Police arrest man after foot chase at Van Bibber

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Indiana Conservation Officers on Tuesday arrested a Greencastle man who was a fugitive on a class C felony warrant for battery.

Steve Strandberg, 27, was arrested following a foot pursuit.

State Conservation Officers Jason Sullivan, Ken Spence and Dale Clark were working on Glen Flint Lake near Greencastle when they came upon Strandberg and a friend fishing.

Strandberg gave the officers an Indiana Department of Correction identification card, showing he had been released from prison.

However, the officers ran a check for warrants and were notified of the felony warrant for battery.

Strandberg then ran on foot and was pursued by officers. A local man riding a golf cart saw the officers pursuing Strandberg and tackled him.

Officers then took him into custody and he was taken to the Putnam County Jail.

In addition to the class C felony battery charge, Strandberg was charged with class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and class B misdemeanor public intoxication.

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  • The local man on the golf cart is now at Colts camp trying out for defensive end!

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 5:53 AM
  • It would be nice if they would arrest some of the other felons and get them out of VBL. Also, what about the people who harbor these unacceptables? Could we also get rid of them? Thanks to the conservation officers and the man on the golf cart.

    -- Posted by fibber3@localnet.com on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 8:01 AM
  • Why is it a mobile home community always gets a bad rap? In respect to the late Virgil Vanbibber that put this small community together in the 60's - felons harbor in many other residential communities in this county.I know many folks that love to live in this mobile home park that has alot to offer.Just like any other community-you dont always have any control over who lives with who.

    -- Posted by peace2019 on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 7:46 PM
  • Are you kidding me, this has nothing to do with the park. He was fishing on the lake. The article never said he lived there. There are good and bad people everywhere. Give it a rest. Police your own backyard.

    -- Posted by turtleluv on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 10:26 AM
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