|?CCSO make arrests in burglary of four wheelers and dirt bikes in Henryville area|
|Written by Janna Ross|
|Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00|
? The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call around 4:30 a.m. on January 9 regarding three male subjects walking around in the roadway on Daulton Street in Henryville. The activity seemed suspicious and a request to check the area was made.
After receiving the call Deputy Brian Lovins found the vehicle matching the earlier description and made a traffic stop.
Lovins learned from talking to the occupants of the vehicle, 19 year old Vincent Hawkins, 23 year old Daniel Hawkins and a juvenile, they were looking for the juvenile’s brother. During the conversation with them Lovins asked about two dirt bikes located in the bed of the truck and a four-wheeler on the trailer. The occupants stated they were the owners of the dirt bikes and four-wheeler.
According to the report by Lovins, he did not find any evidence the bikes were just loaded in the truck or onto the trailer. He did run the tag on the trailer but was unable to locate VIN numbers on the bikes. The tag did come back to Daniel Hawkins.
Since Lovins had no way to determine the bikes were part of a burglary and they had not been reported stolen, he ended the traffic stop.
After the traffic stop Cpl. Jones located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of an old lumber store on Highway 160. The occupants of the vehicle gave a similar story regarding the juvenile’s brother. At that time Lovins went to the location of Jones to further investigate.
The subjects in the vehicle were then transported to a home on Dunlevy Road. The investigation continued at the home where the deputies found the Hawkins brothers, who reside in Greensburg, and the juvenile from the earlier traffic stop talking in the driveway.
Lovins again began to ask about the four-wheeler as the juvenile went inside to locate his brother. Through the investigation the deputies learned the dirt bikes and four-wheeler had been stolen earlier that morning. The bikes were stolen from Hazel Avenue and the four-wheeler from Cherry Street in Henryville. They have since been returned to the owners.
The juvenile admitted to stealing dirt bikes and four-wheelers from two other addresses in Henryville. According to the police report, a four wheeler was stolen from Mt. Lebanon Road and two dirt bikes and a four-wheeler were stolen from Deer Run Drive in Henryville.
The investigation revealed the group would push the motorized vehicles to the road where they would then be loaded on the trailer or in a truck. After the four-wheelers and dirt bikes were stolen they would then allegedly be sold in Greensburg.
An investigation with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing to recover further stolen dirt bikes and four-wheelers. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is also currently investigating similar cases involving four-wheeler thefts.
Vincent and Daniel Hawkins were arrested and transported to the Michael L. Becher Adult Corrections Complex being charged with Burglary, a C-felony and Theft, a D-felony.
The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center being charged with Burglary and Theft.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is also looking for anyone who may have allegedly had a four-wheeler or dirt bike stolen within the last six months. They should contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 812-283-4471 or call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 280-CCSO (2276).
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:20|