Arrest made in stolen storm drain case

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A man is now in custody in connection to a rash of storm drain covers being stolen, according to Lt. Bryan Weed with Troy Police Department.

Weed said Tuesday that Andrew Eugene Gramling, 50, from Glenwood, Ala., was arrested at approximately 12 p.m. Tuesday after Gramling was identified as a possible suspect in connection to the stolen drain covers.

Over the past week, approximately 13 iron sewer drain covers were reported stolen, Weed said.

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“They were taken from all over the city, from all over town,” Weed said. “I think they were about $700 a piece.”

Gramling is being charged with theft of property first degree. After a subsequent investigation, Troy Police Department Detectives were able to obtain a warrant for Gramling’s arrest.

Weed said Troy PD Detectives were able to recover six of the stolen drain covers during the course of their investigation.

Gramling is currently being held in Pike County Jail on a bond of $20,000.

The case is still under investigation by the Troy Police Department.