NEW PALESTINE — Police are crediting quick-thinking neighbors with the arrest of an Indianapolis teen accused of robbing a home in New Palestine on Tuesday morning.
Officers were called to the first block of West Main Street in New Palestine after a woman called 911 to say she saw a man enter her neighbor’s home.
Police arrived to find the front door of the home was unlocked and standing wide open, New Palestine Police Chief Bob Ehle said. As officers approached the house, the suspect ran from the property through a back door and off through the back yard, Ehle said.
Officers arrested Isiah Underwood, 19, of Indianapolis, after a brief search of the neighborhood, Ehle said. Underwood is being held in the Hancock County Jail with no bond on preliminary charges of burglary and theft, records show.
Underwood had loaded two televisions into a car parked near the home, Ehle said.
Police said they believe the incident was isolated, but they are investigating whether Underwood is connected to other thefts in Hancock County.