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3 arrested in Pine Township home burglary

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Three LaPorte County residents were arrested Monday with a variety of charges after a reported burglary at a residence in the 300 East block of U.S. 20 in Pine Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

According to police, at approximately at 1:28 p.m. a trail camera inside the residence captured photos of a female subject later identified as Autumn H. Henn, 28, of 3307 Salem Court in Michigan City, carrying items out of the house and into a maroon SUV after entering the residence through the rear sliding glass door.

The resident advised that when he returned home around 3:20 p.m. he noticed a clear case of DVDs and a small blue safe were missing, police said. This was the third time the house was burglarized, the resident advised, and he had recovered a stolen air compressor from a pawn shop in Michigan City a few days ago, police said.

Police said they went to the pawn shop to check who pawned the air compressor and observed an SUV matching the suspect vehicle pull into the parking lot. Officers from Michigan City Police Department were called for assistance and advised that Henn had an active warrant in LaPorte for Failure to Comply with probation on 18 counts of theft, police said.

Police said Ryan Bailey, 26, of 301 East Homer Street in Michigan City, admitted driving Henn and Travis Sheblosky, 22, of 5408 North Pawnee Trail in LaPorte, to the residence.

Police said Henn advised that she spoke with her “uncle” on the phone earlier and said he told her it was alright to pick up a few items.

After transporting Henn to Porter County Jail, police said they located a hypodermic needle in the back seat of the patrol vehicle. Henn advised she was diabetic and the needle must have fallen out of her pocket, police said.

Police said that during a strip search they found on Henn four small baggies with a white powdery substance and three pink pills. She subsequently admitted to being involved with the two prior burglaries.

Henn was charged with burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a hypodermic needle. Bailey and Sheblosky were both charged with aiding in the burglary and transported to PCJ.

Police estimated the value of the stolen items at $645.



Posted 1/29/2013