Tiffin, Ohio — An 18-year-old and three juveniles were arrested last week as part of the Tiffin Police Department’s investigation into a recent string of unlawful vehicle entries.
During the early morning hours of Friday, officers with the Tiffin Police Department were summoned to the 200 block of Jefferson St. for subjects entering vehicles.
Upon their arrival, multiple suspects were observed running from a nearby location. Officers were able to locate and detain two juvenile males and one adult male.
During the investigation, the subjects were found in possession of stolen items from vehicles and other contraband including suspected narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and cash.
The group was held pending the investigation of Friday’s thefts as well as a string of other vehicles entries that occurred over the previous week.
Detectives from the criminal division were summoned to assist, and following interviews with the suspects, they were able to recover a stolen handgun taken on the morning of July 15.
18-year-old Edgar T. Harrison III was arrested for theft of a firearm, a third-degree felony. He was transported to the Seneca County Jail and was held on bond. He will be scheduled for an initial arraignment at a later date.
A third juvenile, age 16, was later found in possession of the stolen handgun. He was charged with one count of delinquency for the adult charge of receiving stolen property. He is currently being held at the Seneca County Youth Center.
The other two juveniles, ages 14 and 16, were released to their parents. Additional charges on all four suspects are pending the completion of the investigation.
“It’s the citizens acting as our eyes and ears that helps to make our incredible city even safer,” Detective Lieutenant Mark Marquis said. “Without the residents and police department working in cooperation, many more crimes would not be solved.”
Anyone who believes they may have had property stolen from their vehicles in the past week should make a report with police dispatch at (419) 447-2323 extension 0.
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