Peru man arrested for burglary and drug charges

Indiana State Police and Peru Police responded to a call of a fight Wednesday.


A report of a fight and alleged drug use at 162 East Fifth Street, Peru, resulted in Stephen R. Baber, 31, of Peru, being arrested for burglary, possession of cocaine, possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Officers responded about 9:30 am Wednesday to a home that was supposed to be vacant.  When officers arrived, they purportedly found Baber inside an unattached garage.


The owner of the property told officers that no one had permission to be there. Baber was the only one located.


During a search of the garage, officers report that they found cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and numerous syringes. Some of the syringes were loaded with an unknown substance that will be tested at an Indiana State Police laboratory.