All of the items reported stolen from a rural LaPorte County fire house last week have been recovered, according to officials from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. They got a break in the investigation when a suspect wearing fire gear was arrested in New Carlisle early Monday morning by officers responding to a burglary-in-progress.
Investigators spoke to the suspect, whose name is not being released at this time, and got a search warrant for a home in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park near Michigan City. The remaining items were found there yesterday afternoon, according to sheriff’s department officials. The items were returned to the Coolspring Township Fire Department yesterday and placed back in service. Charges against the suspect are pending in LaPorte County. He’s jailed in St. Joseph County. The suspect is jailed in St. Joseph County