Shirt, Shoes Help Dearborn Co. Sheriff Investigators Nab Burglar

The suspect's outfit connected him directly to a recent home burglary near Aurora.

Tyler C. Woolpert. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff's Office.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – A man who is no stranger to local law enforcement for entering places he doesn’t belong is back in jail.

Tyler Christian Woolpert, 28, is accused of burglarizing a home in southern Dearborn County. He was charged May 10 with Burglary (level 4 felony).

A woman returned to her residence on Hueseman Road on May 8 to find a cooler was out of place, according to a probable cause affidavit. She then discovered items in her bedroom had been bagged up and were left lying on the floor.

Dearborn County Sheriff’s investigators came to the scene and began collecting evidence. A crime scene investigator identified an unlatched window with the screen removed as the intruder’s point of entry.

A shirt not belonging to the residents was found in the basement. A long gun which was removed from the residence was found laying on the home’s deck.

The CSI identified a shoeprint at the home. It was determined to be left by a Vans brand shoe.

At around 2:00 a.m. the following morning, a suspicious male was reported nearby. Police apprehended a man identified as Woolpert. The investigator noticed that Woolpert was wearing Vans brand shoes.

Woolpert was also allegedly wearing a unique shirt identified as one which had been stolen from the residence the prior day.

As investigators in Woolpert’s presence discussed that the shirt, shoes, and pants were stolen, Woolpert allegedly stated “The pants are not stolen.”

A judge has ordered that Woolpert remain held in jail on a bond of $75,000 surety and $1,500 cash. He remains behind bars as of Thursday.

Woolpert was sent to prison for four years in 2015 for breaking into a Lawrenceburg convenience store in 2014, then trying to redeem lottery scratch-offs which he had taken during the burglary.

He was arrested in 2012 after being accused of stealing a Greendale city councilman's wedding ring. Another 2012 arrest saw him charged for abusing a 23-month-old child.

RELATED STORIES:

Four Years For Thief Who Tried To Redeem Stolen Lotto Tickets

Partners In Crime Caught Trying To Redeem Stolen Lottery Tickets

Alleged Thief Takes Ring, More From Councilman

Man Wanted For Hitting Toddler

More from Local News


Events

  • Memorial Day Services

    American Legion Northcutt-Laaker Post 292, Dillsboro will perform Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. For more information, please contact the Legion Post at (812) 432-9200.

    at Oakdale Cemetery
  • Memorial Day Services

    American Legion Northcutt-Laaker Post 292, Dillsboro will perform Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John Cemetery in Farmers Retreat. For more information, please contact the Legion Post at (812) 432-9200.

    at St. John Lutheran Church
  • Dillsboro Public Library Photo Contest

    The Dillsboro Public Library has been selected to host a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, "Crossroads: Change in Rural America," which highlights the changing landscape in rural America. Since 1900, the percentage of Americans living in rural areas dropped from 60 percent to 17 percent, yet the vast majority of America’s physical landscape remains rural.

    at Dillsboro Public Library

2019 Memorial Day Observances In Eagle Country

All gave some, but some gave all.

One Year Later, Tom Biedenharn's Murder Remains Unsolved

Hidden Valley resident Tom Biedenharn was found murdered in his home on Memorial Day 2018.

Local Indiana National Guard Members Will Get Send-Off At Indy 500

Some southeastern Indiana soldiers are preparing for deployment to the Middle East.

Thomas More's DeDreu Is An All-American; Finalist For National Awards

DeDreu will go down as one of the greatest softball players in TMU history.

Local Sports Report - May 23

The Rising Sun Lady Shiners won a softball sectional Thursday. East Central, Milan, and Batesville are sending runners to the IHSAA Boys Track & Field State Finals.

Batesville Hires New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

David Rarick will also serve as an English teach at BHS.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Kane Brown - Good As You

Brett Eldredge Love Someone 23:56
Vince Gill Feels Like Love 23:52
Trace Adkins Arlington 23:48
Mitchell Tenpenny Drunk Me 23:44