KOSCIUSKO — A man from Kentucky was recently arrested after he was connected to a local burglary and auto theft case from January.
Andy Ryan Coahran, 25, 2743 Left Fork Of Abbott Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., is being charged with burglary, a level 5 felony; auto theft, a level 6 felony; and theft, a level 6 felony.
On Jan. 8, officers spoke with an individual who said that on Jan. 2, an unknown subject entered the fenced-in area at Alpine West storage. The subject cut the wires, stealing seven video cameras valued at $1,000.
On Jan. 28, officers spoke with a second individual who said his 2010 UTD cargo trailer was stolen from the storage lot. The trailer contained a riding mower, Chevrolet transmission and other items. According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers viewed surveillance video and learned that the trailer was stolen on Jan. 2.
On Jan. 28, officers spoke with a third individual who said that his 2014 Stealth cargo trailer was stolen from the storage lot. Officers learned that it was stolen on Jan. 8.
Officers located the 2014 Stealth cargo trailer at a residence in Tippecanoe. The individual with the trailer said that he had purchased it from Charles Laustin Kreider, 28, 1202 Wooster Rd. 60, Winona Lake,
Officers spoke with Kreider, who said that he and a female individual stole the trailer and sold it. Kreider also said that he, Donald Tilley, Kentucky, and Coahran went to Alpine West on Jan. 2.
Kreider advised that Tilley, cut the wires and stole the video cameras. Tilley and Coahran also stole the 2010 UTD cargo trailer, taking it to Kentucky and selling it for $1,100. Kreider was told that he was to receive $500 of that money.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers obtained a photograph of Tilley from Kentucky State Police. They confirmed that Tilley is the same person in the surveillance footage obtained from Alpine West Storage. The officers also located a photograph of Coahran, which Kreider confirmed as the subject who helped steal the trailer. The photograph obtained of Coahran also matched the subject shown on the surveillance tape.
Coahran was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Dec. 27, with an $11,200 surety and cash bond.
Kreider was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Feb. 6. Tilley still has a warrant out for his arrest.