resident was arrested on Tuesday, April 15, on a charge of receiving stolen
property, after Chesterton Police said that he was found in possession of
items stolen in the burglary of a home on Primrose Circle.
Miller, 26, of 1081 Olivia Court, was booked into the Porter County Jail on
that charge at 8:05 p.m. April 15.
police, at 3:30 p.m. that day a resident of the 100 block of Primose Circle
returned home from a short errand--during which time he’d left his overhead
garage door open--to observe an unknown male subject exiting his garage and
carrying two bags. The resident called the CPD, informed the dispatcher that
the suspect was wearing a camouflage jacket, and tried unsuccessfully to
Officers arrived in
the area quickly but were unable to locate the suspect.
subsequently determined that a purse containing a checkbook, wallet, and
iPhone was missing from the home, as well as a jewelry box from the master
bedroom and two cameras from the kitchen, police said.
resident of the 700 block of South Calumet Road reported a suspicious male
subject throwing a “whole bag of stuff” in the garbage can behind her
garage. Officers responded, detained the man--later identified as Miller,
police said--and recovered the bag in question.
That bag contained
a camouflage jacket as well as the victim’s purse, wallet, checkbook, iPhone,
jewelry box, and two cameras, police said.
police that “he scraps for money and that he took the bag from a garbage
can.” He denied that the bag was his, police said.
The victim of the
burglary, however, “positively identified” Miller as the man who exited his
home earlier in the day, police said.