Shelbyville man arrested for breaking into Keeper's

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By Taylor Riley

A Shelbyville man was arrested after a break-in at Keeper's Seafood Restaurant early Tuesday morning.

Christopher Crouch, 29, was arrested at around 3 a.m. Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on charges of third degree burglary, first degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

KSP responded to an alarm at Keeper's restaurant, 3350 Lake Jericho Road around 3 a.m. on Tuesday and when they arrived, an officer saw that the door was broken and the lights were on, according to a citation.

Officer Jonathon Callis reported that as he exited his vehicle her could hear glass breaking and a man yelling inside the building. When he approached the front door, Callis observed Crouch throwing objects inside the building. 

When the officer entered the building, he ordered Crouch to get on the floor and Callis arrested him. The officer said Crouch had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. 

Computer systems and furniture were damaged and inventory was destroyed inside the restaurant.

According to a Facebook post by Keeper's, the restaurant was happy with the quick arrest.

"Keepers was broken into last night," said the post. "Thanks to the speed and wisdom of our KSP, they caught the man who broke in. Thank you KSP. If anyone has any info please call KSP."

Crouch is booked at the Oldham County Jail. His bail has not yet been set.