Created on Monday, 03 December 2012 Written by JOEL E. MAST
Three people were arrested Friday as officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department investigated a Thursday burglary of a Park Road residence.
Joshua Claybaugh, 27, of Bellefontaine, has been charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, and tampering with evidence while Lewis E. Snyder, 41, of Belle Center, was charged with two counts of illegal use of food stamps and single counts of receiving stolen property and possession of heroin.
Amber Baker, 25, of 416 N. Detroit St., who was linked to Mr. Claybaugh, was arrested on a warrant for assault.
All three were lodged in the Logan County Jail.
On Thursday, Dan and Sally Willoby reported their 805 N. Park Road residence was entered during the day.
Jewelry, watches, a checkbook, a laptop computer and a digital notepad were among the items reported stolen.
Detectives and officers began to follow a variety of leads including a report of Timothy Predmore trying to cash a $350 check on the behalf of the two male suspects on Friday.
Detectives also learned Mr. Claybaugh visited a friend Thursday at Mary Rutan Hospital which is near the Willoby residence.
Mr. Predmore’s mother, Nancy Predmore, also told police she purchased the laptop computer and digital notepad from Mr. Claybaugh for $86.
The two male suspects were stopped Friday along County Road 130 and collectible coins reportedly stolen from the Willoby residence were found on Mr. Snyder, along with two food stamp cards and 10 units of heroin.
Finally, Ms. Baker provided information that helped police locate the watches and necklaces.
Detectives and the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office continue to investigate the burglary.