May 22, 2012
Reward offered for information leading to prosecution in alleged car theft, arson
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to a prosecution in an alleged theft of a Purdue University student's car parked at a campus fraternity. The car was later found after being driven off campus and set ablaze.
According to Purdue police, a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house, located in the 900 block of David Ross Road, reported that he last saw his 2002 red Monte Carlo parked in a reserved spot at the fraternity at 11 p.m. May 15. Around 8:30 a.m. the next morning the student discovered that his car was missing. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department later found that the car had been taken about 4.5 miles off campus and burned. The car was a total loss.
The reward is being offered through Greek Housing LLC of Deerfield, Ill., which owns the fraternity house.
Anyone who might have seen suspicious activity around the fraternity
house or in the area of 39000 N. 300 W., West Lafayette, where the car
was found, is asked to call the Purdue University Police Department at
Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Fred Davis, 765-494-8221