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Two Men Indicted In 2002, 2004 Break-Ins At Local Businesses




Michael John Wolfrum, 25, Defiance, and Stuart O. Owens, Jr., 24, presently incarcerated, have been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury in connection with thefts from local gas station-convenience stores.

Wolfrum was indicted on three counts of breaking and entering.

The indictment alleges Wolfrum broke into Archbold Wash-N-Fill, now Friendship Food Mart, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002. Then, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2002 he allegedly broke into Laub Food Mart, which is now S&S Express.

The third count alleges Wolfrum broke into the Wash-NFill again on Sunday, Dec. 5. 2004.

Owens, Jr. was indicted on one count breaking and entering, allegedly for the Nov. 18, 2002 break-in at the Food Mart.

Oct. 20. 2002

Police reports at the time state on Oct. 20, 2002, a thief or thieves broke into the Wash-NFill by forcing open a rear door. Once inside, they broke into an automatic teller machine and stole merchandise.

The night before, thieves attempted to break into Creighton Electric, but were unsuccessful. Police officers observed pry marks on a door at that business.

Prior to that, Arrow Tru-Line was broken into. Sometime after 11 pm that night, a thief or thieves broke into the building and took money from vending machines.

The same night, Wyse Electric Motor repair was broken into and cash was taken.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, a thief or thieves tried to break into the RTEC Communications offices at 105 East Holland Street. Pry marks were found on a door.

The indictment of Wolfrum only covers the Wash-N-Fill break-in. None of the other incidents are covered in the indictment.

Nov. 18, 2002

Police reports from the time state during the late night hours of Sunday, Nov. 17, or Monday, Nov. 18, a thief or thieves broke into the Laub Food Mart by forcing a door. Once inside, cash was taken.

About 25 months later, at about 3:13 am on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, a patrol police officer noticed the rear door of the Wash-N-Fill open. Cash was taken; nothing else was disturbed.


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