“We have identified a suspect and we are in the process of trying to find him,” Police Chief Craig Bucheit told the Journal-News Thursday.
A warrant for the arrest of Matthew Rhymer, 22, on the charge of misdemeanor arson has been issued by Hamilton police, according to Bucheit. Anyone with information about Rhymer’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 513-868-5811.
The chief said detectives are also continuing to investigate the break-in early Sunday at The Almond Sister bakery at 224 High St. Sometime before 6 a.m. someone used a brick to shatter the plate glass window, take the cash register and leave a trail of coins in the alley, according to owner Jenni Hubbard.
Hamilton police took the cash register to determine if there were any usable fingerprints.
Friends, customers and other business owners came out to see how they could help, bringing their support and opening up their wallets.
Brad Baker, a friend of Hubbard’s, set up a GoFundMe account. In addition, Baker is hosted a fundraiser at his new Pinball Garage business, 113 N. Third St., to help the bakery.