Thieves hit local motel

Theft and vandalism at the Western Inn & Suites, Wapakoneta, resulted in more than $13,300 in missing or damaged property, according to the Wapakoneta Police Department.

Inn manager Gautam Amin, of Reynoldsburg, contacted police at 10:13 a.m. on Monday, July 21.

According to the report, Amine told officers that the crime could have occurred between the end of June to the beginning of July from the business located at 413 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta.

Items taken include 26 window air conditioning units valued at $9,300. Also taken were televisions from 10 rooms, vanity faucets from 12 rooms, shower fixtures from 20 rooms, mounted hair dryers from 24 rooms and refrigerators from 20 rooms.

Significant dry wall damage was also reported. The report indicated that the business is now closed partially due to damage caused by missing items.

Police are still investigating the case.

For the full story, see the Saturday, July 26 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.