Charges Pending Against Break-In Suspects

by Emily Baird on September 29, 2010 at 6:17 am

A woman and two men from the Nashport area are arrested in connection to several break-in’s in both Muskingum and Perry counties.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, says a Crooksville police officer noticed that the concession stand at the Crooksville football field had been broken into.

"We had a village police officer that did a heck of a job of police work by patrolling the streets, what he’s paid to do. He saw a suspicious car with a person sitting in it at an odd hour, at an odd time, at an odd place, and they connected the dots real quick, " says Lutz.

Lutz says the woman was apparently the driver of the get-a-way car and was waiting on the two males, who fled. She was taken into custody. Several other local law enforcement agencies were notified and learned that the two men had contacted a cab company to get a ride back to the Nashport area. Lutz says officers eventually pulled the car over and apprehended the men.

The Sheriff’s Office indicates the three individuals may also be connected to several break-in’s at concession stands in Muskingum County. Lutz says these buildings can prove to be great targets for criminals.

"Youth leagues don’t do a lot to protect them as far as security issues. People know that. Sometimes during football season or soccer season, it’s very hard to move stuff around," says Lutz.

All three are being held at the Muskingum County Jail. Their names are not being released until formal charges are filed, but Lutz can comment on the relationship of the three individuals. He says the two males are friends, and the woman’s daughter is supposedly dating one of the men.