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Cell phone betrays burglar twice

SIDNEY — A cellular telephone betrayed a man twice while he was in the act of burglarizing a home, Shelby County Sheriff John R. Lenhart reported.



Sheriff’s dispatchers received a 911 call at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday from Douglas J. Wolaver’s cell phone but no one was on the line. They traced the location to a residence in the 500 block of Miami River Road, Sidney.

When deputies arrived, they found a window forced open and began searching the residence. They heard the low battery beep of a cell phone and found Mr. Wolaver, 40, hiding inside the residence.

He was charged with a fifth degree felony count of breaking and entering.

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