Two suspects were caught breaking into a construction trailer at Prescott Pike early morning 06/01/2017 while armed with a stolen handgun. The stolen handgun was a 9mm Smith & Wesson MP Shield reported stolen in Wayne County by its rightful owner. The loaded gun was found by officers checking the construction site off of Sanctuary View Drive at approximately 2:30 a.m. where the two suspects were located inside a pickup truck. An investigation determined the two men broke into a storage trailer on the site, stealing several tools and miscellaneous pieces of equipment.
Tallmadge police are assisting Brimfield police in the investigation after additional tools and equipment suspected to have been stolen were found at a Tallmadge residence of one of the suspects. The departments are working together to link the suspected stolen property to its rightful owners, and additional charges are possible as the case progresses and once it is presented to a grand jury.