Washington Man Arrested for Theft/Joy Riding in Vehicles from Sternbergs in Jasper

Jasper (NNDC):

┬áRobert E. Warne of Washington was arrested for Auto Theft – Level 5 Felony (2 counts), Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle – Level 6 Felony
(2 counts), Theft – Class A Misdemeanor.

Miscellaneous Information: Jasper Police Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in theSternbergs parking lot. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that the vehicle in question, a black 2008 Chrysler van, had been seen by employees over the past several weeks in the parking lot. Employees on scene advised that also over the past several weeks, they have noticed vehicles being moved and messed with. While officers were on scene, a white International semi pulled into the parking lot.

Employees advised that the semi was not supposed to have been taken from the lot. Contact was made with Warne who was driving the semi. After investigation it was determined that Mr. Warne did not have permission to drive that truck. Mr. Warne admitted to having stolen a key
recently from Sternbergs, and admitted to having driven several semi’s and dump trucks for “joy rides” over the past
several weeks. He was taken into custody and lodged in the security center.

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