HOBART | A Hobart man has been charged with theft after he allegedly sold a stolen GPS device to a Lake Station pawn shop, police said.
Russell R. Lyda Jr., 25, was charged with theft in Lake Criminal court.
Police were reviewing pawn shop transactions on Oct. 11 through the Leads on Line database when they noticed Lyda had pawned two GPS units on the same day, an indication they might have been stolen, police said.
Calls to the Lake Station pawn shop led police to find a home address programmed into the GPS unit. The address was of a Chesterton woman who had reported the device stolen from her car on Oct. 17, police said.
The home address on the other GPS was that of Lyda, police said.