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Deputies ask for help identifying thieves

Arrests are up in Clark County and crime down, but sheriff’s office officials say they still need the public’s help to solve some open cases.

Overall the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has made 501 arrests as of this March 31, compared to 359 arrests during the same period last year. Calls for burglaries and break-ins — one of the top criminal calls for deputies — are down about 16 percent compared to last year, Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said.

Detective Dave Perks said he could use the public’s help identifying a suspect in a burglary case from March 30.

Thieves cut the fence and entered the locked lot at Todd Fisher’s Body Shop, 3390 W. National Road. Detectives believe two men removed several car batteries, radiators, tires, rims and other scrap metal, valued at more than $1,000. One of the men tried to dismantle the company’s surveillance camera, but not before it captured an image of his face.

Business owner Todd Fisher said he paid to replace what was stolen and fix the cameras that were damaged.

“We just have to make it up and eat it up and go on,” he said. “You can’t let all that stuff bother you. You just got to go on and hopefully they will be found and prosecuted.”

The sheriff’s office is hoping more eyes on the suspect can help them identify who’s behind the break-in.

“We’ve been really busy but with the help of the public we’ve been able to make arrests in this type of case,” Perks said. “Anyone who recognizes this man I would ask to call us.”

To report information, contact the sheriff’s office at 937-328-2560.

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