EPD K9 Orkan apprehends auto theft suspect


On May 16th around 8 a.m. officers were dispatched to a business on North Greenriver Road  for an auto theft in progress. Officers arrived within minutes and found the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Shawn M. Grigsby, trying to flee in a stolen truck. Grigsby had wrecked the vehicle, striking several poles, so the vehicle was inoperable. Grigbsy then refused to exit the truck.

Officers attempted to negotiate with Grigbsy for nearly an hour before utilizing less lethal options to end the standoff. When pepperball munitions were projected into the vehicle Grigsby exited the truck and fled on foot from officers. K9 Orkan, along with his partner Officer Blair, immediately apprehended Grigsby.

Officers responded quickly and worked together to help end this situation as safely possible. The collaborative effort by patrol, drone operators, negotiators, K9 units and detectives is to be commended.

Grigsby was treated at a local hospital and then booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center with multiple charges including Auto Theft, Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of Methamphetamine.