Mishawaka Police Officers of the 2nd Quarter, 2015

Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski has named PFC. Joshua Watts and PSC. Kyle Miner as "Officers of the 2nd Quarter, 2015".  The officers were unanimously nominated by the Mishawaka Police Department's Afternoon Shift for their actions in locating and apprehending six suspects that were involved in an armed robbery.

On April 15, 2015, at 4:10pm, Mishawaka Police officers were dispatched to Jared's Galleria of Jewelry at University Park Mall in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. Officer Miner was able to locate the suspect vehicles as they were attempting to flee the area and delay them until Officer Watts arrived. Together the officers were able to detain and arrest six suspects, two of whom were in the trunk of one of the vehicles, and recover nearly $249,000 worth of jewelry.

Through subsequent interviews, it became apparent that this group of individuals had committed similar acts throughout the Midwest. On April 17, 2015, the FBI issued a federal indictment for armed robbery to all six criminals.

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(l to r) - PFC Joshua Watts; Mishawaka Mayor David Wood; PSC Kyle Miner; Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski.