Teen Arrested on Burglary, Theft Charges


A Knox teen is being held in the Starke County Jail in connection with a Sunday morning  burglary incident.

Officials in the Starke County Dispatch Center fielded a call from a victim in the 7000 South block of 250 West in North Judson. The victim told police that he was outside and saw two men coming out of his garage with arms full of his tools, according to a press release. Chainsaws, a portable welder, hand tools and other power tools were reportedly taken.

Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to track footprints to a residence north of the victim’s property. Police say the stolen items were found in a pole barn on that property.

NRickie Clemons, 19, of Knox, was arrested in the incident. He was booked into the Starke County Jail on preliminary felony charges of burglary and theft. Bond has not yet been set.