Police arrest 2 people after burglary that prompted lockdown of Zionsville schools

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Alexander Stark (left) and Emma Smith (right)

UPDATE (Dec. 12, 2017)– Alexander Stark agreed to plead guilty to burglary and will receive a sentence of five years in The Department of Correction suspended but for two years to be executed. Other charges will be dropped. Stark will be on supervised probation for three years and will pay restitution to the victim.

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Police arrested two people following a burglary that put several Zionsville schools on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

The schools were placed on precautionary lockdown while police investigated a burglary in the 9100 block of Iris Lane that happened around 1 p.m. A gray Ford Fusion was spotted in the area; the car was later found in the Stonegate subdivision.

Police detained Emma Smith, 18, for questioning, and later arrested her. Alexander Stark, 22, has also been arrested in the case.

Police said Smith faces a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement while Stark faces a burglary charge. The Boone County Prosecutor’s Office may file additional charges against them.

The school lockdown was lifted around 2:45 p.m. and police supervised student dismissal.