Sheriff’s office investigating theft report

The sheriff’s office is investigating a theft reported at a Center Grove area home.

Deputies were called to the home near Smith Valley and Morgantown roads around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the residents reported a man had forced his way into a window of the home and had a gun, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

When deputies arrived, the residents were outside the home in the 4700 block of Welton Street and said the man and at least two others with him had left in a dark-colored van, and later said they left in a white work van, the report said.

Investigators searched the home and got statements from the residents and two children inside the home, the report said.

Shortly after they left, deputies were called back again by the residents who said the men had returned. One of the deputies was seconds away, and saw no one at the home when he arrived, the report said.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.