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Pair of local boys arrested after series of break-ins

Scott Seitz2 • Jun 16, 2014 at 11:12 PM

A pair of Exchange Road boys have been arrested for their alleged role in numerous break-ins in the Fitchville Township area.

Huron County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said the boys were 15 and 16 years old.

"These boys were already on probation," Patrick said. "They were released to their parents and their probation officers were notified."

Patrick said the boys had allegedly broken into nine unoccupied structures in the past month.

Detective Eric Bardar and Corporal Jeff Kerber conducted the investigation.

"We had received several calls regarding the break-ins," Patrick said. "Detective Bardar had handled one of the break-ins and during his investigation he received a tip as far as who may be involved."

Bardar subsequently interviewed that individual who later admitted to the crimes.

Many of the items taken during the break-ins were hidden in one of the boys' home, according to Patrick.

"There were knives, guns, tools and liquor," he added.

"Detective Bardar and Corporal Kerber worked very hard on this case to bring it to a conclusion," Patrick said. "This should provide some peace of mind to the residents in the Fitchville area, who were quite concerned that a thief or thieves were on the loose.

"I'm sure they are glad to see this stop and have the two boys brought to justice," he added.

Recovered at one of the boys' homes were the following:

Three bottles of hard liquor and one bottle of Bud Light beer.

One green gun case containing a Ruger Model 10-22, .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle, serial number 352-77572, Burris 2x-8x scope, one 10-round loaded magazine, two boxes of .22-caliber ammunition.

One black camera case containing a red Canon Power Shot, model A340015 HD digital camera.

One Browning case containing a knife and file.

One pair of Robo Grip pliers.

One pair of red-handled needle-nose pliers.

About $347 in U.S. currency.

One Pro Series folding knife.

One wooden handled dagger in leather sheath.

One silver dagger in metal sheath.

One fixed blade knife with a black handle.

One Black gut hook knife.

One Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops folding knife.

One Craftsman folding utility knife with black handle.

One red folding Swiss Army style knife.

One black folding Swiss Army style knife.

Two NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) silver folding knives.

One set of gold knife handles with Whitetail deer scene.

One blue pen housing containing powder suspected residue.

Three Chinese throwing stars.

One set of three throwing knives in sheath.

One leather handle fixed blade fighting knife.

One NWTF exchange a blade knife set with four blades and sheath.

One Guidesman multi-tool in sheath.

One four-piece Snap-On pick set.

Three stolen Mountain Dew multi-color tall aluminum collector bottles were also recovered from the other juvenile's residence, deputies said.

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