Lapel Police Department
May 11th, 2017
On May 10th 2017 at approximately 11:00pm, a concerned citizen reported that a male subject appeared to be breaking into a neighbors vehicle in the 3000 Block of Ash Way in Lapel.
Captain Ryan Daniels and Patrolman Jon Hosier responded to the area and requested additional units from other agencies after locating an unoccupied suspicious vehicle in the area as well. The suspect was located trying to return to the vehicle our officers believed was his. The suspect was able to elude officers in a brief foot pursuit. Additional units, including K9 units were dispatched to the area.
The heavy rainfall hampered intial K9 operations, however the officers remained on scene holding a perimeter and observing the vehicle they believed to belong to the suspect.
The suspect was again located by Captain Daniels and again able to elude officers. The Indiana State Police K9 was able to work the area as the rain had passed. This time, the suspect was located and taken into custody after struggling with the officers briefly.
Taken into custody was Mohamed Camara, 22 years of age, from Indianapolis Indiana. Camera is being charged with
Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Theft and Resisting Law Enforcement and is currently being held in the Madison County Jail. Further charges could arise as this investigation is still ongoing and a search warrant is being obtained for the vehicle which belongs to the suspects family.
Area residents should check their vehicles and property for missing items or damage and report them promptly to the Lapel Police Department.
During the course of this three hour investigation at various points in time, the Lapel Police Department received assistance from officers of the Anderson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, Edgewood Police Department, Ingalls Poice Department, Pendleton Police Department and Elwood Police Department.
"We want to thank all the other agencies, who at one time or another last night, assisted us. This arrest stems from a good neighbor making the call to police, teamwork and staying dedicated to the job at hand. Very proud of our resident and all the officers." Chief Michael Barnes.