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Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Local Man Arrested for Multiple Thefts and Burglaries in Columbus, Stolen Tricycle Recovered

In a significant breakthrough, a local man suspected of being involved in a series of thefts and burglaries in Columbus was apprehended on Wednesday night in Jewell Village. The Columbus Police Department, in collaboration with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, had assigned detectives from the Intelligence Led Policing Unit to investigate the string of crimes that had plagued downtown Columbus. Among the stolen items was a tricycle belonging to Devon Reese, a Columbus resident who relied on it as his primary mode of transportation to work, revealed Lt. Matt Harris, the spokesman for the Columbus Police Department.

Following the initial report of the theft, the Columbus Cheer Fund stepped in and provided a replacement tricycle to Reese. The family expressed their gratitude to the community for their support in replacing the stolen tricycle and for their efforts in locating the original one.

Through meticulous review of surveillance footage from the crime scenes, CPD patrol officers and detectives were able to positively identify the suspect as Russell “Rusty” Rossman, a 48-year-old resident of 920 Chestnut St. in Columbus, informed Harris. Acting swiftly, the detectives traced Rossman to a residence in Jewell Village, where they apprehended him and took him into custody. During the arrest, officers successfully recovered the stolen tricycle, which was later returned to its rightful owner, added Harris.

Rossman now faces preliminary charges of Level 5 felony burglary and two counts of Level 6 felony theft. He has been transported to the Bartholomew County Jail and is currently being held on a 48-hour hold. As the investigation into the series of thefts and burglaries continues, Harris emphasized that the work of law enforcement is ongoing to ensure justice is served.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of community vigilance and cooperation in combating crime. The Columbus Police Department expressed their appreciation for the support and assistance received from the community and the Columbus Cheer Fund. By working together, the residents of Columbus contribute to the overall safety and security of their city.

As the investigation progresses, the Columbus Police Department encourages anyone with additional information related to these crimes to come forward and assist in bringing all responsible parties to justice.

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