Law and Order Gary
February 26, 2013 5:10PM
2 more chargedin NIPSCO copper theft scheme
Two more people arrested in June with stolen NIPSCO wire have been charged with felony theft.
Alicia Campbell, 35, of 2323 Polk St., and Terigno Johnson, 38, of 802 E. 36th Ave., were arrested with Trelonnie Wilson, who was charged in September.
Wilson told Detective Pete Baum that Campbell would drive a van while Wilson would climb the poles and cut bare copper wire down from NIPSCO utility sites.
Wilson described Johnson as “the mastermind behind the operations,” the probable cause affidavit states.
Stolen items recovered in garage
Police recovered items stolen from a Brunswick garage after following tracks in the snow to a house just blocks away.
Victor Colon, 20, with addresses in Brunswick and Portage, is charged with burglary for the Dec. 21 theft of tools from a garage.
The victim told Sgt. Brian Farrow he checked the items he stores in his sister’s garage on Dec. 20 and everything was there. When he returned the next day, there was damage to the building and a wheeled storage unit and several tools were missing.
Cpl. Michael George followed tracks from the victim’s garage to Colon’s house, but Colon’s girlfriend would not let police inside to search.
When officers returned, they found items had been dumped over a fence with tracks to the girlfriend’s house.
Colon is scheduled to appear in court for his initial hearing on Monday.