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4 arrested for burglarizing Vietnam veteran's LaPorte County home

 Ethan Binversie, Bailey Gervais and Tyler Jaeger
Ethan Binversie, Bailey Gervais and Tyler Jaeger (WNDU)
Published: Aug. 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Four people have been arrested for

Scrap metal, guns and prescription medicine were taken from the property, and several vehicles were destroyed or taken.

"Everything's turned upside down. They searched through everything. Every box was dumped. Every drawer was dumped haphazard and it's just an absolute mess," said Louis Spear. "It's safer in Vietnam than it is here last night, that's how I felt. I doubled my dose of medicine (PTSD)."

It all happened in July along 3rd Line Road in LaPorte County within the Kingsbury Industrial Park.

On Friday, police announced the arrests of 19-year-old Ethan Binversie of LaPorte, 19-year-old Bailey Gervais of LaPorte and 22-year-old Tyler Jaeger of Michigan City. They are being held at the LaPorte County Jail on $20,000 bond.

An unnamed 16-year-old juvenile was also arrested.

The suspects are charged with the following:

Ethan Binversie: Burglary, criminal mischief, trespass

Bailey Gervais: Burglary, trespassing

Tyler Jaeger: Burglary, theft, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, criminal mischief, trespass

Juvenile: Burglary, theft, criminal mischief, trespass

“For the second consecutive week, a serious and very high profile case was resolved with the assistance from the public,” said La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd. “Surveillance video was quickly located from a nearby business during the initial stages of the investigation that captured the images of potential suspects and their vehicles and when a plea was made to the public for assistance in resolving this crime, tips began to come in.

“The trust and partnership that the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has with the public was instrumental in the quick resolution of this case as the public was not at all reluctant to provide tips. We cannot thank the pubic enough for their trust, support and involvement.”