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Officers Probe Break-in

July 11, 2014

WAPAKONETA — Investigators in Wapakoneta are probing a break-in at a local business.

At 4:50 a.m. today, the Wapakoneta Police Department received an alarm call from Cashland, 1254 Bellefontaine St. When the first officer arrived on the scene, he observed a person inside the business. Additional officers arrived on the scene and surrounded the building. They then made entry and the assistance of the K-9 unit. No one was located inside the building and it is believed the subject fled before the building could be surrounded.

Officers attempted a K-9 track with the assistance of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office but the track was lost a block away from the business, where it is believed the subject got into a vehicle.

Investigators believe access was gained into the building through an air conditioner opening on the roof. At this time, it is unknown how many people were inside the business and what was taken from it. As of press time, officers were processing the scene for evidence.

The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, the Cridersville Police Department and the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted at the scene.

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