Ohio police catch ring of metal theft suspects targeting several counties

“Using LeadsOnline, we identified a ring of suspects breaking into vacant and under construction residences in several counties. They were stealing copper plumbing and electrical wiring. This allowed a multi-agency surveillance operation, confirming their stops with scrap metals sold. We received a 30-count indictment on both the father and son suspects with further indicted suspects possibly forthcoming. Without LeadsOnline, suspects would not have been identified and Det. Justice would have only been able to charge Misdemeanor Theft at best.”

Inv. Asst. Lisa Mead-O’Connor
Union County Sheriff’s Office