Woman arrested after Licking County concession stand break-in


A woman is arrested after the Licking County Sheriff's office said she broke into a Licking County concession stand.

Kyle Humbert, President of Licking Heights Youth Association, said two people used a crowbar to break into the Jersey Township concession stand.

The break-in happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and surveillance cameras caught a man and a woman opening cupboards and even checking the refrigerator.

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Within a matter of minutes, hundreds of dollars’ worth of cleaning supplies, umpire gear and several brand-new Keurig coffee makers were stolen.

This is the fourth time crooks hit the concession stand. Within the last year, Humbert says thieves stole around $2,000 worth of goods.

“They stole hamburgers, hotdogs, sunflower seeds, gum, pop, Gatorade — you name it, they took it,” Humbert said. “This organization is for the kids and the program is for the kids and we shouldn’t have to go through something like this.”

The sheriff's office said 21-year-old Samantha Bartimus was arrested on April 19 in connection to the break-in.

Detectives were able to retrieve some of the stolen items but are still searching for the man seen in the video.

If you have any information on the concession stand burglaries, you are asked to contact the Licking County Sheriff’s Office.