MONROE - A Springfield Township man and two Toledo teenagers accused of committing several burglaries in Monroe, Lucas, and Wood counties have been arrested and a large amount of stolen property has been recovered, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.
Alexander Weiner, 35, of 2630 Patrice Lane, Springfield Township, was charged with drug abuse, possession of drugs, and home invasion.
Delfino Moya, 18, and Rudy Moya, 17, both of 720 East Broadway were charged with receiving stolen property, home invasion, and felony firearms, deputies said.
Mr. Weiner and Delfino Moya were being held in the Lucas County jail; Rudy Moya was being held in the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center, authorities said.
Monroe County sheriff's Detective Tom Redmond said four men tried to burglarize a house on Todd Road in Monroe County's Ida Township about
9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The men, each of whom was armed with a handgun, were confronted by the homeowner who had gotten up to see why his dogs were barking. The man briefly chased the assailants, who fled in a maroon sport utility vehicle.
The homeowner got the license plate number and called authorities, Detective Redmond said.
The vehicle was registered to a woman who lives at the Patrice address, where Mr. Weiner was arrested about 7 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle had been reported for unauthorized use Oct. 6.
Detective Redmond said authorities then obtained a search warrant for the East Broadway address.
The Moya teens were arrested there about 1 a.m. yesterday, where stolen property from at least seven burglaries was recovered, Detective Redmond said.
Items included handguns, jewelry, televisions, DVD players, digital cameras, and video recorders.
Authorities are searching for the fourth suspect, described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s who goes by the name Billy.