Breaking and Entering at the Wellington Implement
On Friday, Aug 11, 2023, at 2:06 a.m. the Sheriff's Office was alerted to a Breaking and Entering at the Wellington Implement on US RT 42, Ashland Ohio. When deputies arrived, they observed a truck and trailer loaded with equipment and an individual behind the trailer. The deputy got out of his cruiser and the individual took off. He also observed a mower on the trailer ramp running with a screwdriver in the ignition. The trailer also had several side by sides and zero turns loaded.
While checking the property, they found that a side by side had also been tampered with. Upon further investigation, deputies learned that both truck and trailer were stolen from businesses in Ashland.
The property was secured by the Ashland Police Department as the search for suspects started. The Drone Team arrived and began a search. They located a male in the ditch along US RT42 and he was taken into custody. He was identified as Jordan Tracy of Columbus Ohio.
As the search continued, a 2nd suspect was found, Christopher Tracey, of Columbus Ohio.
The investigation revealed a total of four suspects.
During a search of the business, it was found that several zero turns and side by side's had been damaged.
All items were recovered and returned to all three businesses.
Chief Deputy David Blake