Stock Island man arrested for burglary

A Stock Island man was arrested Thursday for attempting to burglarize a Stock Island business in full daylight in view of passing traffic on U.S. One.

Deputy Vicki Lockwood-Fleck was on duty at 7:30 a.m. at the Stock Island Chevron Station. A woman approached her and reported seeing a man in front of Skin Deep Tattoo who appeared to be breaking in to the business. Deputy Lockwood-Fleck notified Deputy Jon Riggs, who was nearby, and asked him to meet her there.

Deputy Riggs was first to arrive. He drove up and saw 46 year old Steven Grant in front of the front window. He was holding a large screwdriver in hand and was attempting to force his way inside. He had also removed a mailbox and a video camera from the front of the building.

When Deputy Riggs ordered Grant to put down the screwdriver, Grant ignored him, instead walking toward the deputy holding the large screwdriver. He was ordered numerous times to drop the screwdriver,  finally complying.

Deputy Lockwood-Fleck arrived on the scene and the two officers took Grant into custody. A pipe used for smoking crack cocaine was found in his possession.

Grant was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail.

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