North Vernon Police arrest juvenile after foot-chase

North Vernon Police arrested a juvenile Sunday morning after he allegedly fled from them on foot.

Department officials say that officers were dispatched to the area of Bay Street at approximately 8:30 a.m. in reference to a suspect trying to get into vehicles. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect allegedly ran away. Jennings County Deputies arrived on the scene to help search for the suspect.

A short time later, the suspect was allegedly seen running across North State Street. Officers say that the male matched the description of the suspect, except for two articles of clothing. They say that those pieces of clothing were allegedly found in an alley where the suspect was witnessed running from. Officers caught up with the teen and arrested him on a preliminary charge of Attempted Entry into a Motor Vehicle. Police say the unidentified juvenile was ultimately released to a parent.

North Vernon Police are urging residents to check the inside of their vehicles to see if any items are missing. They suspect that items were stolen out of an unknown number of vehicles sometime Saturday night into Sunday morning. You can reach the North Vernon Police Department at (812) 346-1466.