Police catch suspect red-handed

By Dave Gomez

DeKalb police announced the arrest of a man whom they said is responsible for the Thursday morning burglary of a local bike shop.

Police said the owner of DeKalb Cyclery, 534 E. Lincoln Highway, responded to an alarm triggered around 12:50 a.m. and discovered a broken window in the door. The owner found the store’s cash register was missing.

Police said burglaries are an occasional problem in the area but are not considered serious.

Responding police officers stopped Michael Greenwell, 21, of 601 N. 10th St., after seeing him in the area and noticed a cut on his hand, Corporal Tom Petit said. He was identified and then released.

After investigating the scene and finding blood on the broken door window, police went back for Greenwell who then confessed and was arrested, police said.

DeKalb police found the cash register nearby with nothing missing.

Greenwell was charged with burglary, with bail set at $50,000.

Burglary is a Class 2 felony punishable by 3-7 years in prison and a fine of $25,000.