Colerain Police: Man stole 19 air conditioner units

Wardwood Drive in Colerain Township.
Wardwood Drive in Colerain Township.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Colerain Police arrested Monday a 23-year-old man who they said stole 19 air conditioning units throughout Colerain Township.

Police were dispatched Friday to Wardwood Drive for a theft-in-progress report. Officers found and arrested Joseph Burkhardt of Colerain. He told police that he committed at least 18 other similar thefts in the past month.

Police said the stolen property is worth approximately $100,000. Metal products from the units were scrapped for cash.

Burkhardt was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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