Sheriff News

Posted on: March 12, 2018

Crime of the Week


This is D/Lt. Fred Laesch of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department for Crime Stoppers.  The crime of the week comes from the files of the St. Joseph City Department of Public Safety.

On February 27, 2018 at approximately 10:27 PM the St. Joseph City Dept. of Public Safety responded to the Marathon gas station located at 2805 Niles Ave., City of St. Joseph in reference to a robbery.  A white male subject entered the gas station wearing a black ski mask, brown Carhartt band jacket, and black Aero brand sweatpants with white lettering.  The suspect was also armed with a black handgun.  The suspect demanded US currency from the cashier, then fled the business on foot in an unknown direction.

Armed robbery suspect (002)

Crime Stoppers wants the person responsible for this armed robbery and will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to their arrest.  Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards on other felony crimes and the capture of fugitives.

Michiana Crime Stoppers is a donor-funded program that serves 12 counties in Michiana.  You can contact us about this or any felony crime or fugitive.  Submit an anonymous tip online at, or through a link on our Facebook page.  Or you can submit a tip through the same secure link using your smart phone.  Look for the free P3 Tips mobile app.  You can still call us toll free at (800) 342-STOP.  You will be given a code number and we won’t ask your name.

Remember – it pays to call Crime Stoppers.

Agency:  St. Joseph City DPS

Investigator:  Det. Adam Herbert

Complaint #:  18-680

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