OTTAWA HILLS, OH (Toledo News Now) – Police interrupted an overnight burglary spree in Ottawa Hills and Toledo Monday night. They were able to arrest a man who they say broke into several homes.
Police were able to link the suspect to several burglaries in Ottawa Hills, after they responded to a report of a man in a hoodie breaking into a car in central Toledo.
Toledo Police were called to a home on Potomac Drive around 3:30 Tuesday morning and saw a man running from the yard. Moments later, they saw the suspect riding on a bicycle.
According to police, the suspect was carrying a purse, along with two iPads, a MacBook Pro, and several credit cards. Police also found driver's licenses from a home on Sheraton Road in Ottawa Hills.
Christopher Payne, 23, was arrested after police said he broke into two unlocked homes Monday night.
"It's unusual for break-ins to occur in Ottawa Hills. We're very proud of that. We take these very seriously. We investigate them very thoroughly. It's important for people to remember to lock their doors. Both of these took place at a residence where the doors were not locked," said Interim Chief John Wenzlick with the Ottawa Hills Police Department.
Ottawa Hills Police have charged Payne with two counts of burglary. Toledo Police have charged Payne with two counts of receiving stolen property.
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