An Indiana man was named by Sheriff Brad Balk as St. Joseph County’s Citizen of the Year.
The recognition went to Middlebury resident Andrew Finch during a brief ceremony at the sheriff’s department Tuesday.
Finch helped investigators solve a pair of larcenies from Fillmore Equipment in Park Township. Finch was commended for acting on a suspicious situation after he was offered a chainsaw in exchange for a motorcycle he was selling.
Finch contacted sheriff’s authorities, as he was aware of the January and February break-ins at Fillmore and provided key information that led to the arrest of a suspect in the burglaries.
Finch was presented a plaque by Balk and a new chainsaw from Fillmore representatives.