FISHERS, Ind. – Authorities in Fishers have arrested two burglary suspects accused of targeting two neighborhoods near 106th St. and Cumberland Rd.
Marlin Rush, 21, and Derrick Johnson, 18, were arrested after a short foot pursuit during the early morning hours on Monday. Police were dispatched to the 11100 block of Timberview Dr. to investigate a residential alarm going off.
“It’s not a crime we see very often, but obviously one we take very serious,” Fishers Police Officer Shawn Winn said. “Especially, in this case when we have someone home at the time the burglary occurred.”
As officers approached, they reportedly spotted both Rush and Johnson and identified themselves. Police say the suspects ran away but were apprehended a short time after.
As the investigation continued, police said that they learned Rush and Johnson allegedly burglarized another home in the same neighborhood and stole property from several cars in a nearby neighborhood.
Officers were able to recover several stolen items and return them to their owners.
Rush and Johnson were transported to the Fishers Police Department along with a juvenile that reportedly belonged to one of them.
Rush was charged with two counts of residential entry, two counts of theft, burglary, attempted burglary, resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana.
Johnson was charged with two counts of residential entry, two counts of theft, burglary and resisting law enforcement.
Investigators believe these men could be responsible for other home and car thefts in the area and are asking anyone who may have been a victim to call Detective Sergeant David Flynn at 317-595-3300.