MILFORD — A Syracuse man was recently arrested for alleged burglary and theft from a Milford residence.
Travis Lee Henson, 37, 604 North Huntington Street, Syracuse, was charged with burglary, a level 4 felony; and theft, a level 6 felony.
On April 29, an officer with the Milford police responded to a report of a burglary at a residence in Milford. The officer arrived at the residence and spoke with the grandson of the homeowner. He said his grandparents were on vacation at the time. He came to check the residence and found the back door unlocked, said the affidavit of probable cause.
Officers checked the residence and found the residence had been burglarized. The homeowner’s grandson said the burglary likely happened sometime between Feb. 1 and April 29, 2019.
The homeowner’s son came to the residence and confirmed a large number of rare coins, jewelry and cash had been stolen. Officers sent the evidence to the Indiana State Police Lab for testing.
On May 22, officers met with the homeowner after he returned from vacation. He said $800 in cash, a Bose radio, Lionel train set and $1,000 in jewelry and presidential coins were stolen. He provided a list of the stolen coins to the police.
On Aug. 15, according to the affidavit, Travis Henson allegedly admitted he stole the coins and sold them to Fairfield Rare Coin and A-Z Points in Fort Wayne. Court paperwork said the combined sale of coins totaled more than $10,000.
Henson was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Dec. 7 with a bond of $1,750 surety and cash.