IMPD detectives apprehend suspect believed to be involved in multiple thefts

INDIANAPOLIS – On April 1, 2021, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives apprehended a suspect believed to be involved in multiple thefts. 

Duncan Conklin

On March 18, 2021, IMPD North District officers were dispatched to a local business to report the theft of a catalytic converter from a work truck. Detectives reviewed video evidence and were able to get a description, including distinct features, of the suspect’s vehicle. At approximately 2:20 pm on April 1, IMPD Detectives spotted a vehicle believed to be involved in the catalytic converter theft. Soon after, detectives located the owner of the vehicle, Duncan Conklin, and took him into custody on the alleged theft without further incident.

After a thorough investigation, Conklin was arrested on suspicion of the theft of the catalytic converter. Conklin is also a suspect in other active theft investigations. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the cases and make final charging decisions. 

Most leads in these types of investigations come directly from the community. IMPD wants to thank the Indianapolis community for its continued cooperation and encourages everyone to contact the police when suspicious activity is observed.

IMPD continues to urge anyone with information on criminal activity 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 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.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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