Break-in attempt results in arrests

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Emmanual Sanders

Officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department arrested two individuals on Northview High School grounds Tuesday morning.

According to a press release, at approximately 4:27 a.m., officials received a report of a burglar alarm from the school.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered an alleged suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.

Deputies were met by a school official and determined the alarm was coming from the concession stand, which is located between the school's football and baseball fields on the north side of the facility.

As the school official was explaining to deputies which alarm had been activated, they spotted a male in a blue shirt near the concession stand.

Deputies entered the fenced area surrounding the playing fields and apprehended two male suspects without incident.

One of the suspects was later identified as Emmanual Sanders, 22, Cloverdale. The other suspect was a 17-year-old juvenile from the Putnam County area.

The deputies checked the concession stand area and found the entry door was forced open. They also noted fresh pry marks were evident on the door frame.

They then saw glass doors on two coolers inside the concession stand had been shattered and discovered the letters "GHS" sprayed inside the concession stand using Reddi-Whip whipped cream.

Deputies also linked the two suspects to the suspicious vehicle they had witnessed in the parking lot. As the deputies prepared to have the vehicle towed, they discovered property that appeared to belong to Greencastle High School inside.

Officials with the Greencastle Police Department were called, and they called the Putnam County school, finding out that two buildings on the school property had also been burglarized.

Both suspects were arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary (a Class C felony), Possession of Stolen Property (a Class D felony), Criminal Trespass on School Property (a Class D felony) and Criminal Mischief (a Class A misdemeanor).

Sanders is currently held in the Clay County Justice Center on a $10,000, cash only bond.

The arrested juvenile was transferred to a juvenile detention facility pending his initial hearing.

The two could face additional charges in Putnam County.

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  • I love that picture!

    -- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 9:04 PM
  • Indian in the cupboard wanna be lol . nice pic

    -- Posted by piggie on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 10:53 PM
  • That has to be one of the funniest pictures that I have seen in awhile! That mohawk or wanna be mohawk is hilarious! Shows the intelligence of the 2 caught, stupid!

    -- Posted by BTruth1958 on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 6:49 AM
  • Pretty interesting that they stole from their OWN school first (or former school), then tried to make it look like school rivalry by spraying "GHS" inside the concession stand with RediWhip. Idiots.

    I'm assuming, since GHS had no idea they were vandalized, that they don't have state-of-the-art alarms like we do at Northview. Good information for would-be future criminals.

    GREAT JOB CCSD! Now, make them pay for the repairs and put them behind bars for a while.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 11:40 AM
  • wondering if Mr. Sanders would have gotten a real hair cut,, he could have gotten a job , and not been in trouble

    -- Posted by 4 ft. nuttin on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 1:24 PM
  • I can't believe people can be so immature so they make fun of this poor, misfortunate soul.

    Though I did spit milk halfway across mu kitchen when I saw it!!

    Mwah ha ha ha!!!

    -- Posted by Gunslinger on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 1:56 PM
  • @Emmes....Why would we have a "state of the art" alarm system on a old concession stand behind the Greencastle Middle School? That kind of remark is petty and irrelevant. Its not like they broke into the GHS concession stand. Proves that one should have all the facts before you open your mouth. All that matters is that they were caught. Why try and build a rivalry that doesn't exist. Just so you know, I am a Northview graduate, but I am also now a citizen of Greencastle. I hated that it happened to either school. You should have taken the high road and left the alarm system comment to yourself.

    By the way, we were aware of the break in, but the case broke open when they were caught breaking in at Northview. Often times these things go unsolved, but fortunately this time they were caught redhanded. Luckily for you they only vandalized the building and items inside, they vandalized our building and stole equipment used for our youth football program. Not sure if you know, but football equipment is extremely expensive and it is likely we will have to replace it ourselves. Next time try a little sympathy, rather than pointing out that Northview may or may not have more funds available for "state of the art" alarm systems as you call it.

    -- Posted by ynm_gop on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 3:13 PM
  • Wow, Sanjaya has really went downhill since American Idol.

    -- Posted by LexCougar on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 8:01 AM
  • Emmes,

    "Now, make them pay for the repairs and put them behind bars for a while." Why do people think that locking everyone up is the answer? Don't you know that it's your tax dollars feeding, watering, and housing these idiots? Why not make them work for free at the concession stand during games? That would be more of a punishment than going to jail and getting three hot meals, warm bed, hot shower, cable, internet, phone, etc for FREE! Because you know neither one of them have a job so why make their parents pay for what they did? Better yet why don't we just cut their fingers off like they did in the old days, or still do in china!

    -- Posted by Karma2 on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 8:28 AM
  • Seems like the unemployment figures are trickeling down to the kids in the family!

    I guess their parents couldn't afford to give them an allowance, so they took it on themselves to find funding elsewhere.

    I bet their parents are really proud of them!

    -- Posted by Keeping An Open Mind on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 10:30 AM
  • YNM_GOP - My comment about "state of the art" alarms was to point out (as I indicated, but you must have missed) that the article made it sound like GHS had no idea they were vandalized UNTIL CCSD pointed it out. Further, "would-be criminals" would now think it would be easy to break into (and vandalize) GHS again.

    As for having the facts before opening our mouths (and assuming).. that didn't stop you, did it? Congratulations on your move.

    KARMA2 - I wouldn't accept food or beverage from this guy behind the counter. And who would take the money for my purchase, him? What you suggest is amusing. It's pretty apparent (by his arrest) that he would rather STEAL than work for what he acquires.

    I like your "cut their fingers off" idea, though.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 12:17 PM
  • None of you guys have a clue what you are talkin about just sayin...They both did in fact have a job and are usually very good boys and have great hearts so u need to know all the details before you decide to run your mouth...Yes it was stupid what they did but u guys are just as much in the wrong talkin crap like this.

    -- Posted by dawn6 on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 2:00 PM
  • They are old enough to know better. No sympathy here. Grow up, get a job, & get a haircut!

    -- Posted by th1953 on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 2:40 PM
  • dawn, which one is your boyfriend?

    -- Posted by Matt Dillion on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 6:47 PM
  • neither one actually but i know for a fact they both had like i said you guys shouldnt run your mouths bout stuff u dont know about

    -- Posted by dawn6 on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 11:03 PM
  • So, they had jobs and STILL decided to STEAL and VANDALIZE? I apologize. You're right. They are good boys. Obviously.

    I'm sure their employer(s) will hold their jobs for them until they get out of jail for theft, destruction of property and vandalism.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Sep 9, 2011, at 10:33 AM
  • Yes in fact they are good boys...They made a stupid mistake thats all...

    -- Posted by dawn6 on Fri, Sep 9, 2011, at 7:19 PM
  • It amazes me how when someone has their pic in the paper for theft murder child molesting . there is always someone that commends them stands up for them or whatever . no they are not good ole boys . if they were just good ole boys they would not be where they are, now would they ? awww they just made a mistake . what a crock of crap . they knew what they were doing when they done it . that was their soul intention to break in steal what they could and tear up what was left . good ole boys nope don't think so .

    -- Posted by piggie on Sat, Sep 10, 2011, at 9:28 PM
  • *walks in... looks round...starts singing..*

    "just two good ole boys, never meaning no harm..

    beats all you never saw, having trouble with the law, since the day they was born."

    **hums a bit before walking away...*

    -- Posted by Ninesy on Mon, Sep 12, 2011, at 5:25 AM
  • This has nothing to do with molestation or murder,If it did then yeah then they would deserve to be in there. yes it was stupid but it was a petty crime..A prank gone wrone pretty much. You dont even know them or know what you are talking about, so why run your mouth about it, You guys are just being petty. Grow up! You dont hae anything better to do than sit around and bag on these boys? Well there are murderers and child molesters and you are worried about baggin on these boys that just made a stupid mistake? Think about it...

    -- Posted by dawn6 on Mon, Sep 12, 2011, at 11:42 AM
  • Thought about it ... and still am glad they were caught . who knows next step would be breaking in peoples homes and cars or whatever else they felt like doing . I bet you a dollar to a donut that if your house , car or anything else you own was tore up robbed destroyed . you would not be crying good ole boy petty crime ... baggin on them is not right . you would be saying bust their butts and put em in jail where they belong . I for one am glad they were caught . who knows what they would have done next . You cannot condone and stand up for people like this . they do the crime , do the time .. it is much easier so they think to rob and steal from LAW ABIDING CITIZENS that earn what little bit they have than to get out and GET and KEEP A JOB !!!!Sorry good ole boys and petty crime and yada yada yada just does not cut it for me . maybe this will teach them a lesson . maybe not don't know . but like I said I am glad they were bagged so to speak :)

    -- Posted by piggie on Mon, Sep 12, 2011, at 9:05 PM
  • DAWN6, I would suggest you take your OWN advice and "think about it".

    Instead of making light of what happened - just because it wasn't murder or molestation - why not accept (as they should), that a CRIME was commited and accept their punishment and learn from this mistake?

    "Good" kids don't commit crimes. No matter how much you sugar-coat it, they broke the law. Period.

    Many times, kids (and adults) like this continue down their path of destruction because people who think like you offer excuses for their behavior and tell them what they did was "petty" and not a big deal. Well, to those they vandalized, it IS a big deal. It costs money to replace what they destroyed. It takes added security, another expense.

    PIGGIE is right, if they get away with something as "petty" as this, their confidence at getting away with it grows. It's just a matter of time before they get bored with vandalism and theft and go for something that provides a bigger rush.

    Part of being "grown" is accepting responsibility for our actions, and learning from our mistakes.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Sep 13, 2011, at 12:43 PM
  • Remember the last girl that commented on here how her deadbeat boyfriend was a good person? She was arrested a few days later in connection with his crime!!!! Is this going to be a rerun?

    -- Posted by driverdude on Thu, Sep 15, 2011, at 11:19 PM
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