Officers Brandon Laffin and Wayne Dutle were patrolling the Fort Thomas streets in tandem, looking for potential burglars, when they saw a car idling on the street. They made a stop and found David Holt, 33 from Price Hill, in the car with stolen merchandise that included computers, iPads and stolen money.
They charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication (excludes alcohol) and receiving stolen property over $10,000.
Later, officers found Paul Fraley, 34 also from Price Hill, and also charged him with receiving stolen property.
Those charges are Class C felonies, which can carry 5-10 year sentences.
Fort Thomas has seen a rash of car break-ins over the last several years and according to Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford, nearly all of them have involved vehicles that were unlocked.
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"These two officers were specifically detailed to look for subjects who may be breaking into our citizens' cars. We have been getting hit hard in recent years," he said. "Both of these subjects admitted to breaking into cars. This was great police work by our guys."
Whitford said a search of the vehicle led to the return of items totaling approximately $12-15,000 dollars.
"We are asking Fort Thomas residents that live on Highland Avenue between the intersection of Fort Thomas Avenue to the 600 block to call us if you had your car gone through the morning of Thursday, September 21. We have your items and we want to get them back to you," he said.
You can reach Fort Thomas Police and Lt. Rich Whitford at 859-441-6562.
Holt and Fraley were booked into Campbell County Detention Center this morning and are being held on a $1,500 cash bond.
|Paul Fraley. CCDC.|
|David Holt. CCDC.|