Neighbor alerts deputies to ongoing burglary

William A. McClintock. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

An alert neighbor led to the arrest of a suspect in a residential burglary on Jonesville Road.

Bartholomew County deputies were called to the home in the 1200 block of Jonesville Road at about 11:22 Sunday evening after the neighbor warned the homeowner that the property appeared to be getting burglarized.

Deputies saw a flashlight moving inside a garage and arrested 48-year-old William McClintock of Franklin as soon as he emerged. As he was being searched, deputies allegedly discovered he was carrying methamphetamine, a syringe and a large number of vehicle keys.

McClintock was arrested on preliminary charges of burglary and possession of the methamphetamine and of a syringe.