Suspect in porch thefts in Carrage Hill subdivision in Liberty Twp. BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

‘Porch pirate’ suspect targeted by Butler County Sheriff with $1,000 reward arrested

Jacob Mitchell of Middletown was identified as the suspect after a total of $1,000 in reward money was offered on social media by Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

The sheriff’s office used social media to post pictures of suspect in a recent theft from a porch in Liberty Twp. The homeowner’s doorbell camera caught two photos of the suspect and the SUV he was allegedly driving.

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Sgt. Kim Peters said she could not disclose the identity of the person, but $1,000 was given to the person who turned in Mitchell and gave a location of his whereabouts.

Mitchell was video arraigned Wednesday and released on his own recognizance. He was ordered to stay away from residents were the thefts were allegedly committed.

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