Two Jasper Men Facing Theft Charges

Jasper (NNDC) – Two Jasper residents are facing theft chargers following their arrest Thursday. Jasper City Police report that John Bickwermert, 57, and Chad Kline, 38, are charged with the theft of numerous items from a St. Vincent DePaul drop box area off Meridian Road.

St. Vincent employees contacted police following the theft and supplied them with video footage of the theft. After viewing the video the offices were able to identify the vehicle associated with the theft. After locating Bickwermert it was determined that Bickwermert drove the truck while Kline, his roommate, took the items from the drop box area on two occasions, one at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the second shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Items stolen included a loveseat, two lamps, two pictures, a backpack, trashcan, numerous clothing items, bedrails, and wooden planking. Most of the stolen items were recovered from the Conrad Avenue residence and returned to St. Vincent.



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