WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette police detectives are investigating what happened overnight at the Chauncey Hill Mall. Employees from surrounding businesses showed up to work Monday morning to find the front door window of Smoke Shop busted out.
Lt. Jon Eager said police got the call around 6:45 a.m. He said a blood trail led police from Smoke Shop to an apartment on South Chauncey Avenue two blocks away.
Lt. Jon Eager says a trail of blood led them to an apartment complex on Chauncey St. He believes the person who broke into a West Lafayette business is inside. Here’s an idea of what led police there.@WLFI @MorningTeam18 pic.twitter.com/2mB6ftoVb9
— Samantha Thieke (@SamanthaThieke) June 17, 2019
Police say the suspect was cooperating when they got into the apartment. He was taken to the hospital for some stitches after which he'll be arrested and charged.
An employee from the Taco Bell next door said she closed around 1 a.m. Monday. She said she didn't see anything when she left.
Police have not released the identity of the man.