Vores Welding Theft

Vores Welding Theft - 4/5/2013

On 04-05-2013at approx. 1408 hours a deputy responded to Vore's Welding and Steel, 3234 SR 49, Ft. Recovery in regards to a theft.  Upon arrival the deputy was advised that someone had entered a tool trailer at that location and stole (1) DeWalt Cordless Impact Wrench and (2) DeWalt Cordless Drills.  The deputy was advised that the incident occurred sometime between 1730 hours on 04-04-2013 and 0900 hours on 04-05-2013.  Anyone with additional information or leads should contact Sgt. Jay Wehrkamp.







Court House Security

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of security at the Mercer County Courthouse. The Court Security Division ensures the safety and security of the court buildings and of the people who appear and work in them. Court security facilitates and maximizes the efficiency of all judicial and other courthouse functions.

The Court Security Division assists in delivery of in-custody defendants to and from the courthouse in a safe and secure manner. Deputies also provide general security for the courts.


Unsolved Crimes

·         On 6/27/14, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a parked vehicle at a Highland Park residence having been entered overnight and a firearm stolen from inside the vehicle.  Taken was a Glock model 30 Subcompact 45 caliber pistol with a 10 round magazine. The pistol had a black finish, 3.77" barrel, and standard sights.  This incident occurred sometime between the hours of 11:00 PM June 26th and 5:00 AM June 27th.



·         On 7/12/14, the Mercer County Sheriff’ Office received a complaint that a Franklin Twp residence had been entered while the occupant was away.  Taken from the home were a Sony Play Station 3 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab3 tablet, white in color.  It is believed this incident took place between July 11th at 4:00 PM and 4:00 AM July 12th.



·         On 07/28/14, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office responded to the parking lot owned by Jefferson Township in the 4600 Block of Nicholson Dr., Celina, Ohio in regards to a theft offense.  Upon arrival the deputy met with a male who indicated that he had been staying with his family at a nearby vacation rental.  He reported that sometime between 9:30 PM on July 27th and 11:30 AM on July 28th someone entered his unlocked vehicle, a black 2006 Dodge Charger.  Taken from inside the vehicle was a 9MM Ruger semi-automatic handgun, a loaded handgun magazine, a Kindle Fire HD tablet, a Garmin GPS and some loose change.



·         On 7/31/14, a deputy from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Jefferson Twp for a report that the home was entered and items stolen. The items that were missing were two Casio watches, a checkbook containing blank checks, 3 bottles of cologne, 2 pocket knives, a child’s piggy bank containing $18, $700 cash, a glass cup containing keys and change. Also missing from the roommates room was a black Apple iPod with a cracked screen, one wireless PS3 controller, multiple PS3 games and $155 cash.



·         On 8/11/14 deputies responded to the area of State Route 219 and Windy Point Rd in reference to a theft of a trailer.  The stolen trailer is a 2014 Sure-Trac with a tilt bed.  It is 22 feet long, black in color and had white wheels. The trailer has Ohio license plates, TQE 3822.  The trailer was last seen on August 1st at 8:30 PM and found missing on August 11th at 7:00 PM. 


If you have any information on these cases, you are asked to please contact the Detectives Division of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office by calling the Tip Line at 567-890-8477.  Or leave anonymous tip here.


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Reserve Deputies assist the Sheriff's Office with a variety of operations. These Deputies are peace officer certified in the State of Ohio and are required to meet all training and certification mandates. The Deputies assist the Sheriff by working with each division of the Sheriff's Office. Reserve Deputies also assist with traffic control at parades and provides security at local events.  In addition, they may be called upon to assist with searches and investigations.
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