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Tiffin couple arrested for package thefts spent Christmas in jail

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TIFFIN, OH — Two individuals charged in connection with package thefts in the Tiffin area of over $4,000 in merchandise spent Christmas in jail, according to authorities.

Christopher P. Chaffee, 36, and Angela A. Force, 39, both of Tiffin, were at Seneca County Jail early Tuesday morning.

During the week of November 26th, 2018 the Tiffin Police Department received more than 25 complaints of shipped packages being taking from the porches of local residences.

Officers began investigating these complaints and with the help of the community, officers were able to identify a suspect and the vehicle being used in these thefts.

During the evening hours of November 29th, 2018, Sgt. DeMonte located the suspect vehicle driving in the downtown area. The vehicle was stopped and two suspects identified in the case:

  • Christopher P. Chaffee 36yoa Tiffin, Ohio
  • Angela A. Force 39yoa Tiffin, Ohio

The investigation led to the recovery of $4,043.80 in stolen merchandise. Felony Charges for Theft and Receiving/Retaining Stolen Property have been forwarded to the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office for presentation to the grand jury.

*Of the victims that reported their packages as stolen property, nearly all of their items were returned,” Chief Fred Stevens said.

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