SUBJECT: North Side Serial Burglary Suspect in Custody
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-008
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a serial burglar believed to be responsible for a series of commercial burglaries reported within the northern area of Vanderburgh County as well as Gibson County. Mr. John David Heusmann was taken into custody this afternoon and charged multiple counts of Burglary and Theft.
On February 08 the Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a commercial break-in at the property of Cambridge Golf Course. A maintenance building located at 801 Schroeder Road had been broken into and multiple tools, equipment, firearms and an all-terrain vehicle were taken. On February 09 the Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a commercial break-in at Mans Excavating located at 20400 Old State Road. A perimeter fence had been cut through and a construction trailer broken into and equipment taken.
Using evidence collected from the crime scene at 20400 Old State Road, the Sheriff’s Office was able to develop Mr. Heusmann as a suspect. A search warrant for Mr. Heusmann’s residence at 12720 County Road 200E in Gibson County was obtained. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of Mr. Heusmann’s residence and recovered much of the stolen property. Additional items that were recovered from Mr. Heusmann’s residence had been reported stolen during recent burglaries in Gibson County.
Mr. Heusmann was taken into custody at his residence and denied any involvement in the burglaries. The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate Mr. Heusmann’s activities and additional charges may be possible.
John David Heusmann (pictured above), 37, of Haubstadt. Burglary as a Level 5 Felony (2 counts), Theft as a Level 6 Felony (2 counts), Theft of a Firearm as a Level 6 Felony, Criminal Mischief as a Level 6 Felony
Picture above: Crime scene at Mans Excavating.