Tag Archive for Robberies

Zachery Decker, Nicholas Winberg, and Cristina Morris Arrested Suspected Robbery Downtown

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00 PM

Just after 10 pm on April 28, 2017, IMPD officers were flagged down by a male at 10 W Georgia Street who said that he was just the victim of a robbery. The victim and two witnesses told the officers that three subjects, a female and two males, attacked him and removed his money and wallet from his pockets. The victim and witnesses were able to give officers a description of the alleged suspects and called Robbery Detectives to the scene.

Officers responding to the area noticed three people matching the description of the alleged suspects walking in the vicinity of the robbery. The suspects all turned and walked the other way when they spotted the police and were apprehended a short time later when officers found them hiding behind some dumpsters in an alley. The female suspect was found to be in possession of the victim’s money and credit cards.


Officers and robbery detectives conducted a show-up of the alleged suspects and received a positive identification from the victim and a witness. The three suspects were identified as 21-year-old Zachery Decker, 21-year-old Nicholas Winberg, and 24-year-old Cristina Morris. The three suspects were transported to the IMPD Robbery Office where they were interviewed and preliminarily charged with Robbery and Battery. All three were transported to the Arrestee Processing Center by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a changing decision.

Remember, if you have any information about criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at (317)262-TIPS(8477). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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Serial robbery suspects, Victor Linton & Allen McCray, wanted by IMPD, apprehended in Missouri

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 4:00 PM

Just after 4 am on April 19, 2017, IMPD officers responded to an armed robbery to the Franklin Quick Stop at 5630 S Franklin Rd. It was reported that two black males pointed a gun at the clerk and took about $1,500 in cash. A short time later, about 4:40 a.m., IMPD officers were dispatched to an attempted armed robbery to a Marathon Gas Station at 1638 S Shelby St. The suspects were unable to get any money as the clerk was behind bulletproof glass, but the description of the suspects matched that of the earlier robbery.

On April 21, 2017, IMPD detectives were notified by Whitestown Police Department that two men had robbed a Circle K and fired four shots at the clerk. The description of the suspects was similar to the ones given by witnesses to IMPD. Whitestown Police recovered .25 caliber shell casings and later submitted them to the FBI Crime Lab for processing.

IMPD detectives were later notified, on April 26, 2017, by Kirkwood Police (MO), St. Louis County Police (MO), Boonville Police (MO), Troy Police (IL), O’Fallon Police (IL) and Maryville Police (IL) that they all had similar robberies and were later determined to be committed by the same men.

On April 27, 2017, IMPD detectives were notified by the FBI that 23-year-old Victor Linton and 19-year-old Allen McCray were apprehended by Higginsville Police (MO) after they committed another robbery and shot the clerk 4 times. Prior to being arrested, Linton and McCray wrecked the stolen 2013 silver Hyundai Santa Fe that they drove to the scene. It is believed Linton and McCray traveled in the vehicle over the course of eight days, between April 13th –April 21st, to St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis before being taken into custody. The .25 caliber Colt semi-automatic handgun used and recovered in the Higginsville shooting matches the description of the gun used in Whiteland and Indianapolis. The Indianapolis and St. Louis branches of the FBI will be working together to bring federal charges against Linton and McCray.

Remember, if you have any information about criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at (317)262-TIPS(8477). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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Three burglary suspects who fired shots at police during a short pursuit arrested

Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:26 PM

On 4/28/17 just before 3:30 p.m., detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Robbery Coordination Unit were conducting a covert investigation on possible multiple burglaries involving a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Detectives initially observed the Jeep in the 700 blk. of S. Meussing. The Jeep suddenly left the roadway, crossed a field, and parked near a barn. After several minutes the vehicle was seen leaving the area and then observed at another location along a wood line for several minutes. The Jeep was joined by a Gator vehicle as they left the area.

Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on both the Jeep and the Gator but both vehicles refused to stop, and the Gator veered off into an empty field with officers giving chase. The Jeep continued onto Mitthoeffer Rd. where one of the occupants fired several shots at pursuing officers. Officers lost sight of the Jeep and Gator in the area of Washington St. and Mitthoeffer Rd. Officers quickly found the Jeep behind a strip mall in the 9200 blk. of E. Washington St., and quickly established a perimeter. Both K-9 and SWAT officers were deployed to search and safely find the fugitive suspects who were considered armed and dangerous. Officers found inside the rear of the Jeep several items believed to have been stolen.

Eventually, an IMPD K-9 Officer and his partner tracked two suspects, identified as 18-year-old Michael Hostetter and 21-year-old Steven Cosand, inside a barn behind a residence in the 100 blk. of S. Post Rd. SWAT officers entered and took both suspects into custody without incident. Officers using intelligence and observations tracked the third suspect to his home address of 3800 blk. of Spann where they took 19-year-old Daltyn Randolph into custody without incident several hours later.

MSD Warren Township was temporarily locked down for precautionary measures only. Thankfully no injuries, property damage, nor officers returning fire were reported. All three suspects were arrested on a preliminary felony charge of burglary, but additional charges are likely. At this time due to the active nature of this investigation booking (current or previous) are not available. Further updates will be provided as they become available. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the investigative information for a charging decision.

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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IMPD Robbery Detectives Seek Assistance Finding 34-year-old Jeremy Clark

9200 Camby Rd – Google Maps

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:25 PM

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Robbery detectives seek the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who fought and tied up an elderly female during a home invasion robbery.

Just after 6 p.m. on April 19, 2017, officers with the IMPD were dispatched to the 9200 block of Camby Rd on reports of a home invasion robbery. Responding officers located a female victim in her 70’s, suffering from minor injuries. EMS personnel responded and transported the victim to IU West Hospital.

Robbery detectives responded and learned that the suspect, 34-year-old Jeremy Clark, who has done yard work for the victim in the past, allegedly came into the victim’s house, pushed her to the ground, fought with her and then bound her hands. Clark then allegedly stole debit/credit cards, cash, and the victim’s 2011 Chevy Equinox and fled from the area. After he left, the victim was able to chew her way through the binding and call for help. A short time later the victim’s vehicle was recovered in a parking lot in the 5800 block of W 10th St.


Clark was described as 5’07”, 190lbs, with a full beard and mustache, wearing a white shirt, brown shorts, and dark colored shoes. He was last seen in the area of 5800 W 10th St around 7 p.m.. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. DO NOT APPROACH. Call 911 immediately if you him.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.

*Note: The attached unrelated booking photo is of that of the suspect, Jeremy Clark

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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Shawn Michael Caballero, 18, of Indianapolis, Arrested on Numerous Charges




Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:29 PM

Vigo County – Around 2:30 this afternoon, Indiana State Police Region V Dispatch Center notified all Putnamville troopers that an armed robbery suspect from a Paris, Illinois pharmacy might be traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 from the state line area. The suspect was a black male driving a silver 2012 Chevrolet Malibu with Indiana registration (plate number officially omitted from release).

At 2:46, Indiana State Police Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson were working the construction zone near the nine-mile marker and spotted the eastbound suspect vehicle. The troopers attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect fled eastbound on I-70. While traveling recklessly through the construction zone, the suspect very nearly struck three construction men working near the center of the roadway, causing the three to quickly divert from their work area or risk being struck.

Troopers continued to pursue at speeds reaching a maximum of 110 miles-per-hour with other ISP troopers and Clay County Sheriff’s deputies deploying tire deflation devices in the eastbound lanes both west and east of State Road 59. The suspect avoided the first set west of SR 59 and attempted to avoid the second set east of SR 59 (Exit 23), and struck the inner guardrail. The suspect then veered into a white 2014 Ford pickup, driven by 47-year-old Shawn B. Riley of Moberly, Missouri forcing the Riley vehicle off the roadway. Following the collisions, the suspect vehicle became disabled in the roadway and the suspect was quickly taken into custody by ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson.

During a search of the suspect vehicle, troopers believe they located clothing and pharmaceutical evidence related to the Paris, Illinois pharmacy robbery, as well as approximately 20 grams of suspected marijuana.

The suspect, 18-year old Shawn Michael Caballero of Indianapolis, IN. was incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail on preliminary charges of one count of Dealing Controlled Substance greater than 28 grams; four counts of Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle; One count of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle; Possession of Marijuana with Prior Arrest; and Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal.

Assisting were ISP Sergeant Chris Wright, Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden, and Trooper Brian Thomas. Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Brazil Police officers, and Lamberts Towing.

Pictures are from the scene. No injuries to driver or suspect were reported.

Direct questions concerning the pharmacy robbery to Paris, Illinois Police. No other information is available from ISP.

Direct ISP questions to Sergeant Joe Watts.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Shawn Michael Caballero, 18, of Indianapolis, Arrested on Numerous Charges




Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:29 PM

Vigo County – Around 2:30 this afternoon, Indiana State Police Region V Dispatch Center notified all Putnamville troopers that an armed robbery suspect from a Paris, Illinois pharmacy might be traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 from the state line area. The suspect was a black male driving a silver 2012 Chevrolet Malibu with Indiana registration (plate number officially omitted from release).

At 2:46, Indiana State Police Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson were working the construction zone near the nine-mile marker and spotted the eastbound suspect vehicle. The troopers attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect fled eastbound on I-70. While traveling recklessly through the construction zone, the suspect very nearly struck three construction men working near the center of the roadway, causing the three to quickly divert from their work area or risk being struck.

Troopers continued to pursue at speeds reaching a maximum of 110 miles-per-hour with other ISP troopers and Clay County Sheriff’s deputies deploying tire deflation devices in the eastbound lanes both west and east of State Road 59. The suspect avoided the first set west of SR 59 and attempted to avoid the second set east of SR 59 (Exit 23), and struck the inner guardrail. The suspect then veered into a white 2014 Ford pickup, driven by 47-year-old Shawn B. Riley of Moberly, Missouri forcing the Riley vehicle off the roadway. Following the collisions, the suspect vehicle became disabled in the roadway and the suspect was quickly taken into custody by ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson.

During a search of the suspect vehicle, troopers believe they located clothing and pharmaceutical evidence related to the Paris, Illinois pharmacy robbery, as well as approximately 20 grams of suspected marijuana.

The suspect, 18-year old Shawn Michael Caballero of Indianapolis, IN. was incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail on preliminary charges of one count of Dealing Controlled Substance greater than 28 grams; four counts of Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle; One count of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle; Possession of Marijuana with Prior Arrest; and Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal.

Assisting were ISP Sergeant Chris Wright, Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden, and Trooper Brian Thomas. Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Brazil Police officers, and Lamberts Towing.

Pictures are from the scene. No injuries to driver or suspect were reported.

Direct questions concerning the pharmacy robbery to Paris, Illinois Police. No other information is available from ISP.

Direct ISP questions to Sergeant Joe Watts.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Serial Robbery Suspects Caught

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:04 PM

Just after 9 p.m. on 03/24/2016, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to the Del Taco restaurant in the 3900 block of N High School Rd, on reports of a robbery that had just occurred.

The IMPD Robbery Coordination Unit along with ECU and the FBI Safe Streets Tasks Force, had been investigating multiple robberies of predominately Hispanic businesses throughout Indianapolis. Through the use of proven investigative techniques, detectives were able to determine an area that the suspects may victimize next. Officers and detectives were alerted and immediately responded to the area.



The suspect vehicle left the scene of the robbery and eventually went to the 600 block of Somerset. Speedway Police Department (SPD) officers assisted IMPD in locating the suspect vehicle.18-year-old Jahrell Williams was located in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and three other suspects were seen running from the garage it was parked near. IMPD K9 Officers were on-scene, and an excellent perimeter was quickly established by district cars. Multiple officers from Northwest and Southwest Districts assisted. K9 began a track and quickly located all three suspects, who were found hiding in the 500 block of Rochester.  The three were identified as 20-year-old Fernando Degante-Toledo, 18-year-old Eliceo Ortiz-Cabrera, and a 17-year-old juvenile male.

A search warrant was obtained and executed for an address in the 600 block of N Somerset, with assistance from IMPD Homicide, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault detectives. Numerous pieces of evidence from this and previous robberies were located, processed and collected. All four suspects were arrested and preliminarily charged with robbery. They were later transported to the Arrestee Processing Center for booking. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a final charging decision.

The below cases are believed to be associated with the above suspects and will potentially be closed by arrest after further follow up. They include the following known robberies:

  1. PD17003417 “Pueblo Grocery” on 01-09-17 at 2401 W. Washington St.
  2. PD17007195 “Carniceria Morelos” on 01-18-17 at 2124 W. Washington St.
  3. PD17009738 “Las Mexicanas Supermarket” on 01-24-17 at 414 S. Sherman
  4. PD17011095 “Super Morelos Grocery” on 01-27-17 at 5430 E. Washington St.
  5. PD17017719 “Carniceria El Michoacano” on 02-13-17 at 6240 W. 34th St.
  6. PD17019322 “Carniceria El Michoacano 2” on 02-17-17 at 5437 W. 34th St.
  7. PD17019333 “Metro PCS” on 02-17-17 at 4308 W. Washington St.
  8. PD17020421 “Little Caesars” on 02-20-17 at 2001 W. Washington St.
  9. PD17020807 “Tienda Morales” on 02-21-17 at 5 Beachway Dr.
  10. PD17021279 “La Potosine” on 02-23-17 at 5324 W. 38TH St.
  11. PD17025202 “Michoacana” on 03-05-17 at 3740 Lafayette Rd.
  12. PD17027854 “Dos Amigos” on 03-12-17 at 3215 English Ave.
  13. PD17027878 “Super Morales” on 03-13-17 at 3872 Lafayette Rd.
  14. PD17032495 “El Rey Del Taco” on 03-24-17 at 3935 N. High School Rd.

This was a tremendous undertaking that involved multiple districts, units, and assistance from outside agencies. A special thank you goes out to IMPD Southwest and Northwest Districts, Speedway PD, IMPD K9, ECU, FBI – Safe Streets Tasks Force and the Homicide/Robbery detectives for their assistance during this investigation. The IMPD would also like to thank the community for their continued support and efforts in helping to make Indianapolis a safer place to live, work, and play!

Remember, if you have any information about criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at (317)262-TIPS(8477). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

*Note: The attached booking photos are those of the suspects in order: Jahrell Williams, Fernando Degante-Toledo, and Eliceo Ortiz-Cabrera. The juvenile’s name and booking photo will not be released due to his juvenile status.

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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