South Bend Police Department Press Release

Friday, October 26, 2007

 

Another Stolen Property Bust Nets Items and Cash

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On 10-25-2007, the SBPD conducted another search warrant, this time in Western St. Joseph County, with regard to a stolen property "fencing" operation. Shortly before 11:00 AM, officers arrived at the residence of Louis J. Rudynski, male, age 82, located at 29898 U. S. 20 West, New Carlisle. South Bend Police investigators again infiltrated an operation that has been allegedly knowingly and intentionally purchasing stolen proceeds from burglaries, larcenies and shoplifting, only to sell the items at out of town flea markets. Undercover officers were used to sell items purported as stolen, which were recovered during the search, as well as locating other items of interest. Along with various tools and hardware items seized, a pick-up truck, a quantity of handguns, collector coins and in excess of $25,000.00 in cash were removed from the premises.

Mr. Rudynski and his wife Ruth were at home during the search and after the operation was conducted they were not taken into custody. The entire case will be submitted to the St. Joseph County Prosecutors Office for review. The activities of these individuals could possibly reach into other counties in Indiana or Michigan. The SBPD is committed to infiltrating and dismantling stolen property and burglary rings operating in the area.

One specific lesson that can be passed-on to contractors, residents or workers that risk the theft of expensive tools is that of diligently copying serial numbers and registering the items with the manufacturer. Many, many items of value, including construction equipment, are lodged into our evidence and property rooms daily with no hope of being re-united with their owners, despite having clearly visible serial numbers.





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