Miami County, IN – A Monticello man is facing criminal charges after a woman produced a video recording of him entering her home on December 13, 2018.
According to a Supplemental Report of Arrest filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office by ISP Trooper Andrew Smith, Matthew J. Bashore, 34 of Monticello, IN is being charged with Invasion of Privacy, Residential Entry, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass.
According to this his report, On December 14, 2018, Trooper Smith was dispatched to a report of a female subject whose name was redacted from the report by the Prosecutor’s Office, who alleged that she had a video recording of an individual entering her home on December 13, 2018. The woman reported the man was Matthew J. Bashore and that she had an active Protective Order in place against him. Trooper Smith was able to confirm the Protective Order through Indiana State Police Dispatch.
Trooper Smith then viewed the videos that had a date stamp of December 13, 2018, and confirmed that the male subject in the clips matched Mr. Bashore’s description based on his driver’s license information and photo.
Mr. Bashore was taken into custody later that afternoon at the Marathon Station at State Road 218 and US Route 31. He was found in the parking lot in a silver 2016 Chrysler passenger vehicle.
After being read his rights, Bashore told Trooper Smith that he did enter the residence and that he took a remote and a cell phone that belonged to him. He advised that he had previously lived in that residence but not since May of 2018. Mr. Bashore stated the door was unlocked when he entered but the female victim reported the door was locked.
According to the report, Mr. Bashore can be seen entering the residence through the side door near the carport. He can be seen opening cabinets, opening the refrigerator and using his sleeve to wipe off the doorknob upon his exit.
Mr. Bashore was then transported to the Miami County Jail without incident on the charges of Invasion of Privacy and Residential Entry. ISP Trooper Moon stood by with the 2016 Chrysler until the registered owner picked the vehicle up.
Trooper Smith went back to the residence to speak with the female victim about items that may be missing from her residence. After taking a closer look at the video footage, Mr. Bashore appeared to have a black device in his hand and something in his arms when leaving the victim’s home.
The victim told Trooper Smith that she took possession of the vehicle that Mr. Bashore was in at the time of his arrest and that she had recovered several items that belonged to her including some clothing, a red camera, a black HTC cell phone, a piece of mail, and her son’s Kindle Fire 7.
After his arrest, it was also discovered that Mr. Bashore had a Criminal Trespass warning for the victim’s residence which was confirmed through Miami County Central Dispatch.
Matthew Bashore, 34, of Monticello, IN faces charges of Invasion of Privacy, Residential Entry, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass.
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