A search of a residential property in Mansfield, OH, by local law enforcement authorities turned up more than $100,000 in automotive repair equipment, shop tools and automobile parts. Authorities had received a tip that items on Craigslist matched the descriptions of items reported stolen at area automotive repair shops. The Shelby police chief said that fenced-in backyard also contained about 100 tires and rims.
Below is the article as it appeared on The News Journal website.
Mansfield police seize $100,000 in tools, auto parts
By Lou Whitmire
October 13, 2010
MANSFIELD Local law enforcement authorities reported finding more than $100,000 in stolen tools, automobile parts and equipment Tuesday night at a residential property on Cloverdale Drive.
Shelby police Chief Charlie Roub said his office worked with Ashland police to search the property. Authorities were investigating burglaries at Buckeye Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Shelby in August and Donley Ford-Lincoln Mercury of Ashland in September.
"We had a breaking and entering of a car dealership a month ago, and a few weeks after that Ashland had a similar incident, and we got together and started comparing some notes and worked together," Roub said.
To read the entire article, visit The News Journal website at http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20101013/NEWS01/10130301/1002/Police-seize–100K-in-tools–auto-parts.