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Facebook Marketplace Used in Theft Ring

(La Porte County, IN) - A recent theft ring crossing state lines was found to involve the stealing of trailers and use of Facebook Marketplace to cash in by two men who are both currently in custody.


Jeffrey Glancy, Sr., 50, and Dustin Bush, 29, are each charged in La Porte Circuit Court with three Level 6 Felony counts of Theft.


According to court documents, Glancy and Bush stole three trailers during a recent two week period in La Porte County and one trailer in Michigan in the New Buffalo area.


At least one of the stolen trailers was sold using Facebook Marketplace.


In that case, police said the enclosed utility trailer was offered for $1,600 but sold for $1,100 after Bush and the buyer from Cedar Lake negotiated the final asking price.


The victim met Bush on March 8 at Country Acres Apartments in La Porte to retrieve the trailer.


Per authorities, the cases were solved from leads obtained during the New Buffalo area heist.  Police were able to identity two men captured by video surveillance stealing the trailer because of their criminal pasts.


Glancy, who has a history of burglary and theft, was released by the Indiana Department of Corrections last year.  Bush has mostly theft and drug-related convictions.


Bush was once charged with burglary after chased by police in La Porte from a burned out apartment in 2015.  The pursuit ended with an officer yelling at him to drop what was believed to be a possible weapon from his hand. The item turned out to be an elongated purple rubber sex toy allegedly stolen from the condemned residence.


The burglary charge was later dismissed.

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