Couple arrested for burglary

Saturday, September 4, 2010

BELLEVILLE -- Thursday at approximately 1 p.m. Indiana State Police detectives from the Putnamville Post arrested a Coatesville man and his girlfriend and charged them with burglary and theft at a Danville residence.

Detectives Jeff Hearon and Sam Stearley were investigating burglaries that had been reported in the area and had developed information that a possible suspect would be in the area of U.S. 40 and State Road 75 and could possibly be in possession of stolen articles.

The detectives observed the suspect vehicle stop at the Marathon gas station on U.S. 40 near State Road 39 and spoke to the male subject, Benjamin T. Stokes, 27, Coatesville, as he entered the building. Driving the vehicle was Stokes' girlfriend, Angelica M. Dickenson, 24, Frankfort.

While speaking with the couple, detectives observed two Stihl chainsaws and a Stihl weedeater in the vehicle. Further investigation found that the tools had been reported stolen from a residence in Danville recently.

Detectives also recovered another Stihl weedeater at a residence in Coatesville that had been reported stolen from the same Danville residence.

Stokes and Dickerson were transported the Hendricks County Jail without incident and incarcerated on the charges of Class C felony burglary and Class D felony theft. Each is being held on a $40,000 dollar commercial only bond.

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  • What is up with these different kinds of bonds lately. If your a cop you get a small one, if your a shoplifter you get a huge one and these people got a commercial one. So, from what I can tell they (the judge or who ever sets the bonds), makes their own rules. Goverment bureaucracy at its best.

    -- Posted by dcsaiht on Sun, Sep 5, 2010, at 11:41 AM
  • It's all about who you know and how much money you have.

    -- Posted by ruserious27 on Mon, Sep 6, 2010, at 12:31 AM
  • It depends on the charge(s) and past history.

    -- Posted by Reader2 on Mon, Sep 6, 2010, at 9:33 AM
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