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Two land in Orange County Jail for Vehicle Thefts and other crimes

PAOLI - APRIL 18, 2024 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :


Paoli Police Department

April 18, 2024


Paoli Police Department Responds to Anonymous Tip, Makes Significant Arrests

Paoli, IN - The Paoli Police Department would like to inform the public of a successful operation stemming from an anonymous tip received regarding suspicious activity in our community. Acting swiftly on this information, the Paoli Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant for a room located at the MidWest Inn.


During the execution of the warrant, officers recovered a firearm that had been reported stolen from a vehicle on Cook Street.


Additionally, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was discovered within the room. Further investigation revealed multiple items linked to ongoing vehicle theft investigations being conducted by the West Baden Police Department. These items were promptly turned over to their department for further analysis.


As a result of this operation, Levi Sons, 20 years old, and Ryan Sons, 22 years old, were taken into custody. Charges against them include unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance.


The Paoli Police Department extends its gratitude to the public for their assistance in providing crucial information that led to these arrests. We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of securing their vehicles and safeguarding their belongings. We urge the public to ensure that their vehicles are locked at all times, and valuables are kept out of sight.


This incident underscores the significance of video surveillance in aiding law enforcement agencies in solving crimes. We strongly recommend that individuals, where possible, invest in surveillance systems to protect their property and assist in the fight against criminal activity.


For tips on how to prevent car break-ins and enhance the security of your vehicle, we advise the following measures:


Keep Your Vehicle Locked: Always lock your FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Paoli Police Department

April 18, 2024


Paoli Police Department Responds to Anonymous Tip, Makes Significant Arrests

Paoli, IN - The Paoli Police Department would like to inform the public of a successful operation stemming from an anonymous tip received regarding suspicious activity in our community. Acting swiftly on this information, the Paoli Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant for a room located at the MidWest Inn.


During the execution of the warrant, officers recovered a firearm that had been reported stolen from a vehicle on Cook Street. Additionally, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was discovered within the room. Further investigation revealed multiple items linked to ongoing vehicle theft investigations being conducted by the West Baden Police Department. These items were promptly turned over to their department for further analysis.

As a result of this operation, Levi Sons, 20 years old, and Ryan Sons, 22 years old, were taken into custody. Charges against them include unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance.


The Paoli Police Department extends its gratitude to the public for their assistance in providing crucial information that led to these arrests.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of securing their vehicles and safeguarding their belongings. We urge the public to ensure that their vehicles are locked at all times, and valuables are kept out of sight.


This incident underscores the significance of video surveillance in aiding law enforcement agencies in solving crimes. We strongly recommend that individuals, where possible, invest in surveillance systems to protect their property and assist in the fight against criminal activity.


For tips on how to prevent car break-ins and enhance the security of your vehicle, we advise the following measures:


Keep Your Vehicle Locked: Always lock your car doors, even if you are parked in your driveway or a seemingly safe area.

Park in Well-Lit Areas: Whenever possible, park your vehicle in well-lit areas with high visibility.


Remove Valuables: Avoid leaving valuables such as electronics, wallets, bags, and other items in plain sight. If you must leave items in your car, secure them in the trunk or out of sight.


Install a Car Alarm or Security System: Consider installing a car alarm or security system to deter potential thieves.


Use Physical Deterrents: Utilize steering wheel locks, wheel clamps, or other physical deterrents to make your vehicle less appealing to thieves.


Report Suspicious Activity: If you notice any suspicious activity or individuals loitering around vehicles, report it to local law enforcement immediately.


By taking these proactive measures, together we can help prevent car break-ins and protect our community from criminal activity.


For further information or inquiries, please contact the Paoli Police Departmentcar doors, even if you are parked in your driveway or a seemingly safe area.


Park in Well-Lit Areas: Whenever possible, park your vehicle in well-lit areas with high visibility.


Remove Valuables: Avoid leaving valuables such as electronics, wallets, bags, and other items in plain sight. If you must leave items in your car, secure them in the trunk or out of sight.


Install a Car Alarm or Security System: Consider installing a car alarm or security system to deter potential thieves.

Use Physical Deterrents: Utilize steering wheel locks, wheel clamps, or other physical deterrents to make your vehicle less appealing to thieves.


Report Suspicious Activity: If you notice any suspicious activity or individuals loitering around vehicles, report it to local law enforcement immediately.


By taking these proactive measures, together we can help prevent car break-ins and protect our community from criminal activity.


For further information or inquiries, please contact the Paoli Police Department.


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