The Press Newspaper
Additional charges may be filed in a burglary case in the Village of Walbridge in which three adults and one juvenile were arrested, according to Police Chief Ken Frost, who said Thursday the case was still under investigation.
According to Chief Frost and records in Perrysburg Municipal Court, charges of burglary and obstructing official business have been filed against Jacob T. Oakley, 18, Walbridge, Elijah M. Parsons-Gugle, 19, Northwood, and Derek R. Daly.18, Northwood.
Charges are also pending against the 17-year-old juvenile.
Village police were alerted by a passerby early Tuesday morning of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Wilber Street residence while the occupant was at work.
Additional village officers responded and were assisted by officers from Lake Township, Northwood, Rossford, and Norfolk Southern. Chief Frost said K-9 units were used to follow two sets of tracks in the snow that led from the Wilber Street home to a Perry Street residence where the four were apprehended.
“There were several elements at the scene on Wilber that indicated a burglary had been committed,” the chief said. “It was basically stopped in the act.”
He said the passerby was familiar with the residence and knew the person living there was at work at the time.
The adults were taken to the Wood County jail and the juvenile to the county’s juvenile detention center.
“We’re still working on it to determine if other charges should be filed,” the chief said.
According to court records, a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. for Parsons-Gugle and Daly and for a public defender for Oakley.
Police said electronic items, clothing, alcohol, and suspected marijuana were seized as evidence.