Anderson arrests may solve string of home burglaries in 3 counties

Brishon Bond and David Gross (Photos: Madison County Sheriff)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) — Two men are in custody, held in connection with a series of burglaries in three counties.

Indianapolis residents Brishon Bond, 45, and David Gross, 45, are being detained.

Once he made the turn onto Cassell Drive in Anderson Monday, everything changed for Bond. He was about to go to jail, with bond set at $500,000.

The men are suspected in a string of burglaries across Madison, Hamilton and Boone counties.

Investigators obtained warrants to use a tracking device on the suspect's car. Their cell phones were also tracked.

On April 19, the pair was allegedly traced to Cassell Drive in Anderson. Within hours, a homeowner on Cassell would call police to report their house had been broken into. A safe was stolen.

The homeowner is still shaken by the events and didn't want to say much until the investigation is completed. He and his wife were away the night of the break-in, at a hospital having a baby.

The break-ins and arrests in the wide-ranging case surprised and troubled some in the neighborhood.

"It's kind of unusual," Diana Brenneke told Eyewitness News. "We usually don’t have to worry about things like this in the neighborhood. It's very easygoing. Everybody knows each other."

Neighbor Geoff Brumback said he was glad to hear the news.

"Very glad. Any time police can get someone off the street that's doing stuff like that — My parents' house has been burglarized twice, so getting guys like these off the street, I'm really happy to hear that," he said.

"That's kind of unnerving, but at least they did catch them," added Brenneke. "You can’t say it's never going to happen in your neighborhood. You never know."

Police said they tracked some of the victim’s property to a Dumpster.