WARSAW — Warsaw police, acting on a report of a stolen vehicle and not knowing the vehicle was no longer stolen, located a Warsaw man wanted on other crimes and said they also found evidence to add more offenses to the list.
Robert Keith Powell, 28, 524 E. Center St., Warsaw, is charged with possession of methamphetaine, a level 6 felony; obstruction of justice, a level 6 felony and false informing, a class B misdemeanor.
According to police, officers from the Warsaw Police Department spotted a Toyota Camry in the parking lot of the Deluxe Inn in Warsaw and found that the car had been reported stolen. The officers investigated and located Powell, who initially told police his name was Anthony Powell. Officers said he also gave a false date of birth. Police said they discovered that his name was actually Robert Keith Powell and that his date of birth was different than what he reported.
Armed with the correct information, police said they discovered Powell had two outstanding arrest warrants. He was featured in Most Wanted on Nov. 2 for disorderly conduct and failure to appear. While arresting Powell, police reported finding a digital scales that contained a powder that field tested positive as methamphetamine.
According to the report, police then contacted the owner of the vehicle who stated that Powell had permission to drive the vehicle. She told police that she had found the car several days earlier and that she had forgotten to notify law enforcement that the car should no longer be considered stolen.
Powell is scheduled to appear in Kosciusko County Circuit Court on Jan. 3, 2019, at 8:15 a.m. for an initial hearing.