GREEN: A 28-year-old man from the Youngstown area was arrested Saturday morning as a suspect in break-ins and thefts from as many as six vehicles in Green.
Timothy Hicks Jr. of Struthers was arrested about 7:30 a.m. when Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about thefts from cars that had taken place over a two-day period.
When the deputy arrived, he saw Hicks carrying a black backpack near the woods on Koons Road. Hicks ran into the woods when confronted, and the deputy pursued him on foot, according to the sheriff’s office.
During this time, other deputies were setting up a perimeter around the area.
Hicks was located after a 2½-mile foot pursuit. He was carrying property from the vehicles when he was apprehended, deputies said.
Hicks, who was absent without leave from Oriana House, was charged with theft and obstructing official business and transported to Summit County Jail.
He is also considered a suspect in numerous other burglaries in the city of Green, the sheriff’s office said Monday. Future charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.