A cooperative effort of the Johnson County Sheriffs Office, the Grandview Police Department and Grandview ISD has lead to the clearance of a burglary and the recovery of stolen Grandview ISD property as well as the arrest of one suspect.
On the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 19, Grandview police officers and detectives from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Grandview ISD High School regarding a burglary of the field house.
The burglary occurred sometime after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, and prior to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, according to the Grandview High School football coach.
Taken in the burglary were two laptop computers, three DVD players, three video systems and two 10-inch Sony speakers along with numerous other items. In addition to the stolen property, the building was damaged by the perpetrator(s) gaining entrance to the areas where the thefts occurred.
At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, detectives were notified by the GISD football coach that he had information which led to the identity of two suspects. In furtherance of the investigation, Grandview police officers and sheriff’s detectives responded to the 7200 block of County Road 305 Grandview and spoke with the residents at that location.
Through their interviews with the residents, detectives obtained permission to search the property and were able to locate items stolen in the GISD burglary in a workshop located on the property. Detectives also made contact with one of the suspects at the residence and in that suspect’s room the detectives located a video camera stolen in the GISD burglary. The suspect was also asked to remove the shoes he was wearing, as they appeared to be part of the property stolen in the burglary of the field house. When the suspect removed the shoes, a substance that appeared to be marijuana was discovered in one of them.
One suspect, Dylan Lee Watkins, 20, was taken into custody and was arraigned on the charges of burglary of a building with bond set at $5000 and possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces with bond set at $500.