KPD hunting for Old Navy tinkler

Written on 07/03/2024

Also, police searching for hit and run driver; Chipping for Ear Tipping, Sept. 22

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On July 1, employees of Old Navy, 2132 E. Boulevard, reported a theft which occurred on June 29.

The complainant reports that a black male, possibly in his 40s or 50s, wearing a black hat, black "Nike" shirt, light-colored jean shorts, and white shoes entered the store. The subject retrieved a shopping cart and began placing clothing items in a bag.

The subject walked towards the restrooms and realized they were occupied. The subject then grabbed several pants from the clothing rack, placed the pants on the floor, and began urinating on the pants.

The subject was confronted by a subject inside the store. The subject gathered the pants from the floor, along with the clothing that he had placed in the bag, and walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise.  

Old Navy provided police with surveillance video of the incident. Anyone having information to the identity of the person of interest in this investigation is asked to contact the Kokomo Police at (765) 456-7017. You can always report tips anonymously by downloading the "Kokomo PD" mobile app from the iOS or Google Play stores.  You can also text a tip to us by texting TIPKPD, then a space, and then your tip, and send it to 847411.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Police searching for hit and run driver

On June 30, the Kokomo Police Department responded to Menards, 1715 E. Havens St., in reference to a hit-skip accident. Officers spoke with the victim who advised that their vehicle had been parked in the parking lot between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. that day.  When the victim returned to his vehicle, he observed damage to the rear driver's side of the vehicle.

Surveillance video from Menards captured the incident occurring. In the video, a dark color SUV resembling a Ford Bronco can be observed backing out of the parking space next to the victim's vehicle. While backing out, it appeared that the rear bumper collided with victim's vehicle.

The driver of the SUV was observed in the video as well. She was described as a white female, in her 50s, short gray hair, with an orange in color shirt that appeared to have the lettering "C&C Cleaning" on the front, and she was wearing what appeared to be a medical boot on her right foot. She was also in the company of what appeared to be a juvenile male about 10 years old.

Kokomo Police Department is requesting the community's assistance in identifying this person to resolve this vehicle collision.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone witnessing the incident or having additional information is asked to contact Officer Eric Willhite at 765-456-7600 Ext. 8443. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.  You can always report tips anonymously by downloading the “Kokomo PD” mobile app from the IOS or Google Play stores.  You can also text a tip to the Kokomo Police Department by texting TIPKPD, then a space, and then your tip, and send it to 847411.

Remember all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Chipping for Ear Tipping, Sept. 22

Kokomo Community Cats (KCC) will host its second annual golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 22 at Chippendale Golf Course. The event will help KCC provide sterilization services to stray and feral cats in Kokomo and Howard County, limiting the population of stray animals in the community.

“Thanks to your support, last year was a great success where we raised over $6,000,” said Melinda Jarvis, event coordinator. “This has been a busy year so far with 248 spays/neuters already, and the cost of care is on the rise.

“This is why we need help more than ever. We are looking for hole sponsors, food donations for lunch and snacks, item donations for auctions, and players for the tournament.”

Kokomo Community Cats is a nonprofit organization completely dependent upon donations from the community. All donations are tax-deductible. Those interested in donating, sponsoring, or playing in this year’s tournament are encouraged to call 765-438-8245, visit or email