Two Carmel men were arrested after stealing from several unlocked vehicles in the parking lot of a busy Westfield store.
On July 16, the Westfield Police Dept. was called to Menards at 2150 E. Greyhound Pass regarding its employees’ vehicles being broken into and items stolen.
As the investigation progressed, WPD officers observed a suspicious person in the area, which ultimately led to two individuals being arrested/charged with four counts of theft; receiving stolen property, a Class D felony. The two suspects arrested were Michael “Tyler” Noblitt, 20, and Aaron Weyler, 20, both from Carmel.
Officers said Noblitt and Weyler stole items from at least five vehicles that had been parked and left unlocked. Fortunately, the majority of the property was recovered and will be released back to the owners.
Through the investigation, it was determined many unlocked vehicles were entered where property was not stolen.
“It is very important to remember to keep your vehicles locked and valuables out of sight,” Police Chief Joel Rush said.