Facebook helps locate suspects


WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has charges pending on two St. Marys men in connection with the theft of used tires from RRR Tire Service on St. Marys River Road.

On June 22 at 9:09 a.m. the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office responded to RRR Tire of a report of used tires being taken from outside one of the buildings. Approximately 10 used tires were removed from stacks of used tires outside the business. The suspects were captured on video committing the theft, and the suspects’ vehicle was visible as well.

Deputies were able to view the video footage and also post the suspects’ images on Facebook. Soon after the posting, information came in as to the identity of the two suspects. Deputies then were able to respond to the suspect’s residence and located evidence of the theft.

Two 19-year-old St. Marys men are facing charges pending further investigation.

Sheriff Solomon commented “this case came together quickly with the help of the public and Facebook and new technology.”