Berrien County Crime of the Week

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The crime of the week comes from the files of the Niles City Police Department.

On Jan. 15 and Jan. 17, during the afternoon hours, unknown suspects broke into two vehicles at the YMCA located at 905 N. Front St., and at Lakeland Hospital, located 31 N. St. Joseph St.

Both vehicles were damaged by unknown suspects who smashed the side windows and stole purses from both vehicles. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white Chevrolet Lumina type passenger car.

Crime Stoppers wants the person or persons responsible for this larceny 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, Inc. serves the entire Michiana region. Call Crime Stoppers toll free at 800-342-STOP or submit a web tip at You will be given a code number and we won’t ask your name.

This is D/Sgt. Fred Laesch of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department for Crime Stoppers.