Deputies make arrests in store-n-lock thefts


TROY — Miami County Sheriff’s detectives have recently made two arrests involving thefts from numerous store-n-lock facilities in Piqua and the surrounding area and also in Darke County. Taken into custody and incarcerated in the Miami County jail are Dylan L. Harrison, 31, at large, and Randy J. Peters, 50, of Piqua.

Harrison is charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault stemming from an incident that occurred on Oct. 3 in the 5000 block of Washington Road south of Piqua. Harrison struck a female resident with his car as he was fleeing the residence after burglarizing it. Harrison was located by Piqua police officers the following evening and taken into custody. Harrison is also charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. Peters is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, and is also on probation for receiving stolen property.

Through the course of the investigation detectives executed five search warrants in Miami, Shelby, and Darke counties recovering countless pieces of stolen property. Most of the property is believed to have been stolen from store-n-lock units over the past three to four years. Suspects would cut locks off storage units and then place their own locks on them, returning later to steal property.

They encourage residents who are currently renting storage units to check the unit to make sure it has not been broken into. If the unit has been entered and property stolen, contact Detective Lieutenant Jason Moore at 937-440-6085 EXT. 3991 or report to local law enforcement.

The investigation is on-going, additional arrests and charges will be forthcoming. Anyone having any information is requested to contact Detective Lieutenant Jason Moore at 937-440-6085 EXT. 3991 or email at [email protected]. Anonymous tips can be made on the sheriff’s office website,

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