Man arrested after 80+ stolen items found in Washington Twp. apartment

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Monday a man was arrested last week in connection with several breaking and entering cases.

The Sheriff’s office said on May 9, 2019, Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office met Christopher Moore at a local pawn shop where he was detained for questioning reference several Breaking & Entering as well as theft offenses from the area.

According to court documents, Moore was at Cashland on Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. trying to pawn a Chromebook laptop.

That Chromebook was caught on surveillance video being stolen from Primary Village South School in Centerville on May 3rd along with a TV.

Centerville City Schools told 2NEWS in a statement, “We are grateful for our partnership with the Montgomery County’s Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement officials who help keep our schools and community safe. We’re pleased that our security footage supported detectives as they investigated and that the pawn shop employees were able to notify law enforcement so items could be recovered.”

Court documents also state the individual in the school’s surveillance video was wearing a black and gray striped sweatshirt when stealing the school items, and that Moore was wearing that same sweatshirt when confronted at Cashland.

The documents detail that Cashland employees stated Moore had done business with the pawn shop just a week prior, and told employees he had two TVs he would be back to sell.

Deputies learned more information while Moore was detained which led them to serve a search warrant at his home in the 8300 block of Washington Village Drive in Washington Township.

Kate Birkbeck lives across from 33-year-old Moore and said the deputies arrived at night.

“There were like three deputies out here and I was pretty shocked because I always thought it was a little screwy over there but you know, I don’t like getting in neighbors’ business,” said Birkbeck.

At Moore’s apartment, deputies recovered over 80 items believed to have been stolen from area churches, schools, and businesses, including a TV that was confirmed by Centerville City School employees as their stolen TV.

On Monday morning in Kettering Municipal Court, a judge set Moore’s bond at $175,000 for the two felony charges, Breaking and Entering and Receiving Stolen Property, and $10,000 for a probation violation.

Christopher Moore is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

This matter remains under investigation reference additional charges.

If anyone has additional information regarding property that may have been taken during a Breaking & Entering or theft offense in the Washington Township / Centerville area, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 937-432- 2757.

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