Authorities arrest trio suspected in burglaries


A trio believed to be responsible for several recent burglaries in Delaware County was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Beau Lutz, 26, Kristin Clifford, 24, and Joshua Devoe, 29, all of Columbus, were arrested in connection with several county burglaries in recent weeks. The trio were being booked into the Delaware County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

Police scanner traffic Wednesday afternoon indicated that police were tracking a vehicle with individuals they suspected were burglars. Police were hoping to catch the suspected burglars in the act, according to scanner traffic.

At about 3 p.m. police reported they were pulling over a vehicle as it left the scene of a burglarized home on 3 Bs & K Road in Berkshire Township.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday afternoon that three people were in the car — two men and a woman. When the car was pulled over, two of the suspects remained in the car while a third ran. At the sight of police dogs, the third suspect reportedly surrendered and was taken into custody.

The sheriff’s office reported in June that police were looking for a white Honda Accord that had been seen “perusing neighborhoods” in Harlem and Trenton townships and believed to be connected to recent burglaries. Deputies said one of the occupants of the car would go to a home and tell the resident a lie about being directed to the home by GPS, or lie and say they were looking for someone.

Earlier Wednesday, Genoa Township police had reposted a Sheriff’s Office warning about the burglars on Facebook. Sheriff Russell Martin said he and his staff were grateful for tips, calls, Facebook shares and comments.

Several homes are believed to have been burglarized by the individuals in the Accord, according to authorities. Authorities said the suspects would go to homes during the day and steal items.