Release: November 4, 2013
Contact: Sheriff George T. Maier, 330-430-3887
SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECOVERS PROPERTY FROM MULTI-COUNTY JURISDICTION BURGLARIES
The Stark County
Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Jackson and Perry Township Police
Departments, has uncovered a burglary ring operation involving multiple counties
in the surrounding area.
On a tip from the Jackson Township Police Department, and follow-up from a
burglary in Harrison County late last week, Stark County Deputies began to piece
together a burglary operation in Stark County that spanned a seven (7) county
area and impacted a large number of victims.
Deputies have two suspects in custody and have executed search warrants to
recover stolen property stored from the numerous burglaries. Deputies recovered
nearly $25,000 in cash, 90 firearms, miscellaneous jewelry, watches,
foreign currency, electronics, a ballistic vest, cross bows and compound bows,
and miscellaneous tool that are believed to be stolen from residential
burglaries. Deputies continue to investigate but they have thus far determined
that the burglaries have occurred in
Stark, Wayne, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Holmes, and Columbiana Counties.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is working with Stark County officers to
determine where the burglaries have occurred and are also working closely with
neighboring county law enforcement agencies to identify victims of these crimes.
CASEY C. GOWINS - W/M age 48 of Canton, Ohio.
Charges: Possession of Drugs – Cocaine
Trafficking in Drugs – Cocaine
Obstructing Official Business
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
CHRISTOPHER M. REED – W/M age 32 of Canton, Ohio.
Being held on a Parole Violation.
Additional charges are pending.