Logan J. Blubaugh

Tips Lead to Arrest of Suspect in Theft of State Police Handgun

Parke County – Tuesday morning at 10:00, Indiana State Police Detectives from the Putnamville Post were contacted by the Parke County Sheriff’s Office regarding information of the stolen handgun from an Indiana State Police commission.

Logan J. Blubaugh

The Parke County Sheriff’s Office received a tip earlier this morning regarding a stolen Indiana State Police firearm. The Sheriff’s Office contacted the State Police Putnamville Post and advised them of information received. Deputies also advised the original tip was of a stolen vehicle. Detectives from the State Police Putnamville Post responded to the address provided by the Sheriff’s Office. During the investigation, information was received and led to a suspect matching the description of the individual found on surveillance video. Detectives along with deputies were provided with information of the suspect’s whereabouts. Once the suspect was located, information was received of the possible location of the handgun. The Indiana State Police Scuba Team was then contacted for assistance. The suspect was arrested and incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail. This is an ongoing investigation.

Arrested:                     Logan J. Blubaugh, age 19, of Rosedale.

                                      Incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail

Charges:                     Unlawful Entry of a motor Vehicle, Obstruction of                                                 Justice, and Theft.

The case was investigated by Indiana State Police Sergeant Detective Sam Stearley, and Detective Don Curtis. Assisting were Parke County Deputies, Sergeant Brad McNeil, Deputy Kyle Stonebraker, and Detective Mike Pivowar. Also assisting was Indiana State Police Scuba Team members Sergeant Chris Lambert, Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald and Detective Mike Taylor.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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