Trooper locates and recovers stolen vehicle in Muncie

MUNCIE – On Sunday, June 9, at approximately 12:43 a.m., Trooper J.T. Burns was on patrol in Delaware County when he located a reported stolen vehicle near Madison Avenue and Main Street in Muncie.

Trooper Burns learned that a stolen black Toyota Camry was traveling north on Madison Avenue near 12th Street. The owner had reported the car stolen to the Muncie Police Department on Tuesday. After locating the vehicle, Trooper Burns, Trooper Jacob Ridgway, and officers from the Muncie Police Department conducted a high-risk traffic stop.

The driver, identified as Erika L. Shukla, 28, of Muncie, was arrested for auto theft. During the investigation, Trooper Burns discovered that Shukla also had an active felony warrant for burglary out of Delaware County.

Trooper Burns transported Shukla to the Delaware County Jail without further incident.