Auto theft charges filed in three counties

HAMLET — A South Bend man has been charged with stealing cars in St. Joseph, Marshall and Starke counties last week.

In the early morning hours of May 12, Hamlet Police were dispatched to the 500 block of North Starke Street in reference to a stolen vehicle, a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. When an officer arrived, he noticed another vehicle in the area not belonging to the homeowners. Upon further investigation, it was identified as a stolen vehicle from Marshall County that the suspect left behind.

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