Mother of two catches burglary suspect in the act

Joshua Saylor arrested for home invasion in Preble County. (Photo/Preble County Sheriff's Office)
Joshua Saylor arrested for home invasion in Preble County. (Photo/Preble County Sheriff's Office)

NEW WESTVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – It took officers from seven departments and three police dogs to find a home invasion suspect in Preble County.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 5000 block of Westville Road just after 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

A woman who was at home with her two small children told officers she caught a man burglarizing her home.

Deputies say he got away with two loaded handguns, jewelry and ammunition.

The sheriff’s office then received several calls from residents who saw the man wandering through yards.

Officers and K9 units from New Paris, Lewisburg, Eaton, Camden, Richmond, Preble County and Wayne County helped find Joshua Saylor, 32, of New Paris, a couple of hours later in a wooded area along West Eaton Road.

They believe he might be responsible for several recent break-ins in the New Paris and Eldorado areas.

Saylor is in the Wayne County Jail awaiting formal charges.

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