Four Arrested After Stealing, Crashing Car On Harlan Road

  • 7/11/2019 3:11:35 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, OH - Deputies of the Richland County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of Harlan Road and Peterson Road in Mifflin Township around 5:00 AM Thursday after being alerted to a crashed vehicle in the area. Deputies had been called to the same area the previous day after a "suspicious vehicle" was reported driving around the area.

When deputies arrived at the crash site, a second vehicle was seen parked in the middle of the roadway near the crashed car. As deputies approached, the second car fled, but deputies were able to follow it and stop the vehicle on Crimson Road. Four occupants were inside the vehicle.

The registratration for the crashed vehicle returned to an address on Harlan Road, where deputies ascertained that the residents at that address were on vacation and were not home at the time. Upon further investigation, deputies found that the residence had been broken into, with various items removed from the home, including a safe that was found outside. The vehicle found crashed in the ditch near the residence belonged to the owners of the home that was burglarized.

Detectives connected evidence from the second vehicle to the break-in on Harlan Road, linking the four occupants of the vehicle to the burglary. The four were arrested, charged, and transported to various jail facilities. 38-year-old Gino Antonio Brooks, of Columbus, OH and 19-year-old Shamir Hillard Brown, of Mansfield, were taken to the Richland County Jail. The other two occupants of the car, both juveniles, were taken to the Richland County Juvenile Detention Center.

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