Officers Of The Third Quarter - 2016

Mishawaka Chief of Police Ken Witkowski has announced Pfc. Donald Siders and Lt. Kevin Will as recipients of the Mishawaka Police Department’s “Officers of the Third Quarter - 2016.”

On two separate occasions in July, Officer Siders was instrumental in the apprehension of suspects involved in burglary and vehicle theft. On July 15, 2016 Officer Siders was dispatched to a residence regarding a burglary. Later that day, he returned to the scene to collect additional evidence and view surveillance video from a neighbor when the resident identified the suspect vehicle. Following a pursuit through several neighborhoods Officer Siders, with assistance from K-9 and additional officers, was able to take the suspect into custody and return the stolen property to the owner. On July 23, 2016 Officer Siders identified a stolen vehicle, arrested the driver and during the investigation recovered drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Lt. Will was assigned a case on July 4, 2016 regarding a armed robbery of a young mother at University Park Mall. Working with Berrien County Sheriff's officers, Lt. Will was able to track the use of the victim's credit card and subsequently arrest a suspect. Further investigation revealed the involvement of a second suspect who was later arrested on a parole violation. Interviews with both suspects led to full confessions and robbery charges filed in St. Joseph County.

The Mishawaka Police Department also wishes to recognize the Berrien County Sheriff's Office and the Michigan Parole Office for their assistance.


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