LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A Michigan City man was one of four men arrested Wednesday in connection to the burglary of a veteran’s home in Kingsbury Industrial Park according to deputies.
Michigan City resident Tyler Jaeger, 22, was arrested along with 19-year-old Ethan Binversie, 19-year-old Bailey Gervais, and a 16-year-old juvenile whose name is being withheld due to age.
According to deputies, the arrests were a result of an investigation into a series of thefts, burglaries, and vandalism at a 72-year-old Vietnam veteran’s home located along 3rd Line Road at Kingsbury Industrial Park.
The incidents took place over the course of a week where multiple suspects were caught on camera allegedly committing the crimes using different vehicles.
The victim told deputies that the suspects stole prescription medication and guns from his home and vandalized several vehicle windows, flipped over one car, and stole a large amount of scrap metal while the victim was away visiting with family members.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office posted photos taken from video surveillance footage from a nearby business on their Facebook page to seek the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
“Surveillance video was quickly located from a nearby business during the initial stages of the investigation that captured the images of potential suspects and their vehicles and when a plea was made to the public for assistance in resolving this crime, tips began to come in,” stated Sheriff Boyd.
Detectives received enough tips from the public to issue arrest warrants for the four men.
22-year-old Tyler Jaeger was charged with felony burglary, felony theft, criminal mischief, trespassing, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was transported to the LaPorte County Jail where he remains in lieu of a $20,005 bond.
19-year-old Bailey Gervais was charged with felony burglary and trespassing and was also taken to the LaPorte County Jail with the same bond amount.
19-year-old Ethan Binversie was charged with felony burglary, criminal mischief, and trespassing. He is also being held in lielue of a $20,005 bond.
The juvenile suspect was also arrested and charged with felony burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and trespassing. He was then transported to the LaPorte County Juvenile Services Center.