Three Indianapolis men were arrested after someone broke into and stole items from an unoccupied house near Whiteland multiple times this month.
Jeffery Allen Bair, 28, of 5601 S. State Ave., and Randy Michael Jones, 21, of 1205 Knox St., were arrested on charges of burglary. A third man, Mark Barron, was arrested on unrelated charges and is in the Marion County Jail, where he was being held on a Johnson County burglary warrant, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.
On May 14, the daughter of the residents of a house in the 3400 block of East County Road 400N reported that the house had been broken into.
According to the report, a glass insert or panel on the home’s front door had been broken; and items, including silverware, a sword, a red tool box and jewelry, were missing from the property.
Two days later, the daughter found the house had been burglarized again.
This time a grandfather clock, two typewriters, three radios, a sewing machine and a television were taken.
The house’s garage also had been broken into, and multiple lawn care items had been stolen, the report said.
Deputies spoke with neighbors, who told them they’d seen an unfamiliar maroon van in the area and gave deputies the vehicle’s license plate number.
Investigators contacted Bair’s fiancee, who owns the van, then talked to Bair, who uses the van. Bair told investigators he had been inside the home three times, and that Jones or Barron had been with him.
He told police he had taken items and sold some of them, the report said.
Bair and Jones are being held at the Johnson County jail on $8,000 bond each.