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Noblesville Police Provide Update on Stolen Vehicle Arrest and Investigation

Layvonna Bennett

On April 28, 2022 at approximately 7:35 a.m., officers from the Noblesville Police Department (NPD) responded to the Speedway gas station, located at 3150 Conner Street (Noblesville), in regards to a possible stolen vehicle in the parking lot.

As officers were preparing to initiate contact with the driver, the vehicle in question, 2000 Toyota Camry and a 2014 white BMW fled from the scene. Officers pursued both vehicles as they went in different directions coming out of the parking lot.

The driver of the Toyota fled west on SR 32 and then turned northbound on SR 37. The driver lost control of the vehicle a short time later and crashed near the intersection of 191st Street and SR 37. The driver did not sustain any injuries and was immediately taken into custody. There were no other occupants in the vehicle no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver of the BMW fled east on SR 32 and was able to elude officers near the intersection of SR 38. Officers located the vehicle a short time later in the area of SR 32 and Cyntheanne Road. Officers pursued the vehicle south on Cyntheanne Road and lost sight of the vehicle near the intersection of 146th Street. NPD officers, as well officers from surrounding agencies, canvased the area but were unable to locate the BMW or the occupants.

After further investigation, it was determined that both vehicles were reported stolen out of Marion County. The driver of the Toyota was identified and interviewed by detectives and booked at the Hamilton County Jail on the following preliminary charges:

Name: Layvonna R. Bennett

Residence: Whiteland, IN

Age: 26

Charges(s)*:

  • Theft: Possession of Stolen Property, I.C. 35-43-4-2 (Level 6 Felony)
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, I.C. 35-44.1-3-1(a)(3) (Level 6 Felony)
  • Criminal Recklessness, I.C. 35-42-2-2 (Class B Misdemeanor)
  • Reckless Driving, I.C. 9-21-8-52(1)(A) (Class B Misdemeanor)

NPD detectives are working with detectives from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as this remains an ongoing investigation.

*A charge is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.