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TPD Arrests Three in Connection to Vehicle Burglaries


According to a statement by Taylorville Police Chief Dave Herpstreith on Friday afternoon, in the early morning hours on Monday, February 22, the Taylorville Police Department responded to a call, regarding a suspect breaking into a vehicle in the 1200 block of West Adams Street. Multiple officers arrived in the area and located a suspicious vehicle parked at the Taylorville Care Center at 600 South Houston Street.


Officers approached the vehicle and spoke with the occupants. Upon further investigation, it was determined the occupants of the vehicle were involved in burglaries from vehicles in the area. The suspects: 19 year-old Justin Sexton of Taylorville, 19 year-old Lydia E. Wilson of Edinburg, and a male juvenile from Taylorville were arrested and charged with burglary.

During the course of the investigation, numerous items were recovered which included GPS units.


Herpstreith further stated that the community has experienced an increase in vehicles being entered and items taken. The TPD reminds citizens to remove valuables and to lock their vehicles when parked unoccupied.


Anyone with information regarding this incident, or any other vehicle burglaries is encouraged to call the Taylorville Police Department at 824-2211 or Christian County Crimestoppers at 824-9100. 

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