Police seek theft victims

3 adults, 1 youth implicated in Bargersville case

A stolen lawnmower, scooter and multiple wallets were found during a traffic stop during the weekend. Investigators suspect other items found in the vehicle also were stolen.

Now, police are looking for additional theft victims, especially in the Center Grove and Bargersville areas.

Three men and a teen were arrested after the traffic stop over the weekend.

Richard A. Brown, 18, Bryan A. Joshlin, 32, and Brian K. Hubbard, 18, all of Indianapolis, were arrested on three charges of theft each. A 14-year-old was taken to the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.

During a search of the vehicle, police found multiple wallets and identification cards with other people’s names. When they contacted those people, they found out the items were stolen, according to the report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Bargersville police asked any recent victims of theft, especially thefts near State Road 135 and Whiteland Road, to contact them and so far has found three theft victims, Bargersville Police Department Detective Zach Elliott said. Police were able to return their stolen items, including a moped, laptop and wallet, he said.

Deputies also found a riding lawnmower, military gear, including a helmet and utility belt, and vehicle keys inside the truck, the report said. At least two other theft victims, including one from Indianapolis and one from the Center Grove area, were found, according to the report.

Bargersville police are not sure if there are additional victims, Elliott said. Some of the items found in the truck that may have been stolen could be hard to identify since they are pretty common items often found in vehicles, he said.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

Joshlin, 32 N. Fleming St., Hubbard and Brown, both of 955 King Ave., were taken to the Johnson County jail. Joshlin was held on $6,800 bond, and Brown and Hubbard were held on $3,400 bond.

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