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By VINCE LUECKE
TELL CITY – Police said two men arrested Thursday afternoon after a brief foot chase are responsible for a string of burglaries and vehicle thefts, including a utility vehicle taken last week from the Tell City Band Boosters.
Christopher A. Knabel and Tyler D. Glasgow, both 18, were caught by police near Roy Fenn Park. Off-duty Patrolman Marty Haughee spotted the pair on foot near Plaza East Shopping Center. They fled on foot into a wooded area and traveled north, emerging on Washington Street. After trying to run from officers, they were captured.
Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said Knabel and Glasgow allegedly stole four vehicles over the past couple of weeks, apparently joy-riding in them before discarding them. Among their thefts, the News reported last week were a truck owned by Linne’s Diesel Repair, and a pickup owned by Roger Fella of Troy.
Those and the other vehicles were recovered.
Knabel and Glasgow will also be charged with theft and burglary for allegedly breaking into Tell City Pretzel Co. and a building in which a Kawasaki utility vehicle owned by the Tell City Band Boosters was stored.
The utility vehicle was recovered Thursday near the Springs apartment complex overlooking the Ohio River.
“It’s a long list of charges they’re facing,” said Malone, who added officers were still working Friday on reports that will substantiate formal charges to be filed in coming days.
Both men remained in the Perry County Jail Friday.
Malone said the arrests resulted from good police work, beginning with Haughee spotting the two and other officers who interviewed the suspects.
Malone reiterated an early request to residents to always lock vehicles, even when parked in garages, and to never leave valuables inside.