A Pierce Township man and a woman have been indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury for 46 counts each related to their involvement in a series of Breaking and Entering and Theft offenses in Clermont and Hamilton Counties.
Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said the pair indicted on Wednesday, April 11 committed offenses in Batavia, Union, Tate and Pierce Townships in Clermont County. Also impacted was Anderson Township in Hamilton County.
Christina Laub of 5410 SR 286 Williamsburg has been indicted for one count of Burglary a second degree felony; 28 counts of Breaking and Entering, 5th degree felonies; and 17 counts of grand theft, 4th degree felonies.
"Beginning in June 2011 through March 2012, ten churches and eighteen businesses located in villages and townships in Clermont County and Hamilton County experienced a significant increase in theft of air conditioning units and parts," said Combs.
Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson was one of the ten churches hit. Pastor Harold Oliver said the church lost five AC units and it is still waiting to replace them.
"Our trustees and that have to figure out how to respond to this get estimates and all that sort of thing, when thieves steal something they're really stealing people's time," said Oliver.
Grammas Pizza on Ohio Pike in Union Township has replaced its AC units but owner Angelo Vasiliou had to pay $1900 out of pocket.
"I was very very angry. To tell you the truth I've been waiting for it to happen because three of them been stolen up the street and I was just waiting for mine to get stolen because it's dark back there," said Vasiliou.
Both Jamie Prokop and Christina Laub are currently incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail on a $30,000 cash or professional bond.
Clermont County Sheriff's Office
KOI Auto Parts, Total Damage $2,080
Concepts Fabrications, Total Damage $10,000
Bethel Pentecostal Church, Total Damage $10,000
Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, Total Damage $10,500
Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Total Damage $5000
Norlynn Manor, Total Damage $35,000
Bethel Pentecostal Church, Total Damage $12,000
Nicholsville Pentecostal Church, Total Damage $3,200
Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, Total Damage $10,000
Wellington Orthopedics, Total Damage $5,000
American Legion Post, Total Damage $38,000
Clermont Animal Hospital, Total Damage $2,500
Clermont County Fair Grounds, Total Damage $15,000
Wellington, Total Damage $10,000
Union Township Police
Jelly Bean Junction, Total Damage $9,535
Grammas Pizza, Total Damage $15,000
Amelia Police Department
Life Point Solutions, Total Damage $17,312
Dollar General, Total Damage $5,000
Mallard Glenn Apartments, Total Damage $2,500
Batavia Police Department
Dr. John Teece, Total Damage $8,000
Lytle Auctioneer Service, Total Damage $8,000
Wilson Seat Company, Total Damage $14,000
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Zion Lutheran Church, Total Damage $14,000
Kingdom Hall, Total Damage $8,550
Clough United Methodist, Total Damage $5,000
Tire Discounters, Total Damage $5,000
Heritage Church, Total Damage $17,600
Clough Medical Associates, Total Damage $24,000
Damages by Jurisdiction:
Clermont County Sheriff $134,080
Union Township Police Dept. $24,535
Amelia Police Department $ 24,812
Batavia Police Department $28,000
Hamilton County Sheriff $74,150
Total Damage $285,577