Arrest Made In Connection With Theft Of ISP Trooper’s Pistol

Indiana State Police Detectives from the Putnamville post were contacted by Parke County Sheriff’s Office regarding information of the stolen handgun from an Indiana State Police commission.

Logan J. Blubaugh, 19, of Rosedale, was arrested and is currently incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail for unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, obstruction of justice and theft.

The Parke County Sheriff’s Office received a tip early Tuesday, October 6, regarding a stolen ISP 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 for 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.

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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