WAPAKONETA — Two people have been charged in connection with a string of burglaries in eastern Auglaize County.
In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon announced the arrests following an investigation by detectives from the Wapakoneta Police Department and sheriff’s deputies.
The case centered on a number of residential burglaries in the Wapakoneta, Uniopolis and Waynesfield areas.
These incidents have taken place during the past nine months and involved homes allegedly being forcibly entered and a variety of property being taken.
Indicted in the case were Carl D. Raymond II, 32, and Shelby E. Cameron, 33. Both previously lived in Wapakoneta.
Raymond is charged with 22 counts, including eight counts of burglary, 12 counts of theft and one count each of attempted burglary and safecracking.
In a separate but related indictment, Raymond is also charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs. Those charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Auglaize/Mercer Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
Raymond is currently being held in the Auglaize County Jail on a $500,000 bond with a 10 percent cash provision. Raymond appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded innocent to the charges.
Cameron is charged with one count of burglary, three counts of theft and one count of receiving stolen property. Cameron posted an own recognizance bond and is awaiting a court date.