Burglar lands in jail after fall


An Indianapolis man is facing 12 criminal charges after Carmel police caught him allegedly trying to rob a home in the 10800 block of Weston Drive.

At publication time, Timothy L. Barnes was being held in the Hamilton County Jail on a $95,000 bond facing three counts of burglary; three counts of theft; three counts of criminal mischief; and one count each of resisting law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic.

Barnes, a 39-year-old white male, was arrested on July 1 after police responded to a burglary in progress call at the Weston Drive home. The homeowner’s son, a juvenile, told police he heard noises coming from the upstairs of the house. He called 911 and left the house with his sister before the police arrived.

As police were searching the home, Barnes allegedly jumped from the second story window of the home. Barnes sustained minor injuries from the fall and was transported to IU North Hospital for treatment. Carmel police later found two other residences that also had been burglarized, another in the 10800 block of Weston Drive and one in the 3700 block of Cole Court. Police believe Barnes may have been connected to those burglaries as well.

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