Suspected burglars ordered to stay away from each other

Two of the three suspects charged in connection with hundreds of vehicle and building break-ins are scheduled to go to trial in December. Authorities estimate the three suspects stole about $10,000 worth of GPS units, iPods, MP3 players, tools, cash, cameras, watches, compact discs, DVDs, extension cords and other various items.
Cary Ashby
Sep 25, 2012

Two of the three suspects charged in connection with hundreds of vehicle and building break-ins are scheduled to go to trial in December.

Kyle S. Weiner, 23, of 410 E. Walton St., Willard, and William R. Barnett Jr., 21, of Shelby, are out on bond. Weiner's Huron County Common Pleas Court trial is scheduled for Dec. 11 while Barnett's trial is set to begin nine days later.

If convicted, Weiner faces up to 17 years in prison and a maximum fine of $52,500, while Barnett could be sentenced to as much as 15 years behind bars and a fine of $45,000.

While out on bond, Weiner and Barnett are prohibited from having any association or contact with each other or their suspected accomplice, Alexander M. Hopkins, 21, of 133 1/2 McKim St., Bellevue.

Police from Greenwich, New London and Plymouth assisted the Huron County Sheriff's Office in the investigation of 300 vehicle and 150 building break-ins from Dec. 13 through Sept. 4. The victims live in the Celeryville, Greenwich, New London and Plymouth areas.

Weiner was arrested Aug. 30 after being interviewed at the Richland County Sheriff's Office about break-ins there and in Huron County. About two weeks ago, a Huron County grand jury indicted him on four counts of burglary, three charges of breaking and entering and one count of theft of a credit card.

Barnett, originally of Greenwich, was arrested Sept. 2 after detectives interviewed him. He faces three counts of burglary, five charges of breaking and entering and one count of theft of a credit card.

Hopkins was arrested Sept. 4 as he arrived at work. He remains in jail. Hopkins is charged with one count each of burglary, theft of a credit card and receiving stolen property. He also faces three breaking-and-entering charges.

Authorities estimate the three suspects stole about $10,000 worth of items. GPS units, iPods, MP3 players, tools, cash, cameras, watches, compact discs, DVDs and extension cords were reported stolen or missing. Deputies recovered most of the stolen items.

Comments

onegirlarmy

Great advice judge!!!
Hey all they are back on the street!

Mberendt

Somebody needs to take these little b******s and put them on the chain-gang with ball and chain and make them work back all the money they've stolen from us tax-paying citizens. They steal from us yet we will have to pay to put a roof over their heads now with 3 square meals a day. BS!!!

Brock Lee

they would of got not as much time if they sell drugs

Raziels Wings

The problem is this is going to continue. They steal to sell ..then they have money for the herion . Its reached epidemic proportions and none of us are safe from it. Its why im in favor of having a gun. I have always been against guns but this generation is a dangerous one .They are hooked on a drug that has taken the human out of human being. Im scared that if a treatment facility isnt opened and implemented by our court system that this is minor compared to what it will become. These zombies of today need treatment not jail.