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UPDATE - 2 arrested in stolen military Humvee case

Vehicle taken from Stow armory

By DAVE O'BRIEN Staff Writer Published: June 3, 2017 4:00 AM

Two Trumbull County men have been arrested in the March theft of a military Humvee from the Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and FBI agents on Friday arrested 22-year-lds Daniel Thompson of Girard and Austin Bollinger of Masury on federal criminal indictments filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, charging them with theft of property belonging to the United States.

Bollinger faces one count each of theft of government property and receiving stolen government property, while Thompson faces one count of receiving stolen government property, according to Acting U.S. Attorney David Sierleja of the Northern District of Ohio.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional arrests and charges are forthcoming, the highway patrol said.

Troopers and the FBI investigated after the Humvee was discovered stolen from the National Guard facility at 4630 Allen Road in Stow sometime between March 17 and March 18. The suspects allegedly cut through a chain link fence, disabled the lock on the vehicle and drove it out of the armory.

The investigation led troopers and agents to a vacant residence in Brookfield in Trumbull County, east of Portage County, where the Humvee was found in the garage on March 24.

Authorities said the vehicle was found partially disassembled at the time of its recovery. Bollinger allegedly intended to convert the vehicle for his own use, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.


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