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Deputy: Fulton County thefts likely fueled by drug addiction

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FULTON COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is warning residents after a series of garage and shed break-ins in recent weeks. Thieves have taken items like wrenches, drills and chainsaws.

In some cases, these thieves have taken thousands of dollars from county residents.

"They  broke in the back door of one of my houses I own, and I must have been lucky because they, I didn't have any, I think they go in for the audio and video stuff, televisions and that stuff but they take anything that they can sell," said Fulton County resident Larry Creps.

The Sheriff's Office says they have a good idea who is committing the crimes, and why.

"We believe the suspects maybe, possibly have a drug habit and that they are supporting their drug habit. This is how they would do that; by getting these tools and taking them and selling them to any place they can get rid of them basically," said Fulton County Chief Deputy Tracy Zuver.

Zuver is warning people to lock sheds, initial tools and keep track of equipment by writing down the make and model.

Deputies say area residents are in the best position to help them catch the burglar or burglars.

"What we really need is cooperation from the residents of Fulton County. If you see a suspicious vehicle in your neighborhood, if you hear noises, if you just aren't sure of something please call us. That is what we really need," said Zuver.

Call the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at 419-335-4010.

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