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Four people were taken into custody in connection of a rash of burglaries of storage units in both Dubois and Spencer Counties.

The multi law enforcement agency investigation recently spearheaded by the Indiana State Police led to the arrest of four individuals who had been burglarizing storage units in the Santa Claus, Ferdinand and Dale area over the past several months.

Dating back to July of this year officers with the Santa Claus Police Department, the Ferdinand Police Department, and the Warrick County Sheriffs Department along with state police have all investigated numerous burglaries that have occurred at numerous storage units in the area.

Back in August a trooper with the Indiana State Police started compiling the information and evidence in at least 6 burglaries which included 3 truck loads of property totaling over 10,000 dollars in value, an ATV and many family heirlooms.

With the assistance of the multiple law enforcement agencies, over the past several months state police tirelessly studied the facts and circumstances of these string of burglaries. Police conducted interviews, followed up on leads and spoke with members of the community until they had developed several suspects.

State Police say Spencer County Prosecutor Dan Wilkenson was instrumental in assisting authorities compile the facts of the case and present that information to the Spencer County Circuit Judge who granted Search and Arrest Warrants.

Concluding several executed Search & Arrest Warrants, thousands of dollars in stolen items were recovered and returned to their owners.

Once again, many of those items were priceless family heirlooms. Additionally, several suspects were arrested on numerous very serious felony charges.

Placed under arrest for their involvement in the thefts were:

29-year old Christopher Spencer of Dale. He’s been charged with felony counts of Burglary and Theft as well as misdemeanor counts of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass.

39-year old Tammy Poole of Dale is facing felony counts Aid/Induced Burglary, Aid/Induced Theft and Assisting a Criminal.

30-year old Timothy McKee of Huntingburg was arrested on Warrick Warrants For: Felony Burglary and theft and a misdemeanor count of Criminal Trespass.

And 41-year old Mark Fletcher of Dale was charges with felony counts of Burglary and Theft and misdemeanor counts of Criminal Trespass and Possession of Marijuana.

In a statement on the Indiana State Police Jasper Post’s Facebook page ISP Master Trooper Trey Lytton said as tiring as the investigation was, it’s a great feeling and very fulfilling knowing police were able to return the stolen property back to the victims, especially the family heirlooms.

Lytton added that the investigation would not have been possible without the efforts of the other police officers and the Spencer County Prosecutor’s office.

Spencer County Prosecutor Dan Wilkenson says he appreciates the hard work and cooperation between agencies that led to these crimes being solved and even more importantly to the recovery and return of stolen property to the victims.

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