A Pierceton man has been arrested in connection with a theft from a vehicle near Warsaw, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department said.
Multiple reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles east of Warsaw were made Friday morning. It appeared the vehicles had been broken into overnight, with various items taken.
Later that day, while responding to a report of a suspicious person, sheriff’s deputies came across Matthew Hoshal in the Pierceton area. With him, Hoshal had items similar to the ones stolen from one of the vehicles, police said.
Hoshal, 20, admitted to one of the thefts, and detectives are trying to determine whether he was involved in any others, the sheriff’s department said.
He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on a preliminary charge of theft from a motor vehicle.
His bail was set at $2,000.
Sheriff’s deputies found marijuana and guns Friday night while searching a home near Lake James, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.
The deputies were dispatched at 10:45 p.m. to the home in the 2000 block of Lane 105 Lake James on a report of a man threatening someone with a gun.
Deputies saw illegal drugs in the home and got a search warrant. They found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a long gun and a handgun.
Consequently, 57-year-old Joseph Norris was arrested. He was preliminarily charged with misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia and felony counts of dealing marijuana, intimidation, pointing a firearm, marijuana possession and maintaining a common nuisance.
Norris, of Angola, was being held Saturday at the Steuben County Jail without bail until his initial court hearing Tuesday.