Warsaw Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Into A Funeral Home

A Warsaw man was taken into custody yesterday morning after allegedly breaking into a funeral home in the northern portion of Kosciusko County. Officials were contacted Tuesday morning around 6:44 a.m. by officials from Katie's Kwik Mart in Leesburg regarding disturbance by a man inside and outside of the store. The suspect headed north on his yellow motorcycle toward Milford. At that time, Kosciusko County Sheriff's Deputies radioed for the Milford Police Department officer to observe for the vehicle. Officers were then notified by dispatch at 7:00 a.m. that a vehicle matching the description of the motorcycle had circled Mishler Funeral Home in Milford and the driver had then approached the business. Milford Police arrived at the funeral home and located the yellow motorcycle, along with a broken window near the rear of the establishment. The suspect, 19 year old Austin James Grindle emerged from the broken window and was taken into custody by Milford and arriving Kosciusko County Sheriff's Deputies. After looking inside the business, officers found that the suspect had been attempting to steal children's DVD movies. Deputies also obtained a search warrant to obtain a blood draw for drug and alcohol results from Grindle. Those results are still pending, but Grindle was subsequently arrested and preliminarily charged will felony burglary of a business with intent. He's currently being held on a prosecutorial hold without bond in the Kosciusko County Jail.