(Vincennes, Indiana) Vincennes City Police have made an arrest in connection with several burglaries over the past few nights.
At about 12:44 AM Friday, Officers responded to an alarm call at McCoy’s Grocery at 2 W. Minneapolis. There, Officers discovered a break in had occurred at the business and items were missing.
Witnesses observed a male fleeing the area with a cash register and entering a residence. Police were able to secure a search warrant for a West Jefferson Avenue home near McCoy’s Grocery. There, police recovered items stolen from a burglaries reported Thursday morning including: Bethlehem General Baptist Church at 9 W. Jefferson, and from a private residence burglary at 1 W. Eberwine.
It was determined that additional burglaries had occurred believed to be connected including:
*Quickies Sandwich Shop 1911 N. 6TH
*Superior Auto 1000 N. 6TH where a Red 2006 Saturn Ion was stolen
*I’Mpressed Coffee 1427 N. 6TH
*Halter’s Market 1926 N. 6TH
*Norge Village and Cleaners 619 E. St. Clair
Officers and Detectives collected evidence and information throughout Friday morning furthering the investigation on persons of interest. Subsequently, investigators detained 20 year old Garrett D. Melton, formerly of 1501 Broadway Street.
After extensive interview and investigation, police arrested Melton.
Melton was transported to the Knox County Jail and charged with Fraud on a Financial Institution, Class C Felony, Theft,3 Counts of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance,Possession of Marijuana and a Probation Violation.
Melton will be held without bond on the probation violation pending court appearance.
Investigators will be reviewing additional evidence and conferring with the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office for review of the incidents and potential additional criminal charges.