Officer Ryan Austin with the Culver Police Department was dispatched to 525 Forest Place about 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th for a burglary. While speaking to the homeowner, she showed police where someone had forced enter into the home through the rear door. She was able to point out where things had been disturbed in the home including the living room, two bedrooms and the basement.
Items removed were 30 to 40 pieces of real silver silverware, the titles to 4 vehicles, a security camera system still in the box, coins from a large coin collection and various amounts of cash totaling $450 to $500.
It was noted that some form of liquid was poured on the unit which made it difficult to view the security video. After a few days the home owner was able to retrieve the video from the camera.
The victim recognized the two men as her nephews: 28 year old Brendan J. Trunk and 33 year old Jonathan A. Trunk.
About 1 a.m. on December 14th Deputy Bennett from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Deputies Utter and Dulin from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the service of a search warrant at 6883 North 1000 West Culver.
Police located the Trunk brothers along with the stolen coins along with several pipes containing burnt marijuana residue and two ziplock baggies containing seeds of a marijuana plant. There were also five children in the home at the time of the search.
Officer lodged both Jonathan and Brendan Trunk in the Marshall County Jail for Burglary of a Dwelling as a level 4 felony, Possession of Paraphernalia as a class C Misdemeanor and Neglect of a Dependent as a level 6 felony. They were each held on $10,000 cash bond.
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