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EPD: Evansville West Side Burglary and Theft Arrest

EPD: Evansville West Side Burglary and Theft Arrest

Bill Stephens

May 25th, 2016

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EPD NEWS RELEASE

Since March, 2016, the Evansville Police Department has received in excess of twenty reports of thefts and break-ins to cars, sheds and garages in the 2300 to 2600 blocks of W. Franklin Street and W. Virginia Street as well as several of the cross streets in this area. Items ranging from loose change, tools and lawn care equipment were taken in the break-ins.

According to police, Central Dispatch received six calls of break-ins on Tuesday and ultimately a call to 2325 W. Franklin Street. At this address Officers discovered that Jeffery D. Lovell left his wallet with identification and a pocket knife inside a Jeep that he had broken into and stole several items. With Lovell’s wallet left at the scene of the break-in Patrol Officers went to the last known address known for him (2456 W. Virginia Street). The multiple break-in reports that were being made to Central Dispatch were within an approximate four block radius of the Lovell’s residence. Lovell also had two active warrants for his arrest.

Upon the Officers arrival at Lovell’s address they observed him in the area of a shed in the backyard. The shed door was standing open. The Officers could see in plain view a lawn mower and a golf bag containing clubs. These items were confirmed stolen from a previous theft case.

Lovell will also be charged with two more counts of Theft. These counts stem from thefts he committed at the Tropicana parking garage on 5-23-16.

CT I Burglary / Intent Felony Theft – Level 5
CT II Theft / Motor Vehicle – Level 6
CT III Theft / Motor Vehicle – Class A Misdemeanor
CT IV Auto Theft / Unauthorized Entry – Vehicle Level 6

Jeffery Lovell

(Image Credit: Evansville Police Dept.)

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