NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana State Police have arrested a suspect in connection in a home burglary Friday morning.

Troopers were called to a home in the north 1900 block of County Road 900 West, Cromwell around 9 a.m. Two teenagers that were home alone told dispatch that their front door had been kicked in, and the suspects were still inside their home.

Investigators obtained security footage showing two suspects and the suspect vehicle. The vehicle appeared to be a black early-mid 2000’s model Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe, having a chrome trim piece along the passenger side (possibly both sides), black wheels, and cargo roof rails.

Courtesy Indiana State Police

Within two hours, a Ligonier Police Department officer spotted the suspect vehicle at a residence on Robinhood Road near Lake Wawasee in Kosciusko County.

Before officers could make contact at the Robinhood Road residence, a white male matching the burglary suspect description drove off. Thus began a half hour-long pursuit around the northeast corner of Kosciusko County and western Noble County.

ISP troopers, plus officers from the Noble and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Ligonier and Syracuse Police Departments, coordinated tactics during the pursuit. The suspect was eventually brought in at East Hatchery Road near Engle Trail at the southwest area of Lake Wawasee.

Brad Niles, a 37-year-old resident of Syracuse, was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to the Noble County Jail where he was booked on the following charges:

  • Residential Burglary (Felony)
  • Resisting Law Enforcement-Vehicle fleeing (Felony)
  • Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon (Felony)
  • Criminal Recklessness (Misdemeanor)
  • Larceny/Theft warrant (Felony)

A white, adult female suspect also involved in the burglary remains at large. Troopers are actively working to identify and locate her.