Traveler Arrested for Attempted Theft after Approaching Female Employee

Early yesterday morning at 12:36am, Indiana State Police troopers from the Putnamville Post were dispatched to the Pilot Truck Stop (Iron Skillet Restaurant) at 1035 West State Road 42 on a report of an attempted robbery. One arrest occurred and no injuries were reported. During the investigation, a female employee stated she had completed her shift at the restaurant and was walking to her car, when she was approached by a male asking for money. Impatiently, the male then attempted to grab her purse, ultimately verbally demanding her purse. Another employee observed the altercation at which time the male suspect attempted to flee, but was detained by the employee until arrival of the troopers just minutes after the original call. Troopers took the male into custody. While looking at the suspect’s 2001 Nissan Maxima, troopers located a glass smoking device and a small plastic bag on the driver’s side floorboard. The articles field tested positive for methamphetamine. Arrested was Darjee Santosh, age 22, of Phoenix, Arizona for Possession of Methamphetamine, Attempted Theft, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Santosh was held at the Clay County Jail.

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