Crime of the Week: Niles Township break-in

Published 7:43 am Thursday, September 24, 2015

On Sept. 18, 2015, at approximately 11:03 a.m., the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the Goodwin Motors located at 2028 S. 11th St., in Niles in reference to a breaking and entering. The unknown suspect or suspects broke into the business and stole a large sum of money.

Crime Stoppers wants the person or persons responsible for this breaking and entering 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. People can contact us about this or any felony crime or fugitive. Submit an anonymous tip online at, or through a link on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Or people can submit a tip through the same secure link using their smart phone. Look for the free Tip Submit Mobile app. People can still call us toll free at (800) 342-STOP. People will be given a code number and won’t be asked their name.


Det./Sgt. Fred Laesch is with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department for Crime Stoppers. The crime of the week comes from the files of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.