A suspect continues to be questioned in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred over the past couple months in the area.
The suspect was tracked down after a recent break-in and has been questioned several times regarding that break-in and other break-ins in the county, Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office Detective Sgt. Jerry Sawmiller told the Wapakoneta Daily News.
The suspect is believed to possibly had been involved in break-ins at the Olde Tyme Grill in Buckland and United Equity in Kossuth on Dec. 16. Also, two separate break-ins were alleged at Trupointe Cooperative in Buckland, one on Dec. 16 and the other on Jan. 19.
A passerby reported lights on at the Trupointe location in Buckland on Jan 19, but law enforcement officers lost the suspect in a pursuit. The suspect was on foot.
A second suspect was caught later that day after the Jan. 19 burglary.
Sawmiller said Sheriffâ€™s Office law enforcement personnel continued to gather information in the case which led them to the main suspect of the burglaries.
No charges have yet been filed and the suspectâ€™s name has not yet been released pending the outcome of the investigation.
An estimated $1,000 in items and cash has been reported taken in the burglaries.
The investigation connects the main suspect with several other break-ins in area counties, including Mercer, Van Wert, Allen and Shelby counties. Sawmiller said that a joint investigation is currently being conducted between the counties.