HAMILTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Stolen items tied to more than 100 car break-ins in Southwestern Ohio are now in deputies’ custody following the arrest of three people Wednesday in Butler County.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office reports two 17-year-olds and an adult woman were arrested.
Deputies say they recovered a “massive amount” of items ranging from GPS units, handguns, knives, cameras, purses and cash that were stolen from cars in West Chester, Oxford, and Liberty Township areas in Butler County, as well as the cities of Mason, Carlisle, Franklin, Madeira, Cleves, and Colerain Township in Southwest Ohio.
“These ‘kids’, “Sheriff Richard K. Jones said, “were hitting 20-30 cars a night all over the tri-state area for quite a while,” said the Sheriff. “I guess they thought it was it was pretty easy. But you know, committing crimes in Butler County usually catches up to you sooner or later. We have just proved that again.”
The teens, both from Hamilton, have been charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Theft in Butler County Juvenile Court. Courtney Pratt, age 23, also from Hamilton, has been charged so far with felony “RSP” and misdemeanor Misuse of a Credit Card.
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