Batavia Township resident indicted

December 9th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: News

Stiger facing 21 charges for break-ins

The Grand Jury has indicted a Batavia Township man on 21 separate charges related to a string of break-ins in Batavia Township between October and the first week of November.

Roger Stiger, 20, of Amelia Olive Branch Road has been indicted on four counts of burglary, 12 counts of breaking and entering, and five counts of theft.

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said a number of subdivisions in Batavia Township had reported a significant increase in break-ins in vehicles and garages and theft of property including GPS units, cell phones, power tools, and hand tools at an estimated value of more than $32,000. No property has been recovered at this time.

The Sheriff said an alert citizen reported a suspicious person in a vehicle at Crown Station Apartments during the morning of Nov. 13. When deputies arrived the suspect, later identified as Stiger, fled on foot. Stiger was taken into custody for theft of property from a vehicle.

His arrest launched a larger investigation into Stiger’s activities by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section.

Stiger remains incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail. Rodenberg said the investigation is ongoing and more suspects may be charged.

“This arrest will clear up most of the recent reports in Batavia Township,” Rodenberg said. “Investigators will review reports from surrounding townships to see if there are additional cases in which Roger Stiger may have been involved.”

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