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Columbus North cross country trophies among items taken from car

Thieves took items from a broken down vehicle.  Included in the items taken:  two Columbus North cross country championship trophies.


Just before 2:00 pm Wednesday., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a reported overnight theft. On scene, deputies spoke with the owner of a vehicle who told deputies that he left his vehicle east of the intersection of E Base Rd / N 525 E after being involved in a property damage accident.  When he returned to get his vehicle, the battery, catalytic converter, spare tire and two Columbus North High School Cross Country championship trophies were missing. 


The investigation is ongoing.


“Stealing another’s property is deliberate disregard of other’s property rights”, said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers.   “This isn’t something that was committed accidently and this meanness needs to stop.”  Stealing two high school trophies is not a prank, it’s theft”.  “Kids work hard for these trophies and they belong to them and the school”, added Sheriff Myers.  “What could these two trophies mean to the person who stole them”?


If you have any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, please feel free to contact Sheriff Myers directly at:  812-379-1650 or email: