Created on Thursday, 25 July 2013 Written by JOEL E. MAST
Michael A. Beck, 26, of 621 Cooper Ave., who was awaiting to serve his sentence for third-degree burglary, was arrested Wednesday for criminal trespassing, theft and possession of criminal tools.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report Stacy R. Shirk, 504 Heritage Court, called in a report of a theft from a vehicle around 3:55 a.m. She provided a description of the suspect’s pickup truck and direction of travel.
Using the information, an officer on patrol located the suspect and the pickup on Cooper Avenue. The officer observed the suspect take items from the bed of the pickup and throw the goods into a creek bed. A witness also reported the same actions.
The suspect was arrested and was lodged in the Logan County Jail. The pickup was placed in impound.
Officers later took inventory of the pickup and found a variety of items in the bed, including solar powered yard lights, a leaf blower, a folding aluminum ladder, mechanic’s hand tools, a car radio, binoculars, a subwoofer and a tachometer.
Authorities suspect the defendant is responsible for multiple recent thefts and asked any potential victims to call the department at 599-1010.
The suspect was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail and five years’ community control for a burglary conviction. He was out on bond waiting to serve his jail term.
Wednesday, Logan County Common Pleas Judge Mark S. O’Connor revoked the bond and remanded the defendant to jail.