During the early morning hours of Thursday April 21st, 2022, WMPD officers were dispatched to a suspicious activity report of two males going through vehicles in the parking lot at Jensen Automotive (5925 Whitestown Parkway). Upon arrival, officers observed forced entry into the business office and searched the building, finding it empty. Initial investigations determined that a set of keys and a red 2011 Mercedes-Benz had been stolen. Video surveillance footage captured the suspects on recording, and the stolen vehicle being driven off the lot at approximately 2:00 am prior to officers’ arrival.
Later on in the day, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of burglary and a vehicle theft at Tom Wood Toyota, where the red Mercedes-Benz stolen from Jensen automotive was also located.
Investigative efforts by detectives with WMPD and BCSO, as well as assistance from the public led to the location of the stolen vehicle from Tom Wood Toyota by deputies in Harrison County, Indiana. All suspects were identified as juveniles by Harrison Co. deputies and were released into the custody of group home facilitators pending charges of Burglary and Felony Theft with Boone County Juvenile Probation.
We would like to thank the public for their assistance on this case. Without your help we may not have identified these offenders in such a short time. We would also like to thank the Boone County Sheriff’s Office for their teamwork on this complex investigation as it is a great example of Boone County law enforcement agencies working together to serve and protect the community.