The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department has connected a 37-year-old Scottsburg man with a string of burglaries in Columbus.
Jason L. Lambert, who’s currently in the Washington County jail on a burglary charge, faces two more felony burglary charges and two felony counts of receiving stolen property.
“We’ve been able to connect him to four burglaries in Bartholomew County and, of course, the one in Washington County,” said BCSD Deputy Chief Todd Noblitt, spokesman for the sheriff’s department. “This is just another example of law enforcement agencies working together.”
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department contacted the BCSD earlier this year, inquiring about Lambert. Officers believed Lambert had participated in a burglary in Washington County. They also thought Lambert was staying in Columbus.
On Sept. 29, the BCSD arrested Lambert and took him to the Washington County Jail. The BCSD continued its investigation under the direction of Detective Kevin Abner and found similarities in the burglaries. The thieves were stealing similar items — electronic devices, jewelry and hunting equipment — and committing the acts in daylight.
“Also, one of the biggest things that led us down this path is that we had obtained some video surveillance of a (home) that had been burglarized,” Noblitt said. “It matched Lambert’s description and his vehicle description.”