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Charges in Storage Unit Thefts

(La Porte County, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with the recurring theft of thousands of dollars in belongings from a storage facility near Rolling Prairie.


Jessica Bennett, 43, has been charged in La Porte Circuit Court with two counts of Level 6 Felony Theft.


In late March, wo units were broken into at Parks Place Mini Storage at 2924 East Indiana 2.


According to court documents, a man showed up to one of the units to find a new lock on a door handle was missing. A tool box, valued at $4,000 and containing several thousands of dollars in sockets, socket extensions, and wrenches, was missing.  More sockets, socket extensions and wrenches were also taken from another tool box remaining in the storage unit.


Other items stolen included coolant testing kits and six five gallon buckets.


Surveillance video captured a Ford F-150 pick-up truck pulling in and leaving about 30 minutes later with a tool box and other items in the bed.


The South Bend woman was booked Monday into the La Porte County Jail, where she is still being held today on the charges and other previous theft-related counts.

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