MILFORD – A Warsaw man was taken into custody Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking into a funeral home in northern Kosciusko County.
Austin James Grindle, 19, Warsaw, was taken into custody and charged with felony burglary after officers saw him emerge from the broken window of the Mishler Funeral Home, where we was attempting to steal children’s DVDs, according to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department press release.
Law enforcement was contacted Tuesday  at 6:44 a.m. from employees at Katies’ Kwik Mart convenience store, 101 S. Main St., Leesburg, regarding the unusual actions of the driver of a yellow motorcycle, according to the release.  
As officers were en route, the driver apparently left the premises northbound after he had caused a disturbance in and outside the store. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputies radioed for the Milford Police Department to watch for the suspect vehicle, which potentially had left on Ind. 15.  
Officers were then notified by the 911 dispatch center at 7 a.m. that a vehicle matching that description had circled the Mishler Funeral Home, 461 West CR 900N, 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 on the rear of the establishment.  
The suspect, identified as Grindle, emerged from the broken window and was taken into custody by Milford and arriving deputies.  The management of the funeral home arrived  and allowed officers inside, at which point their preliminary investigation 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 due to his erratic behavior.  
Those results are still pending, but Grindle was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony burglary of a business with intent.  He is currently being held on a prosecutorial hold without bond in the Kosciusko County Jail.