Man Charged with Fire Station Burglary

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

VINTON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested and charged with breaking into a volunteer fire department in Vinton County, Ohio.

Sheriff Shawn Justice says deputies went to the Wilkesville Fire Department early Friday morning after getting a call about a person trying to break into the station.

When deputies arrived, they arrested Timothy Stein, 35, of Wellston, and charged him with Breaking and Entering and Receiving Stolen Property. They arrested Stein after a short foot chase.

Sheirff Justice says deputies were able to recover firefighter gear that had been stolen from the fire station, along with a 4-wheeler that was reported stolen in Gallia County.

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