Man accused of stealing from Erlanger garage arrested during traffic stop

Man accused of stealing from Erlanger garage arrested during traffic stop
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ERLANGER, Ky. (FOX19) - Erlanger police say a man was arrested during a traffic stop after he reportedly took several items from a garage early Friday morning.

According to police, the man was seen getting into a dark-colored vehicle leaving the area.

They stopped a vehicle matching the description leaving the Sherbourne neighborhood.

Police say they found a large number of items that had been taken not only from the garage but several unlocked vehicles.

39-year-old Joshua Hemsath was arrested and charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.

Erlanger police say the investigation into this incident and other similar incidents is ongoing.

“The Erlanger Police Department wants to thank the observant neighbor that saw something suspicious and called 911. It is also encouraged to check your garage doors and your vehicles to ensure they are closed and locked at night,” they said in a news release.

The police ask if you live in the area and have home security footage of the individual to contact Detective Norm Lyle at 859-652-3738.

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