LIMA — Investigators were looking into a series of home burglaries northeast and east of the city.As many as 10 homes in the past month have been broken into, including a home on Lutz Road where the burglars brought a cutting torch to try without success to get into a safe, said Lt. Clyde Breitigan of the Sheriff's Office.While the Sheriff's Office has no suspects, Breitigan said some of the burglaries may have been performed by the same person or people.“I don't think they're professional thieves,” he said.There is no pattern to the burglaries other than most were occurring in the early evening. The houses hit appeared to be at random with the exception of the one with the cutting torch, Breitigan said.“It doesn't look like anybody is targeting specific people,” he said.The homes have all been in rural locations, somewhat close to the road. None has been hidden in the woods or in a remote location, Breitigan said.Burglars are going after the main staples of the trade: money, jewelry and guns. They also grab electronic items such as laptop computers, he said.Anyone who notices a suspicious vehicle or people at a home or in an area or has information on the crimes can call the Sheriff's Office at 419-227-3535.
Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.