City man arrested for possession of stolen van and copper wire

GIBSON CO. – Indiana State Police arrested a 44-year-old Oakland City man Wednesday after finding a stolen vehicle and approximately 700 feet of copper wire on his property.

Daniel Goodman

Wednesday at approximately 6:00 p.m., a State trooper was patrolling in Oakland City when he spotted a 1999 Chevrolet Venture that had been reported stolen out of Pike County. The vehicle was parked in a driveway located at 323 South Lincoln Street in Oakland City.

The trooper also observed several hundred feet of copper wire that matched the description of wiring that was stolen recently from a warehouse in Gibson County.

After a search warrant was obtained, troopers searched the property and located approximately 700 feet of the stolen copper wire and drug paraphernalia.

The homeowner, 44-year-old Daniel Goodman, was arrested on charges of theft, theft receiving a stolen vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Gibson County Jail where he later posted bond and was released. The copper wire and stolen van were seized.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Vennekotter, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Trooper Boeckman and Trooper Angermeier, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Gibson County Sheriff’s Office and Oakland City Police