Fishers police arrest two teens in recent burglary attempt


FISHERS — On February 24, 2011 at approximately 7:30pm The Hamilton County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a homeowner in the 10400 block of White Water Lane in The Cumberland Woods Subdivision. The caller reported she heard a loud noise near her front door. The homeowner’s dog aggressively barked and ran towards the front of the house scaring off the suspect. The investigation revealed that someone had attempted to kick in the front door.

Working closely with area law enforcement agencies, and information provided by an unidentified citizen, Fishers Police Detective Dan Nelson quickly narrowed-in on two 17 year old males from Indianapolis. His investigation resulted in the arrest of both teens for the attempted burglary. The second juvenile was arrested today, 3/11/2011, and transported to the Juvenile Services Center.

Detective Nelson is confident the attempted break-in was a random act and that the two teens picked out the house merely because it was dark leading them to believe it was unoccupied at the time.

Detective Nelson investigated the possibility of the arrested teens’ involvement in other recent burglaries along or near Cumberland Road but has no reason to believe they are connected at this time.

Although we have not experienced any further burglaries along Cumberland Road for the past several weeks, we again remind our residents of the importance of following a few preventive measures:

  • Remain watchful and report suspicious activity immediately
  • Keep all doors locked at all times
  • Utilize interior and exterior lighting for added security
  • Activate alarm systems if available
  • Communicate frequently with neighbors and know each other’s routines