Tip Led Huntingburg Police To Wanted Suspect In Rash Of BurglariesHuntingburg (Local Sources/NNDC) – A tip from the public led police to a suspect in a string of burglaries in Huntingburg.
Shortly before 7AM Wednesday Huntingburg police officer Paul Lehr and Assistant Chief Ronnie Bowman were called to B&P Rentals Mini-Storage located at the corner of 8th & Van Buren Street.
HPD says the caller observed several people going into a building and felt the activity needed checked. Upon arrival, officers could hear people moving around inside the storage building, however, they would not open the door. Officers then sat back for approximately 15 minutes until three of the occupants exited the building.
Officers stopped them and were advised that 27-year old Joshua Cummins of Huntingburg, was still inside. HPD has been trying to locate Cummins for questioning in recent thefts throughout town. With the assistance of deputies from the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, entry was made into the building where Cummins was found on the floor. An immediate check of the area next to him showed several hunting items Cummins said did not belong to him. He was placed into custody and transported to HPD for questioning.
HPD says Cummins spoke with officers briefly before he stopped answering questions. During this time officers made contact with a theft victim from this past weekend. He was able to positively identify an item that had been located with Cummins this morning along with a crossbow he (Cummins) is believed to have sold, which officers recovered earlier in the week with the assistance of the Indiana State Police.
Cummins was charged with two counts of Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor, and then transported to the Dubois County Security Center.