Man indicted for theft, burglary

Warren also charged in Sept. burglaries

A Batavia Township man is facing a charge of grand theft of a firearm and eight additional charges in connection with a series of burglaries in eastern Batavia Township and Williamsburg Township.

Clyde Warren, 27, was indicted Wednesday, Feb. 23 on a fifth degree felony count of breaking and entering, a third degree felony count of theft of a firearm, four fifth degree felony counts of theft, and three first degree misdemeanor counts of theft. He has also been charged with forgery in the case.

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said his office received reports from nine citizens in January and the first week of February from Greenbriar Road and state Route 222 to Alexander Lane, Cain Run Road, and the Village of Williamsburg.

To date the only property recovered was one firearm. Missing items ranged from GPS units and phones, to power tools, hand tools and additional firearms. Rodenberg said the missing items are believed to have been sold. Total value for the stolen property has be set at over $7,000.

Rodenberg said Warren allegedly focused on vehicles and garages. Investigators are looking at theft and burglary reports in surrounding townships to evaluate the possibility of Warren’s involvement in additional cases.

Warren was previously indicted on one count of breaking and entering and one count of theft on Sept. 22, 2010 stemming from incidents reported on Aug. 17, 2010. Warren was not located and arrested to face those charges until Jan. 17.

Warren was being held in the Clermont County Jail on a $25,000 bond as of Monday. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Thursday, Feb. 24 and a public defender has been appointed.

He has not entered a plea in the September case and has waived his right to a speedy trial.