BLANCHESTER —Blanchester police are offering a $500 reward for information that will lead to an arrest for a recent burglary.
On Friday night, March 17, police responded to a reported burglary of the manager’s office in the apartment complex at 901 E. Cherry St..
“Officers learned that someone had pried the door to the office open in order to get inside, then took a jar of change from inside the office,” said Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. “We believe the same perpetrator also broke into a nearby vending machine the same night. The change jar is for donations to help needy residents in the apartment complex if there are things they need but cannot afford.”
The crime scene was processed by Sgt. Gary Mowen, and several fingerprint lifts were sent to the Miami Valley Regional Crime lab for examination. “We are awaiting those results,” said Reinbolt.
“Officers continue to run down leads in the case and have obtained surveillance video, of poor quality, which implicates a particular suspect,” Reinbolt said. “However, we are seeking additional information that might help close the case and bring the burglar to justice. We are therefore offering a $500 cash reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Information can be provided by calling the police station at 937-783-4702.”
The funds for the reward are being provided by the Citizens for Adequate Policing Trust Fund, which was established last year with monies donated by a local citizen.