WARSAW — Travis Jordan Hubler, 18, 4291 W. 100N, Warsaw, was arrested Thursday afternoon on three charges of theft, all class A misdemeanors, for items he stole from Warsaw Public Library. The charges were enhanced to level 6 felonies due to a Dec. 28 conviction of theft.
Warsaw Police filed an affidavit of probable cause Monday, Feb. 29, in Kosciusko County Superior Court 1.
Warsaw Public Library officials notified police on Feb. 3, after a full inventory of video games was conducted. Laurie Voss, library circulation supervisor, noticed on Jan. 30, video games were missing from shelves. Following the inventory it was found 10 PS and Xbox games were missing from cases. A list of titles was given to police. The games valued $600.
Through an investigation it was learned nine games had been sold to Game Stop by a male individual and one game sold to the business by a female. It was also learned a sticker of some sort had been on the video games, but removed causing damage to the game.
Police spoke to the female who stated she transported Hubler and another male to the library on Jan. 29. After leaving the library, Hubler requested to be taken to Game Stop. The female was given a video games to sell at the business. The money was then given to Hubler.
When police spoke to the male, he admitted he was with Hubler at the library and it was Hubler who removed the video game from the case and took the videos. Police were also told this individual sold nine video games over a three day period — Jan. 22, Jan. 27 and Jan. 29. However, when he sold the video games the library stickers had been removed from the disc. He also stated it was Hubler who stole the video games from the library.
Hubler is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on $5,000 surety and $250 cash bond.