Three people have been arrested after a reported burglary in Steuben County.
According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to 500 North Gerald Lett Avenue (near Angola) on a reported burglary at 10:30 a.m. Friday. While at the residence, officers found two injured pets, which included a dog and a cat. It was later determined the dog had been shot with a gun, and the cat had been kicked.
Investigators reviewed surveillance footage from the home that showed a suspect vehicle and four suspects. While at the home location, authorities identified a vehicle that drove by which matched a description of the suspect vehicle.
Stueben County Deputies and Angola City police were able to stop the vehicle a few miles away at County Road 200 West and Buck Lake Road.
The occupants of the vehicle matched the description of the suspects from the burglary, police said, and several items stolen during the burglary were found in the vehicle. Authorities also obtained information which led them to a travel trailer in Buck Lake Ranch. The trailer contained numerous stolen items from the burglary, including several firearms and tools.
Reports indicate an area near Mongo in LaGrange County also unveiled two stolen 4-wheelers from the burglary. Those items were recovered.
Arrested and charged were 21 year old Vincent Chilcote LaGrange, 23 year old Austin Cox of Kendallville, and 26 year old David Householder of Brooklyn, Michigan.
Chilcote faces charges of burglary and theft, as well as two counts of torturing or mutilating an animal and 10 counts of theft greater than $750. Cox also faces charges of burglary and theft and 10 counts of theft greater than $750.
Householder was charged with false reporting, burglary, theft, and outstanding warrants out of Allen and LaGrange counties.
The report did not identify or confirm a fourth suspect originally mentioned.
Assisting the Steuben County Sheriff's Office was the Angola Police Department and the LaGrange County Sheriff's Office.
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