Hobart man charged with burglary from New Chicago home

2013-08-05T18:00:00Z 2013-08-09T15:25:08Z Hobart man charged with burglary from New Chicago homeTimes Staff nwitimes.com
August 05, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

HOBART | A Hobart man burglarized a New Chicago home then tried to sell stolen items at a Lake Station pawn shop, police said.

Justin Collins, 26, was charged with burglary through Lake Criminal court.

Police Detective Nicholas Wardrip said he was investigating a criminal mischief report in Hobart when he received a call from AmeriPawn in Lake Station, court documents state.

The pawn shop employee said Collins, the man identified in the criminal mischief incident, was attempting to pawn several items, including a television and a video game system.

A police investigation showed the items had been stolen from a man in New Chicago who identified them as his property, court documents state. 

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