We would like to thank our Evansville Police Department for their excellent response time resulting in another apprehension for a Sonitrol customer! Only Sonitrol can provide this kind of coverage. See the EPD update below:
Sent out by EPD –
Community: Police respond to burglary alarm, catch suspect in the act
Evansville Police responded to an alarm at the Nation’s Pharmacy at 3408 N 1st Ave around 3:30 Monday morning.
When the first officer arrived, he began checking the business. While he was doing the check, he saw a man drop down from the ceiling into the business. Other officers arrived and set up a perimeter around the building. Officers saw the man looking through medications and loading items into a bag.
The suspect, JUSTIN BURTON, exited the building and was confronted by police. Burton ran towards the northwest as officers chased him. Burton was captured after a brief chase. Burton dropped the bag of stolen items, but officers recovered it after the chase. The bag contained several thousand pills.
During the burglary and theft, Burton caused an estimated $3,000 in damage to the store’s medication dispensing machine.
Burton was arrested for:
Burglary L5 Felony
Theft Level 6 Felony
Resisting Law Enforcement Class A Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief Class A Misdemeanor