CELINA — Formal charges have been filed against a Celina man in connection with the theft of construction supplies from Shinn Brothers Construction on Summit Street.
In a news release, Celina Police Chief Dave Slusser said the construction company filed a theft report on Jan. 4 after discovering a large number of I-beams were missing from their storage lot. The beams are used for constructing seawalls.
Officers located the I-beams at III-Sons Wrecking, north of Celina. During the course of the investigation, several steel grates were also located at Graveyard II Auto Wrecking. It was later confirmed the grates had also been stolen from Shinn Brothers. The suspect was identified through records kept by the scrap yards. He was located on Jan. 11. At the time he was located, he was allegedly in possession of dozens of rebar sections. That rebar and the vehicle Grant L. Sullivan, 27, of Celina was driving were impounded. Sullivan was questioned and released at that time. The rebar was eventually identified as also being stolen from Shinn Brothers Construction.
Charges were pursued against Sullivan and a warrant was issued Wednesday. Sullivan was located and taken into custody shortly after the warrant was issued. He is currently being held in the Mercer County Detention Center on a fifth-degree felony charge of theft.