KOSCIUSKO — A Cromwell man was arrested after burglarizing a residence and local business.
David Allen Huffenberger, 48, 9660 E. Pixie Parkway, Cromwell, is being charged with burglary, a level 4 felony; burglary, a level 5 felony; theft and two counts of auto theft, level 6 felonies; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.
On May 24, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a male subject at the residence. The male said he recently left the residence and upon returning noticed a lock box containing keys to the residence was missing.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, numerous items from the male’s residence were missing, including a television, a coffee maker and an aluminum row boat. These items were collectively valued at more than $750.
On May 25, a KCSO officer was dispatched to Sudlow’s Pier Shop. A male at the business said an unknown individual had entered the building by taking out a window and making entry. The individual took three sets of keys for three different vehicles. One vehicle was reported missing from the business lot. The male also said an employee was missing several tools from a toolbox and advised a report had previously been filed regarding another employee, identified as Huffenberger, making threats.
The officer searched the area close to Huffenberger’s residence and located the stolen vehicle.
On May 28, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office was also dispatched to Sudlow’s Pier Shop regarding another stolen vehicle. A male at the business said a vehicle that had been used as a shop truck was stolen from the business. He advised that he believed Huffenberger, an employee that had recently been fired, was the individual who stole the vehicle.
On June 3, an officer with the KCSO was informed that the stolen shop truck was seen at Stuckman Salvage. According to the affidavit of probable cause, an employee at Stuckman Salvage said an individual had been driving the truck and brought in scrap three separate times. The employee provided the officer with receipts that had Huffenberger’s name on them. Huffenberger brought in an aluminum rowboat to scrap, along with other items.
Huffenberger was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on June 25, with a $40,750 surety and cash bond.