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Police pinpoint suspects in vehicle break-ins

Yellow Springs Police said on Monday they were close to arresting three people suspected behind a string of vehicle thefts and break-ins in the village in February and March.

The suspects — a man, woman, and juvenile boy — live in Fairborn and Beavercreek and have been suspected in similar crimes in those municipalities as well, according to Yellow Springs police. The Greene County prosecutor is expected to file charges later this week against the suspects, who are cooperating with police.

Over the last month three local vehicles were stolen and 28 vehicles were burglarized in multiple areas of the village. All three stolen vehicles were recovered, along with some stolen property from multiple vehicles.

The trio may also be behind six vehicle burglaries in Fairborn and 10 in Beavercreek and one stolen vehicle in Beavercreek, according to police.

While several attempted home break-ins were reported in the King Street/Kingsfield Court area and the south side of town, the suspects never entered any homes here, unlike in other communities, local police said.

YSPD “cracked the case” when following up on a report of a suspicious vehicle on Spring Glen Drive in the early morning hours of Monday, March 10, Sergeant Naomi Penrod said. “We want to let people know we got them,” Penrod said.

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