Breaking news: Driver flees scene after crash in Whitestown



By Sophie Pappas

On Monday, March 31, residents inside the Walker Farms addition of Whitestown were in for a surprise when several Whitestown Police Department vehicles sped up to the addition’s entrance.

Surrounding homeowners assumed the car chase taking place was an effort to catch the suspected thief of a stolen car.

According to the foreman at the Boone County Jail, 22 year-old male, Joseph Helmuth crashed his vehicle, left it running and fled the scene at the entrance of Walker Farms. He was caught and is currently being held inside the Boone County Jail.

Last month, a car was stolen from the garage of a Zionsville resident. Since then, local police have enforced greater street patrols in the Whitestown area.

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