Lawrence County - The Bloomington Indiana State Police Post investigated a burglary that occurred at Tri County Rental, 1313 Bundy Lane, Bedford, Indiana, on Tuesday evening, November 24th. When employees arrived at Tri County Rental, they discovered that someone had cut through a chain-link fence and had stolen a pull behind air compressor, valued at approximately $10,000. Immediately upon this discovery, Tri County Rental employees contacted the Bloomington Indiana State Police.
Sergeant Greg Day, along with Troopers Caleb Garvin and Chance Humphrey, began an investigation. Troopers reviewed video footage from several local businesses and were able to piece together a timeline before, during, and after the burglary occurred. A suspect vehicle was identified and evidence at the scene was also collected. A photograph of the suspect vehicle and stolen air compressor were released on social media and tips from the public were generated.
On Thursday morning, November 26th, a tip was received that the stolen air compressor and the suspect vehicle were located at a residence in the 1000 block of Q Street in Bedford. Troopers were able to identify the air compressor, partially covered in the back yard near the alley, as the one stolen from Tri County Rental. Sergeant Day applied for, and obtained, a search warrant for the property and residence.
Trooper Garvin and Trooper Patrick, along with Sergeant Day, executed the search warrant that morning and recovered the stolen air compressor. In addition, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also seized from the residence. Interviews were conducted and the air compressor was returned to Tri County Rental. The course of the investigation lead to the arrest of Robert J. Brummett, age 60, of Bedford, Indiana. Brummett was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Lawrence County Jail where he is now incarcerated.
The Bloomington Indiana State Police Post would like to thank the local business and the citizens of Lawrence County for their assistance on this investigation.
Arrested and Charges: Robert J. Brummett, 60, Bedford, IN
Burglary, Level 5 Felony
Theft, Level 6 Felony
Criminal Mischief, Class A Misdemeanor
Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
No mug photo available at time of arrest.
Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent and until proven guilty in a court of law
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