An afternoon burglary on the southwest side of Valparaiso on Wednesday led to the man who called it in getting arrested on drug charges. Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner says officers were called out to a residence, just after 1pm, in the 800 block of West Street, for a burglary in process. Upon their arrival, officers learned two male suspects had fled on foot, and after obtaining a description of the suspects, officers searched the area with the assistance of one of the department's K-9's, and a short time later the two male subjects, 22 year old Travis Talley and 24 year old Michael Daunora, both of Valparaiso, were located at Brown Street and Michigan Avenue and arrested and charged with felony burglary.
While processing the scene, Chief Brickner says officers located drug paraphernalia and stated the home had a strong odor of marijuana. Police obtained a search warrant and located over two-and-a-half pounds of marijuana and approximately ten-thousand dollars cash in the residence of 23 year old Joshua Scott, who was arrested on charges of dealing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. Chief Brickner says charges maybe pending against a female subject who was caught and detained at the scene and an investigation continues. The Chief also commended the great police work that was involved.