( Aurora, IN ) - More arrests have been made due to a tip off from a concerned citizen on Sunday March, 3.
A citizen alerted Aurora Police Officer, Shane Slack, that a registered sex offender was living in close proximity to a daycare Center, Lollipops and Rainbows. The sex offender's name is Joshua Howe and he was found living at 144 Conwell Street, which is less than 1000 feet from the daycare Center.
When Slack investigated the situation, he found that Howe was currently on probation for failing to register as a sex offender. Slack also found out Howe did report a change in address to his sex offender coordinator to the 144 Conwell residence.
When police arrived at Howe's residence, they found evidence of marijuana packaged for selling and multiple items for using marijuana. Also present were three children aged 10, 7 and 6, who were safely released to a family member.
In connection to the investigation, police also arrested Felicia Brightwell, Jason Bice and Stephen Wirthlin on multiple counts involving Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia. One count of Sex Offender Registry Offense went to Howe in addition to the above charges, and a charge of Dealing Marijuana went to Brightwell.