2017-09-13 / Front Page

Police, Henry County Deputies Investigate Cases Of Stolen Cars

Archbold police and the Henry County Sheriff Department are investigating a pair of stolen vehicle cases that occurred during the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 7.

A 2001 sedan was stolen from Samantha Ruffer, 29, 406 Walnut St., Archbold.

The car was recovered by Henry County sheriff deputies on the outskirts of Ridgeville. The keys were in the vehicle.

A 2003 sport utility vehicle was stolen from Tasha Lynn McGuire, 20338 US 6, Ridgeville Corners.

The keys were not in the SUV, but were left in an unattached garage.

Archbold police found the SUV in Archbold.

One juvenile suspect– a male from Archbold– was arrested at the Four County Career Center and transported to the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center in connection with both thefts.

Taken

Ruffer contacted Archbold Police about 5:20 am, Thursday, to report her vehicle had been stolen from her driveway.

Information made available by the HCSD states the auto was stolen sometime after 2:30 am.

She told officers she had been contacted by the Henry County Sheriff Department and was advised her car had been found outside the unincorporated community. It had been left unoccupied, parked in a roadway.

McGuire contacted the Henry County sheriff about 6:57 am, Thursday, reporting her SUV had been taken from her driveway.

Information from HCSD states between 3:30-4 am, Thursday, McGuire’s husband was awakened by their barking family dog. He stated he did not see anything, so he yelled at the dog and went back to bed.

Found

The Archbold police report said on Thursday, the Fulton County Sheriff Department advised police of a stolen SUV from Ridgeville Corners.

An Archbold officer was on patrol when he spotted the SUV parked in the Archbold Community Library parking lot at about 8:45 am.

The lot is on the south side, with a vehicle entrance from Franklin St.

There was no one in or with the vehicle.

HCSD deputies were advised of the discovery. A deputy came to Archbold and processed the vehicle for evidence. Missing from the vehicle was around $60 to $80 in cash.

Interviewed

Information from the HCSD indicates a deputy, an Archbold officer, and a Fulton County juvenile probation officer went to Four County, where the Archbold boy was interviewed. Following the interview, he was taken into custody.

Tera Rogers, an officer, said the police report on the incidents is being reviewed by the Fulton County prosecutor office for potential charges. As of Monday, no charges had been filed.

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