DATE: Saturday, August 08, 2015
SUBJECT: Northeast Vanderburgh County Serial Burglary Suspect in Custody
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-052
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a serial burglar believed to be responsible for a string of residential burglaries occurring within the northeast section of Vanderburgh County. Mr. Alex Bradley Grisham was taken into custody yesterday afternoon and charged with multiple counts of Residential Burglary and Theft.
Throughout July and August of this year, the Sheriff’s Office investigated multiple residential break-ins within the Eagle Valley, Clover Lawn and Fox Hollow Subdivisions as well as other residences in the county. The suspect would typically select jewelry items for theft, leaving other more bulky valuables untouched. Using evidence collected from the various crime scenes, neighborhood canvassing, witness statements and surveillance information obtained with the assistance of the Evansville Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office was able to develop Mr. Grisham as a suspect. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on Friday, August 07, 2015.
Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located Mr. Grisham traveling in Warrick County. A traffic stop was conducted and Mr. Grisham was taken into custody without incident. After being transported to the Sheriff’s Command Post, Mr. Grisham was interviewed by Sheriff’s Office detectives.
Mr. Grisham cooperated with investigators and provided information concerning which homes he burglarized as well as the methods he used to gain access. Much of the jewelry stolen by Mr. Grisham was recovered from local pawn shops by Sheriff’s Office detectives.
Sheriff David Wedding stated, “The combination of modern investigative techniques and good old-fashioned police work allowed our office to identify and locate this burglary suspect. Collaboration between the Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department and Indiana State Police continues to pay dividends in terms of solving crimes.” Sheriff Wedding added, “I commend our sheriff’s deputies for putting in the time and effort necessary to link the suspect to each of the burglaries that occurred.”
The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate Mr. Grisham’s activities. Additional charges may be possible as other burglary cases that occurred within Vanderburgh County, the City of Evansville and Warrick County are re-examined.
Sheriff Wedding explained, “Home break-ins do occur with regularity. The fact that this suspect was apprehended does not mean the public should let their guard down. I encourage every resident to evaluate their home for possible weaknesses in security. Burglars will often pass over homes that are secure, instead choosing to target residences with unsecure windows, unlocked doors and open garage doors.”
Alex Bradley Grisham (pictured above), 27, of Evansville. Burglary of a Dwelling as a Level 4 Felony (4 counts), Theft as a Level 6 Felony (3 counts), Theft as a Class A Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief as a Class B Misdemeanor