Trooper Checking on a Disabled Vehicle Foils Theft Attempt

Indianapolis, IN – Tuesday November 24, 2020, Senior Trooper Joel Flores noticed a disabled vehicle along I-65 near the 108 mile marker. Another vehicle had stopped behind the disabled Honda and two people were with the vehicle. When Flores walked up to see if the stranded motorists needed assistance he noticed signs of forced entry into the car. A female was inside the car, allegedly looking through the center console, and a male was jacking up the passenger side of the vehicle. Further investigation and evidence at the scene led to the arrest of both individuals.

38 year old David Mitchel and 33 year old Ashley Crawford were both arrested and preliminarily charged with theft, unauthorized entry and conspiracy. 

The charges listed above are merely accusations and probable cause for arrest. Actual charges are determined by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. 

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