One adult and four juveniles have been placed under arrest in connection to a recent burglary and the theft of jewelry from a Huntingburg home.
This past Monday, October 1st, Huntingburg Police took a report of a Burglary and Theft at a residence located along 19th Street.
At that time several pieces of jewelry were reported to have been taken from the home. The victim told the police that he had a suspect in mind that he felt could have taken the items.
Around 11 o’clock Wednesday evening the victim contacted Huntingburg Police and advised that he saw the adult suspect identified as 18-year old Brian Cruz of Holland near the Lincoln Drive apartment complex.
Police say Cruz had supposedly been seen going into one of the apartments. Officers had attempted to locate him but they were not successful.
While at the apartment, during their investigation, they found 4 juveniles in a vehicle that had just dropped off Brian Cruz in Holland.
Inside the vehicle police found Marijuana and paraphernalia. 2 of the juveniles were charged with Possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia, and were released to their parents.
After learning of the location of Cruz, Huntingburg police contacted the Indiana State Police and had them apprehend Cruz for a prior unrelated theft in which a detainment order was out for him for not showing up to work release.
Yesterday, (Thursday) Huntingburg Officers, while still investigating the Burglary, spoke with several subjects throughout the evening and found a possible location of the black bag that contained all the stolen jewelry.
Officers then proceeded to speak with a male juvenile that lived in Huntingburg and located the bag at his residence.
Upon further investigation, a Huntingburg officer then traveled to Jasper to speak with another male juvenile suspect. After further investigation they were taken to the Huntingburg Police Department Thursday afternoon and placed under arrest on felony counts of Burglary and Theft.
Both juvenile suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile detention facility until a court date is assigned to them.
Cruz meanwhile who is currently incarcerated in the Dubois County Security Center on a Detainment order, was also charged with felony counts of Burglary, Theft and 2 Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of Minors as well as 3 misdemeanor counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of Minors.
All stolen items that were recovered from the investigation were estimated to be between $6000 to $10,000 total.