CELERYVILLE -- A Plymouth man admitted Monday to stealing two televisions from an unoccupied "seasonal home in Celeryville," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said.
Dean E. Shepherd, 36, of 4265 Ohio 61, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with burglary, a third-degree felony. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
Howard was working with Willard Police Detective Sgt. Rick Sexton on the investigation of a series of Willard-area break-ins and burglaries for several weeks when they contacted Shepherd, Howard explained.
During an interview Monday, the suspect told detectives he was homeless and using the Celeryville home to "stay warm" and out of the elements, he said. Burma Farms owns the home, which is used by a farm supervisor.
"It appears heroin was a factor," Howard said, but didn't elaborate.
The detective is working with Willard officers to recover the stolen TVs. Howard said he remains "hopeful" that authorities will be making arrests in connection with the other break-ins and burglaries.