WARSAW — A Warsaw man was arrested after burglarizing a residence and stealing money from a vehicle.
Marcus Anthony Hinkle, 18, 2570 Belmont Drive, Warsaw, is being charged with burglary, a level 4 felony; theft, a level 6 felony; theft and resisting law enforcement, both class A misdemeanors; and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor.
On June 22, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a report of a residential burglary. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer spoke with a female subject. The female advised when she returned to her residence, she noticed a rear sliding glass door had been broken and several items were missing.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, a safe containing important paperwork and social security cards was stolen. The female also said her vehicle was broken into and that clothing items had been stolen.
While the officer was taking the female’s report, another officer with the WPD went to Serenity House to see if the building’s exterior security camera recorded anything relevant to the burglary investigation. While at Serenity House, the officer learned that a vehicle owned by one of the house managers had been broken into. Approximately $250 in cash was stolen from the vehicle.
The officer was then notified by a female subject at the Serenity House that two males were walking nearby in an alley, wearing hoodies. Finding their attire suspicious because of warm weather, the officer asked the two males to come speak to him. However, after the officer identified himself as a police officer, the males took off running northbound on Market Street.
The officer who initially responded to the burglary scene observed one of the fleeing suspects and began a foot pursuit. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer caught up to the suspect and identified him as Hinkle, who had several active warrants for his arrest.
While searching Hinkle’s person, the officer found a large bundle of cash, a gold watch and cellular phone.
Hinkle admitted to breaking a rear glass door to gain entry into the female’s residence and said that he and two other individuals went there looking for property to steal.
He was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on June 22, with an $11,750 surety and cash bond.