4 arrested for series of copper thefts in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Four people are facing charges after a string of copper thefts in Middletown.

Middletown Police began investigating a group of individuals in September who were believed to be responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to properties in the area.

Police say the group broke into construction sites in Butler County, Warren County and Montgomery County, including the Finkelman Auditorium at Miami University, the construction site of the new Edgewood High School in Trenton, another school construction site in Miamisburg and the old K-Mart building on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Barry Allen McDonald II, 38, is charged with three counts of receiving stolen property, tampering with records and resisting arrest; Justin Mark Schneider, 23, is charged with tampering with evidence, petty theft and possession of drug abuse instruments; John Logan Kimberlin, 36, is charged with tampering with evidence and petty theft and Angela McDonald, 39, is charged with three counts of improper confinement of vicious dogs.

Anyone with information on the copper thefts should call Middletown Police at 513-425-7786.

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