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Trooper Brad Arterburn
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Recovered Property from Trimble County Burglaries

Date of News Release: 08/06/2013

(Bedford, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriffs Office, Carroll County Sheriffs Office, and the Switzerland County Indiana Police have been investigating multiple burglaries in their respective counties that are tied to a pair of suspects that were arrested on July, 18th in Tennessee. Terry Hopper (43-years-old) and Pam Bentz (44-years-old) were arrested when the pair attempted to sell stolen firearms to a pawn shop in Portland Tennessee. The two suspects were renting a house on Church Street in Bedford KY. A subsequent search warrant on the suspects' residence has turned up additional items that have been positively identified in two recent Trimble County burglaries. The Kentucky State Police have additional items that have not been identified or claimed. The following is a list of unclaimed items that are possibly stolen: a large white porcelain vase, assorted jewelry (rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc), pink quartz ladies watch, small wooden box with "I love you" on it, two Longaberger baskets, green Merit Coin holder containing Buffalo Indian Nickels, small plastic tubes containing pennies, black and silver pocket knife, Brown Frost Cutlery 3 blade pocket knife, black pellet gun, two black shotgun sleeves containing 3 shotgun shells ( two 16 gauge, one 12 gauge) "passport" brand, HP laptop computer with Ivy Tech State College property sticker.

If you are missing any items that match the items listed above or if you have any information relating to criminal activity by the suspects in this investigation contact the Kentucky State Police Post 5 at (502) 532-6363. Trooper Zack Morris is leading the ongoing investigation and is being assisted by the Trimble County Sheriffs Office. The Kentucky State Police would like to remind everyone to write down the serial numbers and any other identifying information of their valuable property. It is also a good idea to take pictures of items that do not have a serial number such as jewelry. This information will assist us in a successful investigation, as it did in this case, if your property is ever stolen in the future.

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