Auto theft in Royal Run subdivision


At approximately4:22 a.m. Sunday morning, the Boone County Communications Center received a report of an auto theft which had just occurred in the Royal Run Subdivision.  Whitestown Officer Ezra Clemens was the first responding officer to the scene.  Officers from the Zionsville Police Department also responded to the area.  Officer Clemens discovered the vehicle which had been attempted to be stolen still in the Royal Run Subdivision abandoned, and still running.  The officers from the Zionsville Police Department observed a vehicle leaving the subdivision which matched a possible description of a fleeing suspect vehicle.  The Zionsville officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of SR 334 and Stonegate Drive West.  A short pursuit then began with the suspect vehicle crashing into a utility pole at the intersection of CR 850 E and SR 334.  Two of the male occupants were taken into custody at the scene of the crash. The male driver fled on foot from the scene through a residential property, and into a wooded area.

The two males detained for questioning were Eric Franklin 19 of Indianapolis and Eric McCreary 18 of Indianapolis.  The vehicle they were in was confirmed stolen out of Marion County.

The driver of the vehicle was tracked by Clinton Co K-9 without success.  Zionsville Police, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Zionsville Fire, and Whitestown Police all assisted with the search investigation.  After the crash, a medical checkout of the passengers showed no injuries found.

Several other vehicles were found broken into and attempted to be stolen in the Royal Run Subdivision, and Russell Lake area, including a white Pontiac found near the 9000 block of State Road 334.  The Pontiac was reported stolen around 9am this morning.

Around 10:00 a.m. Whitestown Police and Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies also located another suspect walking I65 in the area of the 128 MM.  The subject was identified as William Boone 18 of Indianapolis.  Mr. Boone is believed to be related to these crimes that occurred this morning.

The case is still under investigation with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.