Robert E. Johnson, 29, who has addresses in Lorain and Pettisville, has been charged with burglary in connection with an early- morning incident that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Archbold police had not released an official report as of presstime, but Tera Rogers, APD spokesman, said Johnson is a suspect in a home break-in that occurred at 311 West St.
Rogers said residents in the home, at the corner of West and Union Streets, called police about 2:35 am.
The suspect fled the scene.
Rogers said a Fulton County Sheriff Department police dog was used to track the suspect from the house to the East Gardens apartment complex, where the suspect, identified as Johnson, was taken into custody.
Johnson was transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where as of Sunday evening, Jan. 27, he was still being held.
Two other burglaries were reported in the village prior to the West Street incident.
However, Rogers said offi- cers do not know if the thefts are connected with Johnson or the West Street incident.
Peter D. Short, 59, 302 Vine St., told police on Sunday, Jan. 20, that a purse was stolen from his garage sometime between 6 pm, Friday, Jan. 18, and 8 am the following day.
The purse is owned by Pamela S. Short, 58, same address. It contained cash, keys, a camera and a pocket Bible. Total value: $820.
Karen Vonier, 64, 203 Murbach Street, told police on Monday, Jan. 21, that between 12:30 and 6 am someone entered her residence and took her tablet computer, along with a cover and charging cable. Total loss: $744.
Tina M. Cross, 39, East Gardens, told police on Tuesday, Jan. 22, her cell phone was missing.
Cross said she left the phone in her apartment Monday, Jan. 21, about 10:15 am. When she returned at 11:30 am, it was gone. Loss: $20.
Officers don’t know if the missing phone is connected to Johnson.
Police are investigating all three cases.
Preliminary Hearing Wednesday
Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Friday, Jan. 25, that the burglary charge, a second-degree felony, was filed in Western District Court.
He had an initial appearance in Western District Court on Friday, Jan. 25; a preliminary hearing was set for today, Wednesday.