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Investigation by MCPD, Wabash Co Sheriff’s Dept recovers $20,000 in stolen items

A joint operation between the Mt. Carmel Police Department and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the recovery of over $20,000 in stolen items.

On 01/23/2017, Mt. Carmel Police responded to a residential burglary in the 200 block of E. 6th Street.  The complainant reported a number of items stolen to include jewelry and other personal belongings.  Mt. Carmel Police had the crime scene processed by the Illinois State Police where evidence was collected.  Wabash County Sheriff J.D. Morgan was able to obtain information concerning the burglary.

At approximately 7:45 pm on 1/29/18, Mt. Carmel Police and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of 9th and Cherry Street placing the suspect in custody.  The suspect was identified as 31 year old Andrew M. Lagow of Mt. Carmel.  Lagow was wanted on a $200.00 failure to appear warrant out of Wabash County but after his arrest he was also charged with possession of stolen property in excess of $10,000.  Lagow’s new bond has been set at $10,200 cash.