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Two men arrested in more than a dozen campground thefts

Galvin Goens / Source: Jackson County Jail Galvin Goens / Source: Jackson County Jail
Brandon Peters / Source: Jackson County Jail Brandon Peters / Source: Jackson County Jail

JACKSON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - Two suspects are facing charges after a series of memorial day weekend thefts at the Starve Hollow campground in Indiana.

Officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources say at least 17 camp sites reported thefts on the morning of Sunday, May 29th.

"We believed we had someone coming in from outside the park committing the thefts, we did not suspected any of the patrons that were camping here this weekend." said Indiana Conservation Officer Nathan Berry. "No matter what the cost of the items stolen, the thefts certainly put a damper on the Holiday weekend for a lot of our campers."

Around 2:00 A.M. Monday, a Starve Hollow security guard witnessed two men pushing a moped out of the campground.

The two suspects were later identified as Brandon Peters of Ripley County and Gavin Goens of Vallonia.

Both Goens and Brandon Peters were arrested on theft Charges.

Conservation officers are still attempting to connect the thefts from the 29th and the 30th.

Anyone with information regarding the thefts from the 29th are encouraged to call the DNR tip line at 1-800-TIP-IDNR

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