Arrests in Church Break-ins
Clermont County, Ohio-
“Criminal Investigators from The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office have investigated a series of reports for breaking and entering and thefts involving three local churches in Monroe, Washington, and Ohio Townships in the southern portion of Clermont County,” said Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. The thefts occurred at Calvary Baptist on State Route 756, Spring Grove United Methodist on Bethel New Richmond Road, Nicholsville Pentecostal on State Route 222 and Mt. Pisgah United Methodist. The Sheriff said, “Reports began coming in on June 7, 2009, indicating forced entry into the buildings and removal of small amounts of cash and electronic equipment.” In addition to the churches, the Bachelier Ball Park Concession Stand on Lindale Mt. Holly Road was also broken into. The total value of the stolen items combined with the costs to repair damage to the buildings was approximately $2500.00.
Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said, “Investigators began to identify a pattern and similarities in the crimes and compiled facts from each crime.” Combs said “Information then surfaced from a Corrections Officer working for the Clermont County Jail which tied the suspects to the crimes. This information was a substantial lead in the case and provided investigators the additional facts needed to place criminal charges against two adults and a juvenile, and the recovery of most of the property.” The juvenile involved was charged with five counts of Breaking and Entering and five counts of theft, both felonies of the fifth degree with charges being filed in Clermont County Juvenile Court.
The adults who were arrested and their charges are as follows:
22 years old
1273 Twelve Mile Rd.
(Currently in the Clermont County)
5 counts of Breaking and Entering 5th degree felony
5 counts of Theft 5th degree felony
London Shauck, 18 years old
3212 SR 756
(Active warrants for his arrest, photo unavailable)
5 counts of Complicity to Breaking and Entering 5th degree felony
Sheriff Rodenberg, Clermont County Ohio