Police dog sniffs out copper theft suspect

Scott Schiessler (left), Michael Jenkins (right), accused of breaking and entering in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Scott Schiessler (left), Michael Jenkins (right), accused of breaking and entering in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton police K9 sniffed out a copper theft suspect at a soap company.

According to police reports, the owner of Hewitt Soap Company told officers he thought he heard someone roaming around the Linden Avenue property late Tuesday night.

Police officers tried to call the suspect out, but when he didn’t comply, they sent in Thor.

The report goes on to say Thor found the suspect hiding on the third floor. Officers reported finding a bag of suspicious tools and some copper nearby.

Scott Schiessler, 50, was arrested. Another man, Michael Jenkins, 31, was also found on the property.

Both men are now charged with breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools.

They are being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

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