Arrest of burglary and theft suspect

Earlier today, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at the home of Steven James Vile located at 116 Ladonna Blvd in Northern Vanderburgh County. The search resulted in the recovery of property stolen during several different burglaries and thefts of area businesses.

During the course of an investigation by deputies into recent burglaries at Mulzer Crushed Stone and United Materials located on Old Green River Road, deputies developed sufficient evidence to obtain a search warrant for his residence.

During the search of the residence today, tools and construction equipment reported stolen in these burglaries were recovered. The approximate value of the items was $10,000.00. Additional items taken from Mulzer Crushed Stone facilities in Warrick County as well as baseball equipment taken from the nearby Highland Baseball Fields were also located during the search. Evidence was also recovered implicating Vile in an attempted theft of an ATM in Evansville. Detectives from the Evansville Police Department and the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the execution of the search warrant.

At this point, Vile is not cooperating with the investigation, which is ongoing and additional arrests are possible. At the time of the search today, Vile was already in custody at the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center on unrelated charges,

He is being held without bond in the Vanderburgh County Detention Center.

The Evansville Police Department and the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office are also expected to file charges related to thefts in their jurisdictions.

Steven James Vile, 43 YOA, Evansville IN
Burglary Class C Felony (2 counts), Theft Class D Felony (2 Counts)

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