2 charged in car break-in case in Springboro

Michael Difatta, 22, faces two counts of receiving stolen property in Warren County Court.

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Michael Difatta, 22, faces two counts of receiving stolen property in Warren County Court.

Police have arrested two men suspected in a series of car break-ins in Springboro.

Devon Spencer, 21, and Michael Difatta, 22, are both in the Warren County Jail, held without bond on charges of receiving stolen property.

Spencer and Difatta are accused in multiple car break-ins on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5.

The two are accused of stealing GPS units, women’s purses, credit cards, gift cards, clothing, knives, a laptop, cell phones, CDs and movies, identification, wallets and other personal property from cars parked outside on the east side of Springboro.

The property was recovered from an apartment at 65 Edgewood Ave.in Springboro.

On Saturday, police pulled over a vehicle and identified possible stolen property and Difatta and Spencer. The investigation led to the apartment where Difatta and Spencer were staying and storing the alleged stolen property, Detective Nathan Anderkin said.

“Both suspects are cooperating with the investigation and have confessed to numerous thefts from vehicles in Springboro. The suspects walked throughout neighborhoods during the overnight hours and entered unlocked vehicles on the road and in driveways and removed valuables,” according to a press release.

Police indicated they had recovered all the stolen property, but returning it to the owners “will take some time,” Anderkin said in the release.

“The Springboro Division of Police believe a number of people have not reported thefts to the police department because they do not feel property was taken or that the property would not be recovered,” the release said.

“If anyone feels their vehicle was entered and items stolen and they have not reported the incident, we are encouraging them to do so as soon as possible,” the report said. “As a reminder, the Springboro Division of Police continues to encourage all valuables be removed from vehicles and to ensure vehicles are locked at all times.”

To claim property or report a break-in, call 937-748-0611.