Man arrested in connection with vandalism at downtown South Bend businesses

Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 4:15 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A suspect has been arrested in connection with vandalism at multiple businesses in downtown South Bend Tuesday morning.

Police say it happened around 5 a.m. The impacted businesses are the South Bend Chocolate Café and Spirited.

The South Bend Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit handled the investigation and identified 35-year-old Joshua Rogers as a suspect. Rogers was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of Burglary and Criminal Mischief.

Mark McDonnell, president of the Downtown South Bend Board of Directors and owner of LaSalle Grill, said that he doesn’t want acts like these to deter visitors from going downtown.

“I’m disappointed that this kind of stuff goes on...We are blessed with people who care about their buildings, care about their businesses. They get right on it and start repairing,” said McDonnell.

Rogers has been taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

Joshua Rogers
Joshua Rogers(St. Joseph County Police Department)

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