Police: Pair stole, pawned jewelry for heroin

Eldred, Cebada suspected in several other crimes

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Noblesville police have arrested two people accused of breaking into multiple homes to steal valuables to support their drug habits.

John Eldred, 26, and Kristen Cebada, 30, were arrested on burglary charges Tuesday in the 1000 block of Logan Street.

Officers with the Noblesville Police Department said the pair would pawn stolen valuables to support their heroin addictions.

Charlie Connett lives in the area and had been concerned with the recent break-ins. He had even met with a company about upgrading his home security system, which is something he hasn’t done in the 36 years he has lived near downtown Noblesville.

"In our area of town here, you know, everybody has valuables in their home," Connett said.

The homeowners who live down the street from Connett pulled up to their home this week to find their front door kicked in and their bedroom jewelry boxes scattered on the floor.

Police were able to track down the stolen jewelry at a local pawn shop and return the items to the owners.

Investigators said they had been tracking the pair for the last couple of weeks. Eldred and Cebada are also suspects in several other crimes around Hamilton County, police said.

The suspects are due in court in early June.

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