During the search, investigators found stolen scrap metal, vehicles used during the thefts, and tools used to take the scrap metal from the properties, police said.
Around a dozen people have been identified as suspects in the theft ring, with some placed under arrest this week, investigators said.
Police only identified Donald R. Leeth III, 43, as one of the suspects arrested. Leeth, who owns the house where the search was conducted Thursday, is booked in the Montgomery County Jail on an initial charge of breaking and entering, according to online jail records.
Official charges for those accused in the ring are still pending, police said.
Damage estimates could exceed $1 million, which includes the value of the metal stolen and the cost paid to fix the damage caused by the thefts, according to police.
This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.