(Dillsboro, Ind.) - Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit detectives have an Aurora man in custody accused of breaking into a local drug store not once, but twice.
Waylon C. Day was on Saturday. Nov. 6 just a short time after Deville’s Drug Store, 12836 North Street, Dillsboro, was broken into.
Day was developed as a suspect after Deville’s saw 800 Oxycontin pills stolen during a burglary last Sept. 8.
The person show in security video from both break-ins bore a striking resemblance in size and stature.
Footage from the first break-in showed the burglar got into the store by smashing out a glass door in the rear. He went directly to the where the pills were stored and quickly left.
Crimes unit Detective Shane McHenry investigated and began to suspect Day, however, there was insufficient evidence to charge and the investigation continued.
When the store was again burglarized last Saturday, McHenry was called to the scene to investigate. On his way there he drove to Day’s residence on Conwell Street in Aurora.
Once there McHenry noticed that, unlike other nearby cars, no frost or moisture was visible on Day’s vehicle despite near-freezing temperatures outside that night.
Investigators would obtain more evidence leading to two charges of Burglary, a Class C felony, against Day for both break-ins. He could be sentenced to as many as 18 years in prison if convicted.
“This is a case where hard work and persistence on the part of Detective McHenry and those assisting him with the investigation paid off with the arrest of the person responsible for these two crimes,” said Detective Tom McKay of the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit.
Dillsboro Police Chief Ryan Brandt and Rising Sun Police Detective Rodney Rimstidt assisted in the investigation.