Police: No suspects yet in string of thefts from campers, sheds in Xenia

Joey Carrico is one of the victims in a series of recent break-ins in Xenia where thieves are targeting campers, sheds and outbuildings.

“Very mad. Very frustrated and upset,” said Carrico, whose camper was broken into last Friday on Ledbetter Road. “They broke a window. Made entry. Went through and ransacked the place. Stole TVs and what not.”

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The thieves made off with one of two all-terrain vehicles that were being stored in the trailer. At the crime scene today, Carrico was getting ready to take the camper for repairs. You could still see damage to the fence and the tracks from the ATV that was rolled away.

(Gabrielle Enright/Staff)

“We're just holding on to the glimmer of hope that they'll find something and someone will get caught,” Carrico said.

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Xenia police said there have been about a dozen similar break-ins across the city in recent weeks. Police said investigators have not identified any suspects at this point, but they are chasing leads and asking for help from the public.

Meanwhile, Bellbrook police continue to seek the identities of two people caught on surveillance cameras who may be responsible for a series of car break-ins. Residents reported similar incidents throughout that immediate area, including in neighborhoods in Sugarcreek Twp. and Centerville.

If you recognize these two suspected thieves, call Bellbrook police at (937) 848-8484.

Bellbrook Police Chief Doug Doherty said these types of crimes can be difficult to solve.

“They're random. It’s hard for us to determine when and where it's going to happen,” Doherty said. “The bottom line is, people need to lock their cars. They are going for easy targets. I can't remember the last time I saw a report with a broken window."

If you can help in the investigations, call Xenia police at (937) 372-9901 or Bellbrook police at (937) 848-8484.

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