KCSD Press Release- Police have arrested Robert Boatwright, 24, Milford, on Wednesday, October 22, at approximately 5:16 p.m. and preliminarily charged him with felony burglary after a lengthy investigation by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.
Numerous residences in the Turkey Creek Township/Lake Wawasee area had been burglarized through the winter and spring months of 2014. A break came in the multiple theft cases when a North Webster police officer initiated a traffic stop in the early morning hours of May, 2014. During the vehicle stop, information related to potential suspects was obtained that was subsequently given the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Dept. detectives.
As the investigation progressed during the summer, evidence connecting Boatwright to the various thefts and burglaries was obtained, along with DNA that had been analyzed by the Indiana State Police Laboratory. Kosciusko County Sheriff's detectives were able to obtain a burglary warrant on Boatwright that was served by Milford police on Wednesday. K.C.S.D. detectives stated that the investigation is still on-going and that there are more potential suspects correlated to the burglaries that they are currently investigating.
The Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office advises that the defendant’s charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.