A suspicious vehicle report leads to the arrest of two Quincy men in Hancock County Thursday morning.

Sheriff Travis Duffy says deputies got a report from a property owner in rural Carthage of a suspicious vehicle and two suspicious men on his property shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.

An investigation revealed that the two men, 34 year old Cory Mefford and 33 year old Joseph Hardy, both of Quincy, were trying to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle on the property, and were in possession of burglary tools.

Further investigation found that the two had stolen catalytic converters elsewhere in Hancock County and in neighboring jurisdictions.

Mefford and Hardy were taken to the Hancock County Jail, charged with theft over $500, criminal trespass to real property and possession of burglary tools.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be filed.


Hancock County Sheriff's Department
Hancock County Sheriff's Department

An early Thursday morning traffic stop leads to the arrest of a Warsaw man on active warrants and meth charges.

Hancock County Sheriff Travis Duffy reports a deputy on patrol in Hamilton made a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

An investigation revealed a passenger in the car, 38 year old Bradford Howren, had an outstanding Hancock County warrant for driving while revoked and driving without insurance.

A search of the car uncovered over five grams of methamphetamine.

The driver of the car was released.

Howren was taken to the Hancock County Jail, where he posted bond and was released.

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