Suspects arrested for fairground thefts


GREENVILLE — Deputies have apprehended the individuals responsible for the vandalism of several dozen tack boxes in various animal barns on the Darke County Fairgrounds.

On Thursday, Aug. 18, detectives from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Darke County Juvenile Probation Department in reference to the vandalism and thefts at the fairgrounds. The Probation Officer had recovered stolen property from a juvenile suspect that was believed to have come from the fairgrounds.

Detectives conducted interviews throughout the course of the day and identified three juvenile suspects involved. Detectives recovered additional stolen property during the investigation. Two of the three juveniles were arrested on other unrelated charges and were taken to the West Central Juvenile Detention facility.

This investigation remains active as detectives attempt to identify victims of theft and recover additional stolen property. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-2020 if you have any information regarding this incident.

Citizens may also contact Darke County Crime Stoppers at 937-547-1661 or Information can be left anonymously.

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