Police make arrest after string of buglaries on southeast side

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UPDATE (May 13, 2015)

A man charged in connection with a string of burglaries on the southeast side of Indianapolis has been found not guilty on counts of theft and burglary.

Sherman Thompson was arrested in June 2014 and charged with burglary and theft.

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INDIANAPOLIS (June 25, 2014) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police and U.S. Marshals arrested a man in connection with a string of burglaries on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

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Sherman Thompson

Sherman Thompson, 20, Indianapolis, was arrested around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 4300 block of North Wittfield Street by Southeast District detectives and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He was preliminarily charged with four counts of burglary and three counts of theft related to a series of burglaries in the Willow Oaks and Willow Lakes neighborhoods.

Police said Sherman was also wanted on unrelated warrants for burglary and theft. Police said he had a handgun in his possession during his arrest and could face additional charges related to the gun.

IMPD issued an alert to residents about thefts in the area after 11 burglaries in three weeks and three over a 24-hour period. Police said the thief gained access to the homes through unlocked windows.