Man, juvenile arrested in thefts

A man and a juvenile recently were arrested after admitting to their involvement in thefts in multiple counties, police report.

Kurt Allen Timberlake, 31, of Medora faces three counts of possession of stolen property and possession of a syringe, both Level 6 felonies. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 11:37 p.m. March 4 without bond. He also is being held for a parole violation.

The 16-year-old juvenile was remanded to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown with requested charges of burglary, a Level 5 felony; theft and three counts of possession of stolen property, all Level 6 felonies; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

On the afternoon of March 4, Officer Jeff Walters with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department was off-duty when he received information about a possible stolen trailer that could be located on First Street in Sparksville.

While heading to Sparksville, Walters and county Officer Jesse Hutchinson spotted Timberlake and the juvenile in an Oldsmobile sport utility vehicle on County Road 225S. Once the vehicle was stopped, officers detained both suspects for questioning.

Walters said Timberlake told him the Oldsmobile belonged to his mother and he was driving on a suspended driver’s license. The SUV never had been registered since it was purchased, and Timberlake was using an expired 2015 license plate, Walters said.

Timberlake admitted to Walters there was illegal contraband inside the glove box of the Oldsmobile, and Walters said he located two glass pipes and a syringe.

A car dolly that was hooked to the SUV also was determined to have been stolen, Walters said.

Hutchinson finished the vehicle inventory and had it towed from the scene. He then transported the juvenile to the sheriff’s department in Brownstown, where he was questioned with his parents present.

Walters then drove Timberlake to Sparksville, where Timberlake directed him to a 25-foot gooseneck trailer that had been stolen from Brown County, police said.

While in Sparksville, Walters said Timberlake told him about another trailer stolen from Lawrence County and a dirt bike that was stolen from Washington County.

All of these items were then recovered, Walters said.

Timberlake was transported to the sheriff’s department, where he confessed to additional thefts in Lawrence County, which involved a stolen Dodge truck. That truck was recovered March 2 by Marshal Steve Ingle of the Medora Police Department and county Officer Rob Henley.

During an interview at the jail, the juvenile also admitted to the crimes along with other burglaries and thefts in Medora.