Tip leads to suspect who allegedly stole ISP firearm

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. – Detectives from Indiana State Police received a tip regarding a stolen handgun from an ISP commission.

According to ISP, Putnamville Post detectives received a tip form the Park County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) regarding a stolen firearm from the ISP commission Tuesday morning.

On Nov. 6, PCSO contacted the Putnamville Post and relayed information they had received. Deputies suggested that the original tip involved a stolen vehicle.

ISP detectives arrived at the address given to them by PCSO.

The investigation revealed a subject matching the description of the suspect seen in surveillance video.

The suspect’s whereabouts were given to both detectives and deputies.

After locating the suspect, information was obtained about a stolen firearm and its possible location.

ISP’s Scuba Team was asked to assist in the investigation.

The suspect,19-year-old Logan Blubaugh of Rosedale, Indiana was arrested and incarcerated at the Vigo County Jail.

Blubaugh faces charges of Theft, Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle and Obstruction of Justice.

Leading the investigation was ISP Sergeant Detective Stearley and Detective Curtis.

ISP Scuba Team members,  Sergeant McNeil, Sergeant Lambert, Sergeant Fitzgerald, Detective Taylor, Deputy Stonebraker, and Detective Pivowear assisted lead investigators.

The investigation is ongoing.

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