A 22-year prison sentence was handed down to a Grovertown man in Starke Circuit Court on three serious charges.
Zachary Bastin, 21, was sentenced within an agreed recommendation filed with the court.
Bastin pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary as a Class B felony and was sentenced to 12 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. Bastin also pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary as a Class C felony and was sentenced to five years in the DOC. He was sentenced to two years in the DOC on a charge of receiving stolen property as a Class D felony. No part of any sentence was suspended.
Two subjects have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in July 2013 in the Grovertown area. According to a press release from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, the scenes were processed by the Indiana State Police Crime Scene Tech and detectives from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.
Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:
A third person has been arrested in an investigation into several burglary incidents that occurred in Koontz Lake in March. An arrest warrant had been issued for Haven Ewing, 20, of Koontz Lake and Starke County police located and arrested him on Monday, November 22nd. Ewing has been charged with seven counts of Burglary, with each count classified as a Class B Felony.