Saturday, May 29, 2010

Daytime burglaries reported close to Rogers

POSTED: May 29, 2010
ROGERS - The Columbiana County Sheriff's Office is investigating two daytime burglaries that occurred in the Rogers area Friday.
At 12:22 p.m., Michelle Dolan of Pine Hollow Road, Rogers, reported arriving home to find a man in a white Ford Contour backing from her driveway. When she asked what he was doing, the driver said he was looking for Jamie. Dolan said there was no one there by that name, so the man drove away in the direction of state Route 7.
Dolan then noticed her dog and cat were outside the house and discovered her home had been broken into. She took off toward Rogers looking for the Contour but was unable to locate the vehicle.
The only thing missing was her purse.
At 1:39 p.m., April Shultz, Riffle Road, New Waterford, returned home to find her rear door had been kicked in and that a safe was gone. Her class ring and some other jewelry were missing, along with two expired credit cards.
Last summer, 39 daylight burglaries occurred in the Rogers, East Palestine and New Waterford areas, and several people suspected of being responsible were arrested in connection with the crimes but they were only charged with one offense each. Of the five, only one was sentenced to prison, three were placed on probation and the other is awaiting trial.
All of the crimes committed during last year's spree were believed to be drug-related, with the suspects taking the stolen items to Youngstown and selling or trading them for heroin.
Sheriff's detectives said the suspects would knock on the door as if they were looking for someone, and if no one answered the door they would break in the home, usually through the back door.

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