Warren County man faces 19 charges in connection with break-ins

A 35-year-old Warren County man remained in the county jail today while facing 19 charges stemming from break-ins between April 28 and May 2, including at a restaurant where he once worked outside Lebanon, according to an indictment reported on Monday.

Sean McIntosh of South Lebanon is to arraigned at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court on charges of receiving stolen property; possession of drug-abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and criminal tools; obstruction official business; criminal damaging; tampering with coin machines; breaking and entering; safe-cracking and theft.

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He was arrested on May 2 after he was spotted walking down Broadway in Lebanon carrying packages, according to a Lebanon police report.

On April 28, he was allegedly in possession of stolen credit cards and “drug abuse instruments,” according to allegations included with charges on a list of indictments released by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

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McIntosh is also charged in connection with the May 2 break-in at the Country Kitchen restaurant, just east of the Ohio 123 interchange at Interstate 71.

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The store manager identified McIntosh, a former employee, from surveillance video, according to a sheriff’s office report.

During an interview with a deputy, McIntosh said he stole the cash register and took $200 used to pay his phone bill before disposing of the register. The sheriff’s office was able to recover the cash register, and McIntosh was charged with breaking and entering and safe-cracking in this case.

He is also charged in connection with incidents at Lebanon Electric and the Spot-Free Car Wash on Main Street in Lebanon.

He remained in the county jail on Tuesday on $25,000 bond, pending his arraignment.

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