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Crime of the Week


This is D/Sgt. Fred Laesch of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department for Crime Stoppers.  The crime of the week comes from the files of the Benton Township Police Department.

On March 16, 2017 at approximately 5:40 am, the Benton Twp. PD was dispatched to the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 875 E. Napier Ave., Benton Twp. in reference to a breaking and entering.  Two unknown suspects broke into the business and stole an unknown amount of prescription drugs that were in a locked cabinet.

Crime Stoppers wants the 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.  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:  Benton Twp. PD
Investigator:  D/Lt. Brian Smit
Complaint #: 17-2081

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