The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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December 27, 2012

Deputy locates stolen goods by following footprints in the snow

JEFFERSON — An Ashtabula County sheriff’s department deputy traced footprints in the snow to locate a stash of goods stolen from Homewood Avenue residents.

According to a report from the department, a resident reported on Saturday that two mountain bikes worth $300 each and $1,400 worth of cordless tools, batteries and chargers were missing from his property. The deputy followed footprints left behind in the snow to a mobile home in the Edgewood Trailer Park.

A check of a storage shed located behind the trailer yielded the two missing bicycles, along with a third BMX bicycle with snow still on its tires. Inside the mobile home, the deputy, while questioning a 45-year-old occupant, noticed chargers and batteries fitting the description of the stolen items. Deputies heard a banging noise from a bedroom and found therein a 25-year-old male wanted on an arrest warrant from the Ashtabula Police Department.

Deputies also found the 18-year-old son of the mobile home’s occupant hiding under a bed, along with three other males — two 17 and one 18 — hiding in the bedroom of the 18-year-old.

The missing tools were found in the bathroom and deputies also found four ATV tires and rims.

Those items belonged to another Homewood Avenue resident, who reported them stolen, along with the BMX bicycle and four more tires and rims, which a deputy located in a wooded area. Total value of those items was listed as $1,300.

The 45-year-old male occupant of the trailer is charged with receiving stolen goods and obstructing official business; the 25-year-old male with obstructing official business. The investigation is ongoing to determine who stole the items.

A third Homewood Avenue resident reported that a padlock on an overhead garage door had been cut but no items were missing from the garage.

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