An investigation into the burglary of one business and an attempt to break into another Wednesday led to the arrest of two men who were allegedly involved.
William Windom, 36, and Steve Anderson, 54, were identified from video surveillance tapes, Detective Mike Sweeney said in a probable-cause affidavit that was presented in court Friday.
The two were accused of breaking into the Dollar General Store at 3100 S. Olive St., and trying to break into the Shell Station at 3110 S. Camden Road.
Sweeney said in the affidavit that police were sent to the Shell Station at 12:49 a.m. in response to a reported alarm and glass breaking. When they arrived, Sweeney said, officers found the glass intact but a piece of concrete in front of the door frame and dust on the frame.
Thirteen minutes later, the alarm was activated at Dollar General and when officers arrived there, they found a front glass broken and several cases of beer missing.
Video surveillance tapes showed a green van leaving the area of the burglary at the Shell Station and at 3:30 a.m., police saw a van matching that description at 16th Avenue and Cherry Street and followed it to 13th Avenue and Plum Street where the vehicle was stopped. Windom was one of the passengers in the van and was wearing clothing that matched the clothing worn by one of the suspects in the burglary, according to the affadavit.
Anderson was identified as the second suspect during the investigation and he was arrested Thursday.
First Division Circuit Judge Berlin C. Jones set a $50,000 cash-only bond for Anderson and a $25,000 secured bond for Windom after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with one count of commercial burglary, one count of attempted burglary, one count of theft of property and two counts of criminal mischief.
Both men were told to come back to court June 7.