Two local suspects were arrested this weekend in connection with the investigation of a series of burglaries.
Maria C. Stallard, 35, of 2910 U.S. 20, Monroeville, and Eugene Large, 43, of 4295 Ohio 61, were booked into the Huron County Jail on Sunday morning.
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said the suspects are accused of committing "a series of crimes in the Norwalk and Ridgefield Township area." Citing the ongoing investigation, the sheriff declined to say how many possible victims there are.
"I don't want to release too much information because the investigation is ongoing and I don't want to contaminate the leads we have," Howard said.
Stallard is charged with one felony count each of burglary, tampering with evidence and complicity. Jail records indicate she was booked in at 5:23 a.m. Saturday.
Large, who came into the jail about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, faces one charge of complicity to burglary.
"They co-habitated," Howard said. "They're associates; they're friends."
At 10:30 p.m. Friday, deputies used a search warrant at Stallard's Monroeville home. Details about the nature of the warrant weren't available Sunday.
Monroeville Police Officer Troy Kimball assisted sheriff's investigators with the probe. Howard credited Kimball for being "instrumental in helping detectives all through the night (Friday) and into the next day."
"The detectives worked 30 straight hours on the investigation," said Howard, explaining that the investigators were split into two-people teams.
Investigators from the sheriff's office were Detectives Josh Kaufman, Kayla Zander, Sgt. Josh Querin and Deputy John Vogel. Command staff also assisted.
"They worked hard on it. They definitely completed some good police work," Howard said. "The major parts of the investigation have been in the last several days."