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Man Traps Juvenile Intruders In Shed




Brad Short, Archbold, got the drop on a pair of juvenile trespassers, trapping them inside the shed they entered.

Archbold Police were called to 57 Hawthorn Dr. about 5:57 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 23. The address is a property owned by Joe Stout; Short told officers he cares for the property for Stout.

He told officers at about 5:45 pm, he was contacted by a neighbor who said two subjects walked through her yard, jumped a fence, and entered the shed. Short told officers he quietly walked up to the shed and locked the door from the outside, trapping the intruders. He then called the police.

When officers opened the shed, they found one 16-yearold male juvenile from Lima and a 15-year-old female from Archbold.

Martin Schmidt, Archbold Police chief, said the officer spoke with the two juveniles and appropriate adults. No charges were filed.


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