“Thefts were investigated; two groups involved were promptly identified; and the cases are being prepared for prosecution,” said Oakwood Safety Department Chief Alan Hill said in city’s release.
“Our residents can be confident that the men and women of this department will thoroughly investigate all criminal activity to ensure that Oakwood remains a very safe place to live and work,” he added.
Hill said in an email to the Dayton Daily News “formal charges have not been filed at this time as we are still trying to determine the full involvement of each group and determine if they may be linked to other unsolved theft of signs incidents….this still very much remains an active investigation.”
Seventeen residents are listed as victims in the crimes reported on nine streets, police records dated Aug. 21 show. Oakwood officials said Thursday the thefts occurred from Aug. 20-23.
Those thefts were reported from homes on East Drive, Forrer Boulevard, Hathaway Road, Monteray Avenue, Oak Knoll Drive, Peach Orchard Avenue, Shroyer Road, and Telford and Triangle avenues, police records state.