Two Shirley residents charged in attempted theft

Two Henry County women recently were arrested for their roles in attempting to steal a trailer from an east side Seymour business, police report.

Candace Renee Miller, 25, and Robin Kay Podniestrzanski, 66, both of Shirley, were arrested Nov. 2 on Jackson Circuit Court warrants charging each with one Level 5 felony count of burglary and one Level 6 felony count of assisting a criminal, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster with the Seymour Police Department.

Foster said their arrests stem from an investigation that began when Seymour officers responded to Main Trailer Sales at 905 S. Commerce Drive on Aug. 22 in reference to a report of individuals trying to remove a trailer.

At the time, Miller and Podniestrzanski told officers they had tracked two males who had stolen a computer from them to the Seymour business, but the males had already left that location, Foster said.

Investigators following up on that information were able to determine Miller and Podniestrzanski had provided false information about the incident, Foster said. After gaining further information, police presented the case to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Both women were extradited to Jackson County from Henry County and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown. They both later posted $2,005 bonds and have been released.