Meijer theft suspect found hiding in trunk of car driven by South Bend woman


By: Krystal Vivian

A man suspected of stealing stealing liquor from the Meijer store on Portage Avenue was arrested after officers found him hiding in the trunk of a car that was pulled over by police.

A St. Joseph County Police officer pulled over a vehicle on Tuesday, Dec. 8, driven by a woman later identified as 19-year-old Jacqueline Lattimore of South Bend because the officer thought it was suspicious, according to our news partners ABC 57.

There was a registration issue with the vehicle, so the officer decided to impound it. While checking the car to make sure valuables were removed from the vehicle, police found 23-year-old Isaiah Seward of South Bend hiding in the trunk.

Seward was wanted in connection to a reported theft at Meijer that occurred about 30 minutes prior, ABC 57 reported. Liquor was stolen by four suspects.

Seward was arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement, according to online jail records. Lattimore was arrested on a preliminary charge of assisting a criminal.

Two other people were arrested in connection to the theft at Meijer, ABC 57 reported, but they have not been identified. South Bend Police are searching for a fourth suspect.