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Home Surveillance Camera Leads to Arrest

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man is in jail after allegedly caught stealing by a home surveillance camera.  Jason Hurt, 43, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Level 6 Felony Theft and Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass.


According to court documents, Hurt pulled into the driveway of a home Monday afternoon in La Porte near Kesling Park.  The garage door was open.  Police said he walked into the garage and walked out a minute later holding a bag containing drills and various hand tools.


According to police, the victim after being told a suspicious vehicle in his driveway reviewed the video on his home surveillance system.  There was an image of a man and the vehicle he was driving.  A few hours later, police spotted the vehicle on E. Lincolnway.


Police said Hurt, who looked like the suspect captured in the video, was taken into custody.


According to court records, Hurt has at least one prior theft related conviction.

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