Friday, September 27, 2013

Hamden pair arrested on theft tip

Todd E. Kirby
HAMDEN - According to the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, an anonymous tip led to the arrest of two suspects Tuesday for alleged theft.
After receiving the tip, investigators found Todd E. Kirby, 43, of Hamden and Jerrell E. Gartin, 23, of Hamden, with a truck full of metal. Investigators determined that the metal was stolen and came from Collins Welding Shop, located in Hamden.
Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice, Investigator Ryan Cain and Deputy Josh Nickel coordinated the investigation.

Before being transported to the jail, one of the suspects admitted to have been into ings in Hamden and surrounding areas. Investigators are currently working to identify which buildings had been broke into and are working to see if the suspects have had involvement in several garages and outbuilding burglaries in the area.
Jerrell E. Gartin

Kirby is being held on a theft charge and $15,000 cash or surety bond. Gartin is also facing a theft charge and is being held on a $15,000 cash or surety bond. Both suspects are being held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail 

If you have any information regarding the two suspects or any criminal activity, please contact Sheriff Justice or Investigators Cain and Kemmerling at (740) 596-5242.

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