DATE: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
SUBJECT: Evansville Couple Arrested for Burglarizing North Side Home
CONTACT: Lt. Mark Rasure
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

Shortly before midday on January 15th, 2019 Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Green River Estates subdivision by a neighbor who had observed two unfamiliar individuals walking around a vacant property. While on the way to the scene deputies were able to confirm with the property owner that the home was not for sale and that no one had permission to be on the premises.

A deputy arrived and found signs of forced entry into the residence. As the deputy kept the house under surveillance until back-up could arrive, two individuals exited the house and both were detained for questioning. Michael Hutchison and Shanna Oler provided conflicting and changing versions in their reasoning for being inside of the residence. According to the probable cause affidavit the stories ranged from rescuing an injured person, inspecting the residence for purchase, and using the property as a haven for sexual intercourse. During the investigation deputies located an itemized list of targeted items within the residence which investigators believed Hutchison and Oler intended to steal.

Michael Hutchison and Shanna Oler were arrested and charged with burglary with the intent to commit theft and for unlawful residential entry. Oler was also charged with illegal possession of a prescription narcotic. Both were housed within the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond until their initial court appearance.

Arrested: Michael Hutchison, 47, and Shanna Oler (imaged above right), 36, both of Evansville, IN are being held in the Vanderburgh Couny Jail without bond.

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