Local Man Charged With Theft; Huntingburg Woman Facing A Possession Charge (Police Blotter)

Jasper Man Charged With Stealing A Knife From Local Store

Jasper (NNDC) – Jasper police say a Loogootee man has been arrested after trying to steal a knife from a local store.

Arrested Sunday evening was 45-year old Thomas Carrico. JPD says it received a report from WalMart store personnel that a man had taken a knife out of its packaging and placed it in his pocket.

At about 8:30pm Sunday, JPD says officers made contact with Carrico, detained him and he was read his rights.

JPD says moments later officers located a knife on Carrico during a “pat down.”

Police also discovered a pair of sunglasses in Carriclo’s possession with the pricetag ripped off of them.

JPD says Carrico told officers he was going to pay for them, but when asked by police how he was going to pay for them without the pricetags and other packaging, Carrico allegedly told officers the items must have slipped out of their packaging and into his pocket.

WalMart store personnel say they have video surveillance of Carrico taking a watch.

JPD says total value of the items; $110.  Carrico is charged with Theft and Criminal Mischief (both misdemeanors).

Huntingburg Man Charged With Possession Of A Controlled Substance

Huntingburg (NNDC) – A 25-year old Huntingburg man is now facing a misdemeanor charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance following his arrest Sunday evening.

At about 9:30pm, Huntingburg police received a report of a car driving recklessly along east Sunset Drive.

HPD says the car was later located parked at Casey’s General Store on south Main Street (U.S. 231).

HPD says officers made contact with the car’s driver, Kenneth Goldman of Huntingburg. HPD officers say they found several Alpralozam pills (a Schedule IV controlled substance) in Goldman’s possession of which they say Goldman did not have a prescription for.

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