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Police Sweep Thief from Streets

(Michigan City, IN) - An alleged Michigan City drug user and thief could be spending Christmas behind bars. Samuel Cornell, 29, had a warrant out for his arrest when located inside a vehicle on December 15th in Michigan City.


According to police, officers found him in the backseat during a traffic stop after learning he was wanted and in the vehicle.  The warrant alleges Cornell stole money and other items from a woman, who allowed him to spend the night at her residence on Washington Street last month because she knew that he was homeless. After he left the next morning, police said a cedar box containing 300 dollars was gone along with other items like a knife and $6 in coins.


During his recent arrest, police said Cornell was found with a small amount of methamphetamine.


He is still being held today in the La Porte County Jail on a $755 bond on felony charges of theft and possession of methamphetamine. Police said Cornell was previously convicted of theft in July.



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