JASPER, Ind. — – Police finally captured a man suspected of at least a dozen burglaries when the culprit fell into their hands, literally.
Trent W. Carie, 21, was inside the Main Street Restaurant & Bar when a passing police officer spotted him and suspected a robbery was underway.
Carie ran from the store and jumped over a tall fence only to land in the arms of another officer and a trooper who had just arrived at the scene, Sgt. Mike Fowler said.
The officers were patrolling and keeping an eye on several businesses that had been burglarized in recent weeks, Fowler said.
Carie was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief in connection with his leap into the long arms of the law.