Man arrested thefts that included two stuffed baby deer and an elk hide
A Fort Wayne man faces burglary charges in connection with the theft of some wild items.
William A Tallent, 42,of the 5800 block of Horseshoe Bend, has been arrested on charges filed in Allen Superior Court that include two counts of burglary, both Class B felonies; one count of theft, a Class B felony; and one count of receiving stolen property, a Class D felony.
According to court documents, three of the charges were related to three separate incidents. The theft occurred in December 2012; the first burglary occurred in February and the second took place in September along with the receiving of stolen property.
In the December theft police believe Tallent took a gas-powered log splitter from another man. The man had reported it as stolen and later discovered someone he knew had purchased his log splitter from Tallent, according to court records. The lawful owner was able to buy it back. In February, police believe Tallent broke into a woman's house and stole a computer along with a keyboard, mouse, surge protector, computer speakers, printer and USB flash drive. She was able to get back the items because she knew the man who Tallent had been living with and he let her into the attic where stolen items were stored, according to court records. In the September incident police say Tallent burglarized the home of a couple and he stole a CD player, two stuffed baby deer and an elk hide.