In the early morning of Nov. 14, a man was arrested by Capital and Bexley P.D. following a car theft and a string of break-ins.
Around 3 a.m., public safety officers were patrolling the campus hoping to catch sight of any potential break-ins. These crimes tended to happen late Friday nights going into early Saturday mornings.
During patrol, Sgt. Jamie L. Casto identified the man as the person they had seen on security cam footage. Sgt. Scott Kunkle provided additional information on the arrest.
“I will say he did have criminal tools on him when we caught him,” Kunkle said. “He had a pair of pliers and a screwdriver, he had some stolen credit cards on him and some loose change that was stolen from a student’s vehicle.”
The suspect’s name could not be disclosed, but he is shown below in picture taken from security cam footage.
According to Kunkle, the suspect has a criminal past with the city.
“He has a history with Bexley,” Kunkle said. “He’s well known around Bexley, let me put it that way.”
Kunkle was not able to provide additional information on the other crimes he has committed because this is currently an ongoing investigation, and Bexley is looking to charge him with some other stuff.
The car was originally reported stolen on Nov. 8 at the Capital Commons apartments, just a day after the incident in Trinity Suites parking lot where 13 car windows were smashed in.
“We don’t think he’s the guy who broke into the cars, we feel those are probably juveniles, but we are 90% confident this was the guy who stole the car.”