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Greene County jury indicts local burglars

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Two local burglary suspects Oliver Simons and Bianca Stone Chappelle were indicted last week by a Greene County grand jury on felony charges related to nine thefts that occurred in Yellow Springs since January. The two former Yellow Springs residents were arrested on May 8 and served today in Greene County Jail, where they are awaiting a court date.

The suspects are charged with a host of first, second and third degree felony counts, including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, conspiracy to commit engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, burglary, money laundering and receiving stolen property. Simons was indicted for additional burglary and money laundering felonies, and both were also charged with four misdemeanors of receiving stolen property.

Yellow Springs Police and the Greene County ACE Task Force continue to investigate the case, and now believe it may involve thefts that occurred in the village before January 2013, according to Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford this week.
Simons, 34, and Chappelle, 33, both have a history of theft. Chappelle was charged with an unrelated burglary in February, and was still on probation for the incident when she was arrested this month.
See more on the story in this week’s Yellow Springs News.

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