(WASHINGTON) - Police made several arrests after Indiana Conservation Officers uncovered clues linking suspects to multiple burglaries and thefts in the southern Indiana area.
49-year-old Lowell Tom Wilson of Palmyra was arrested by Conservation Officers and incarcerated at the Washington County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property and auto theft.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, an off-duty Indiana Conservation Officer received a call from a citizen who witnessed two males abandon an Oldsmobile Bravada and set it on fire outside of Fredericksburg. After setting the fire the men fled on foot.
Conservation Officers quickly located and arrested Wilson, who was also in possession of stolen jewelry and credit cards.
A short while later, 30-year-old Jeremy Henley, of Palmyra, was located and arrested by a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy.
After police spoke with both the investigation led police to Crawford County.
On Wednesday, an Indiana Conservation Officer in Crawford County located a vehicle and trailer registered to an acquaintance of Wilson's abandoned near a home that had been burglarized. Among the stolen items recovered were a television, air compressor, and stereo equipment.
As a result of this investigation, numerous theft and burglary cases involving ATVs and other personal items have been solved. The investigation is ongoing by multiple agencies, and additional charges and arrests are possible.
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