— Two men are jailed, facing several felony charges in connection to a rash of break-ins over the past two weeks in Troy.
Jordan Ferguson, 23, and James Oburn, 22, were arrested Monday afternoon at a Piqua hotel and booked into the Miami County Jail in the evening.
“They were a huge priority for us today,” Troy police Capt. Jeff Kunkleman said. “We believe that they knew we were in pursuit of them last week and continued to break into places all weekend.”
The latest in a long list of break-ins in Troy came on Monday morning at JJ’s Lunchbox, 7025 County Road 25A, where thieves hurled a cinder block through the window and made off with the cash register.
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Police have some surveillance video and are working to get more evidence from all of the places where break-ins were reported.
The suspects face numerous charges and are accused of breaking into Troy Schools’ transportation department as well as businesses including the Eastside Mini Mart, Splish Splash Auto Bath and a BP gas station.
“Troy City Schools B&Es are going to be three or four by themselves, because there were three or four different buildings broken into. They’re going to look at more than a half-dozen charges,” Kunkleman said.
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Troy and Piqua police departments worked together to arrest Ferguson and Oburn at a hotel in Piqua.
Troy police also are working with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office because they believe the pair may have broken into several businesses just outside of town.