Friday, December 30, 2005
InRe: Homicide; Sam’s Food, 1336 Lincolnway West
At approximately 4:18 p.m. on this date, South Bend Police Department officers responded to a 911 call referencing an apparent robbery and shooting at Sam’s Food Mart.
The male victim, later identified as the store owner, was transported to the hospital and the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (MHU) was alerted because of the life threatening injury. He was later pronounced dead and immediate family members were notified. The deceased is Preet Singh, aged 45.
MHU has received several descriptions of the suspects involved and have interviewed several witnesses. At this time, the investigation continues as evidence is being gathered and processed.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the MHU at 235-5009, or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
InRe: Suspects arrested for Tuesday’s East Race Liquor store robbery
SBPD officers’ quick thinking and teamwork prevent getaway
Timing, teamwork and quick thinking were not the only tickets in collaring three robbery suspects shortly after this morning’s armed robbery at East Race Liquors, 502 East Colfax, at approximately 10:16 a.m. In addition, the apprehending officer issued citations to the getaway driver for disregarding a stop sign and neglecting to wear a seat belt.
And notably, arrest times were listed at 10:55 a.m., not even an hour past the reported robbery time.
The following suspects were arrested, transported to the St. Joseph County jail and booked for robbery:
Kisey Gates (FB, 25); Richard A. Halliburton (MB, 19)
Arrest charges: Robbery Class B, Possession of Hand Gun
Raymond Gates (MB, 23)
Arrest charge: Robbery Class B Felony
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Updated Thursday, December 22, 2005
InRe: Bank Robbery
3617 E. McKinley
Yesterday afternoon (December 21) at approximately 1:45 p.m., South Bend Police Department dispatchers were notified of a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Town & Country Key Bank. Police responded and were told a lone, darker-skinned male black carrying a handgun had assaulted and pushed a female customer to the ground, jumped the counter, and then exited the bank with an undetermined amount of currency.
Police were also advised the suspect was of medium build, about 5’4”, and had shed clothing as he ran northeast toward Pin Oak Manor at the border of South Bend and Mishawaka. A perimeter was established, a K-9 team was called out and the search ensued. Clothing and personal items were recovered, along with currency. While police are progressing in identifying the evidence, the suspect is still at large.
The case remains under investigation and the SBPD would appreciate help in locating this armed robber. If you have information about this crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 289-STOP or the SBPD Detective Bureau at 574-235-9263. Detective Sergeant Ronald Nowicki is leading the investigation.