Police: Man arrested after stealing vehicles for “joy rides”

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Courtesy: Dubois County Sheriff’s Office

JASPER, Ind. (WEHT) – A Washington, Indiana man is facing charges after he admitted to taking vehicles for “joy rides” in Jasper. That’s according to the Jasper Police Department.

Employees at Sternbergs told police they’ve noticed vehicles being moved and messed with, and they’ve seen a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot recently.

While police were on the scene, they say a semi pulled in.

Police say 52-year-old Robert Warne was driving it and did not have permission.

Police say Warne admitted to taking several semis and dump trucks for “joy rides” over the past several weeks.

He is now facing several charges including auto theft.

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(This story was originally published on December 29, 2019)

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