Miami County trailer thief apprehended

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MIAMI COUNTY – Miami County Sheriff’s deputies took a theft report involving a 24-foot enclosed trailer last fall from a business in Union Township. The trailer was later recovered disabled and abandoned.

Evidence recovered from the business break-in and from the trailer identified one of the suspects as Elijah Peeling (32) of Beavercreek. Peeling was arrested without incident and incarcerated at the Miami County jail. Peeling was charged with breaking and entering and theft. Additional charges against another suspect will be forthcoming.

There has been an uptick in trailer thefts in the southern part of the county. Residents are encouraged to secure all trailers and utilize outdoor lighting to deter thefts. Patrols have increased in the affected areas.