that they have set up a meeting with a female and when they arrive to meet with her they are robbed at gun point by several males.  The female suspect has been identified as 19yr old Anastasia Lebbin, described as a white/female, 5’2”/150lbs, brown hair and multiple tattoos.  Lebbin does have warrants for her arrest and police are looking for her, as well as any information about the male suspects.  There may be more victims who have not reported their cases yet and if you are a victim, police are asking for you to come forward to your local police department or call Crime Stoppers with anonymous information.



Hit & Run Serious Injury (2016/01/13)

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Around 3am on May 4, 2014 three people were seriously hurt when their Jeep was hit by a dark colored newer style truck on M-60 near Vandalia.  The driver of the truck fled the scene.  One person was airlifted and the others were severely injured.  Police need your help to find the driver responsible.

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Murder of Ariana Pendleton (2015/11/05)

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October 22, 2011 Ariana Pendleton was gunned down in the backyard of 234 Dr. King Dr. in Elkhart.  Ariana was only 19 years old and was a good girl with a big smile and happy heart.  Ariana`s family, and police, are asking for the community to step up and speak out to help solve this case.  Crime Stoppers assures your anonymity and if your tip helps detectives close this case, you could earn a cash reward.  Help bring justice for Ariana, and closure for her family.

Rape of Natalie Garrett (2015/10/22)

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Oct 2, 2013 around 5:30 am, Natalie Garrett was getting ready for work in her apartment in North Lake Apartments in Elkhart.  Natalie walked into her bedroom and found an unknown male standing there staring back at her.  The suspect is described as an African American male, 20-30 years old, about 6 feet tall and a thin build.  Natalie tried to run away, but the suspect grabbed her.  The suspect raped and sexually assaulted Natalie.  Before he left, the suspect took Natalie`s phone and keys and left out the front door of the apartment. 

Two years later, police are asking for the public`s help in solving this brutal crime.  If you have any information connected to this case, call or click with a tip for Michiana Crime Stoppers.


Joshua Kneeland Shooting (2015/10/15)

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On September 20, 2015 around 2:30am Joshua Kneeland was walking in the area of 1800 S. Michigan St when he was approached by an unknown male, who began shooting at Joshua.  As Joshua fell to the ground, the suspect walked closer and continued to shoot at Joshua from close range.  Joshua survived this shooting, but police need your help solving this case.

Rocky Swihart Attempted Murder (2015/10/01)

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Attempted Murder of Rocky Swihart

 

On Friday August 21, 2015 just before 10am there was an attempted murder on 350 S. just outside Stroh in LaGrange County.  A 90s model gold or tan sedan pulled onto Rocky Swihart’s property and the driver exited the vehicle.  He’s described as a white male 20-30yrs old, medium build, and either balding or shaved head.  The male engaged Rocky in a brief conversation before pulling a gun.  Rocky was shot in the face and then in the back as he ran to his house.  The suspect got back in the sedan and drove off.

 

This is Officer Kayla Miller with Michiana Crime Stoppers.  If you have any information about this shooting, contact Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP.  You can also submit a tip at MichianaCrimeStoppers.com or through the link on our Facebook page.  If your information leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward up to $1,000.  We never ask your name and you’ll remain anonymous, even if you earn a cash reward.  Call Crime Stoppers or visit our website to submit a tip about this crime, or any felony crime or fugitive. 



Shooting at Ford St Crossing (2015/09/17)

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On August 1, 2015 just after 11pm in the 1500 block of Ford Street there was a drive by shooting to a vehicle stopped at the railroad crossing.  Susan Sepulveda, a passenger in the vehicle was shot multiple times.  There were also two small children in the vehicle that suffered multiple injuries during this shooting.  The people responsible for this shooting need to be found and police need your help.

This is Officer Kayla Miller with Michiana Crime Stoppers.  If you have any information about this shooting, contact Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP.  You can also submit a tip at MichianaCrimeStoppers.com or through the link on our Facebook page.  If your information leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward up to $1,000.  We never ask your name and you’ll remain anonymous, even if you earn a cash reward.  You’ll be given a code number and that’s your only identity with us.  Call Crime Stoppers or visit our website to submit a tip about this crime, or any felony crime or fugitive. 

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Joseph Ewing Shooting (2015/09/10)

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On April 19, 2015 just after 10pm near Falcon and Huron St in South Bend; Joseph Ewing was walking to the store when he was approached by an unknown male.  Joseph was startled to see a gun and as he ran away, the suspect shot him in the back and then fled the scene on foot.

 

This is Officer Kayla Miller with Crime Stoppers.  If you have information about this crime, or any felony crime or fugitive, call Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP or go to our website MichianaCrimeStoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip”.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest you could be awarded up to $1000 cash.    
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Tanya Jones Homicide (2015/07/30)

At about 6:00 a.m. on March 2, 2015, it appeared that 41-year old Tanya Jones was awakened when the back door of her home in the 1400 block of Olive Street in South Bend was kicked in.  Tanya was found lying on her kitchen floor, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.  Police believe this was not a random murder.

The person responsible for Tanya`s murder has left her 13-daughter without a mother, and a family without their daughter, sister, and niece. 

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Guiseppi Bailey Homicide (2015/07/23)

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The night of May 17, 2015, a 911 call came in to South Bend Police reporting a man down in the 300 block of Manchester Drive.  Police and Fire personnel arrived to find 41-year old Guiseppi Bailey unresponsive in the front yard of a home. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Tragically, Guiseppi`s sister, Leah Bailey, was murdered in May of 2000.  As she was arriving to the area of 1100 Queen Street in South Bend, she was caught in crossfire that broke out and killed.

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