One July 1, a deputy from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Yankee Trailer Park on CR 640S regarding multiple theft incidents.
During the course of this investigation, several people allegedly told the deputy that their personal property had been stolen during the evening hours. It was also learned that there had been a burglary in the same trailer park.
According to the police report, multiple witnesses were pointing out Chad Elder, 38, of Ft. Wayne, to the deputy. Elder was located on Big Turkey Lake by an Indiana Conservation officer. Elder allegedly took deputies to where all of the stolen articles were located. All of the stolen items were returned to their owners and Elder was arrested on multiple charges and taken to the LaGrange County Jail.