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Police search for suspect after theft of 10 iPhones from Cricket Wireless in Speedway

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Speedway are looking for a man accused of robbing a cell phone store.

The Speedway Police Department said the Cricket Wireless at 5854 Crawfordsville Road was robbed just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

According to a police report, the suspect took 10 iPhones.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his early-to-mid 20s, around 5’7″ to 5’9″ with a stocky build and a reddish-brown goatee. He was wearing glasses and carrying a red Door Dash bag.

If you have any info on the case, call the Speedway Police Department at 317-246-4300.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.