Contact KSP to recover stolen property from Trimble Co. burglaries

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Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and 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 18, in Tennessee.

Terry Hopper, 43, and Pam Bentz, 44, were arrested when the pair attempted to sell stolen firearms to a pawn shop in Portland, Tenn., according to a Kentucky State Police news release. The two were renting a house on Church Street in Bedford. 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 three blade pocket knife, black pellet gun, two black shotgun sleeves containing three shotgun shells (two 16 gauge, one 12 gauge) “passport” brand and 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 Sheriff’s 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 also is a good idea to take pictures of items that do not have a serial number, such as jewelry. This information will assist police in a successful investigation, as it did in this case, if the property is ever stolen in the future.