Police have arrested a suspect accused of breaking into homes around Buckeye Circle in South Columbus, near Groveport.
Tabbitha Young was sleeping soundly when a man crept through her window and got away with several electronics, including a PlayStation and a tablet.
A person in the area had already contacted authorities and Franklin County deputies arrived at the scene.
Investigators found footprints in the snow that belonged to the suspect. With the help of tracking dogs, deputies were able to find the man and make an arrest.
Residents around the Buckeye Circle area are still on edge. They have been reaching out to Tabbitha and other burglary victims.
“She’s really scared. She was crying this morning. She’s got four kids, so she was really more terrified for their safety than anything. The door was wide open. She came down to the cops already in her apartment and the kids were terrified,” said Jerri Young.
Tabbitha Young says she heard officers call upstairs to ask if everything was OK.
“'I whipped the covers off the bed and ran downstairs. Panic set in right away. I check on the kids - 1, 2, 3, 4. I didn't even bother to see if anything was honestly gone,” said Tabbitha.
Deputies have not yet released the name of the person taken into custody.
Last week, at least three people in the same community reported items were stolen from someone who forced his way into their house.
Investigators now trying to determine if the crimes are all related to the suspect they now have in custody.
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