By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
PARKE COUNTY - Following up on a tip regarding a stolen vehicle, local law enforcement officers were able to nab a suspect also wanted for allegedly breaking into cars and stealing a trooper's gun.
Logan J. Blubaugh, 19, of Rosedale was booked into the Vigo County Jail at 2:45 p.m. He is charged with unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, obstruction of justice and theft.
According to the Parke County Sheriff's Office, Blubaugh confessed to committing the theft of the Indiana State Police trooper's gun from an ISP vehicle yesterday.
Crews were searching for the gun in a body of water.
The Indiana State Police Scuba Team was contacted for assistance after information was received of the possible location of the missing handgun, ISP Senior Trooper B.J. Patterson said.
According to the report, the Parke County Sheriff’s Office received the tip this morning. Detectives from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post responded to the address provided in the tip.
Ultimately, the suspect matched the description in pictures released by ISP from surveillance video of vehicle break-ins in northern Vigo County. Detectives and deputies located the suspect.
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