Bloomington police arrested a Brownsburg man early Monday morning for allegedly stealing over 100 wooden pallets from Rural King, Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo said.
Around 2:30 a.m., an officer was on an unrelated call in the Rural King parking lot when a U-Haul sped off from behind the store down Hickory Leaf Drive, Pedigo said. Police pulled over Darren Helvey, 57, in the northbound on-ramp to I-69 at Bloomfield Road and searched the U-Haul after Helvey gave police inconsistent statements.
Police said they found 111 wooden pallets in the back of the U-Haul, which Rural King employees said are sold for $7 each. The man was arrested and is being charged with theft and criminal trespass.