INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Northwest District detectives observe burglary suspects break into apartment, which later led to their apprehension by officers.
On 04/05/2019 just before 12:30 p.m., Northwest detectives were conducting surveillance in an apartment complex in the 4600 block of Abington Way when they observed alleged burglary suspects break into an apartment and then leave with property from the unit. Detectives quickly relayed information to district officers.
The suspects began leaving the area in a vehicle when officers got behind them on Georgetown Rd. Officers stopped the vehicle and while getting into position for a felony stop, the suspect sped away and led the officers on a short pursuit into another apartment complex. A Sergeant trained in the use of the Pursuit Intervention Technique (or PIT maneuver), conducted the maneuver and was able to bring the pursuit to a safe ending with no other vehicles involved and no injuries. The suspects, identified as Travis Jones (27) and Jonte Rogers (27), were then safely apprehended.
Jones was arrested on suspicion of theft, burglary, and resisting law enforcement. Rogers was arrested on suspicion of theft and burglary. Both suspects were later transported to the Main Jail. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a charging decision.
This case is an example of the great investigative work being done by district detectives every day, and the dedication of patrol officers to protecting public safety. The IMPD would like to remind the community of the importance of establishing Crime Watch groups in their neighborhood and to report suspicious activity to police.
Anyone with information about criminal activity is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.
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