Twelve firearms stolen in Clinton County home burglaries have been recovered, with two sets of suspects reportedly involved in the thefts.
The residential break-ins in the county occurred on State Route 134 South toward Lynchburg, plus on Stingley, Hackney, Creek, Cuba, Lacy and Fayetteville roads, said Sgt. Doug Eastes of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspects facing burglary-related charges are Jerry L. Adams, 33, and Bobbie Jo Hull, 33, both of Fairborn, Jefferey D. Carlier, 52, of Beechmont and formerly of Wilmington, Brian A. Crank, 32, of Batavia, and a suspect who is at large, according to Eastes.
Both sets of suspects, said Eastes, appeared to target firearms and jewelry, while one set also was interested in electronics.
Both groups of suspects are also linked to more than 40 residential burglaries altogether in Greene, Brown, Clermont, Highland and Clinton counties, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.
The owners of four stolen and recovered firearms have not been identified, and Eastes suggested area gun owners check to see whether they are missing any.
All seven of the Clinton County burglaries are believed to have occurred during daytime hours. The suspects would drive around, knock on doors and, if no one answered, break into the house, said Eastes, who serves in the sheriff’s office detective section.
He recommended people contact law enforcement when they observe a vehicle or individuals that rouse their suspicions, and then report the vehicle description or license plate number.
Adams has a previous burglary conviction on his record and was on parole when he allegedly committed the burglaries, Eastes said.
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