Heritage Lake man held on four charges, including burglary at Anthony’s Pizza

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A 41-year-old Coatesville man was arrested on four charges Wednesday in a case that began as an alleged breaking-and-entering incident in broad daylight in the middle of Greencastle, City Police reported.

William A. Grogan of Heritage Lake, who was ultimately lodged in the Putnam County Jail, is facing charges of burglary, a Level 5 felony; criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor; resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and reckless possession of paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor.

Authorities say Grogan allegedly broke into a storage shed at Anthony’s Pizza, 306 E. Washington St., which is not only located along U.S. 231 as it runs through Greencastle but across from City Hall as well. In other words, the alleged burglary scene is in a highly visible location.

The suspect was reportedly observed entering the shed, dumpster diving and vandalizing a pizza prep table, all reportedly cauptured on video obtained from a nearby surveillance camera.

Greencastle Officer Nick Eastham was dispatched to the scene on the original 911 call about 11:30 a.m., and was quickly informed by DePauw University Police Officer Dave Keller that a suspect matching Grogan’s description had been observed near the Rector Village area of campus along Hanna Street, east of Locust Street.

When GPD Officer Kyle Lee attempted to detain the suspect, Grogan reportedly became combative. He was taken into custody and transported to Putnam County Hospital with an accelerated heart rate, police said.

Officer Eastham remained with Grogan at PCH until the suspect was released at 7:25 p.m. to be transported to the jail.

Grogan had just been released from PCJ on Tuesday, according to court records. He had been arrested April 10 following multiple offenses of driving with a suspended license.

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