Deputies: Bradford man arrested following dirt bike, mail theft

Brian Mader (Miami County Jail).
Brian Mader (Miami County Jail).

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – A  Bradford man is behind bars after he’s accused of attempting to steal a dirtbike and mail.

Miami County Deputies were dispatched to the area of Fenner and Wilson Roads on the report of a theft in progress. A resident reported that they saw a man place a dirtbike in the back of a truck, and that the resident had placed it at the end of the driveway as it was for sale, according to a press release from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrived and began to follow the suspect, later identified as Brian C. Mader, 32, of Bradford. When deputies caught up with Mader, he told deputies that he had ingested a quantity of cocaine and heroin during the pursuit. A medic was called for Mader who was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies also located several pieces of mail — believed to be stolen from northwestern Miami County mailboxes. Deputies have taken several thefts of mail the past week in and around the Newberry Township area, according to the release.

Once Mader is released from the hospital, he will be transported to the Miami County Jail on 2 counts of felony drug abuse, theft, criminal trespassing, and felony failure to comply with a law enforcement officer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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