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Man charged in Loveland Middle School burglary

Loveland Middle School surveillance images of the burglary suspect. (provided) Loveland Middle School surveillance images of the burglary suspect. (provided)
Timothy Lee, from Hamilton County. Timothy Lee, from Hamilton County.
LOVELAND, OH (FOX 19) -

Charges have been filed in connection to a break-in at Loveland Middle School earlier this month.

Timothy S. Lee, 27, was charged Friday with one count of burglary, a second degree felony. 

A Loveland Sergeant recognized Lee Thursday night at the Speedway on Loveland Madeira Road, according to police. Lee was wearing a jacket similar to the one worn by the suspect who was recorded on middle school surveillance cameras in the Feb. 5 incident.

The sergeant and Lee struck up a conversation, during which Lee revealed to the officer his name and address, according to Captain Dennis Sean Rahe.

Police say they then obtained a search warrant and recovered the jacket and additional evidence from Lee's residence.

“This is a case of good old police work and keen observational skills,” said Police Chief Tim Sabransky. “An alert officer, excellent crime processing, good investigative skills and the ability to ‘connect the dots' led to this arrest.”

Lee is accused of stealing more than $200 from the school in the overnight hours of Feb. 5, police say. 

Lee was also charged with several drug violations by Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies who assisted in the search warrant.

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