Powell Police arrest burglary suspect

(POWELL, Ohio)–March 25, 2017–The Powell Police Department was dispatched on a report of a burglary in progress at approximately 3:22 a.m. Saturday, March 25 on Francine Lane.

A neighbor observed two men taking property from the garage and called 9-1-1. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate the suspects. They began searching the area on foot and located the suspect’s vehicle and observed a set of Titleist golf clubs.

Powell Police set up a search perimeter and contacted the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol for assistance.

Officers and deputies located one of the suspects on the back porch of a home and placed the suspect into custody. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Thomas Rothwell of Grove City. He remains in the Delaware County Jail.

It appears the other suspect got away from the scene. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Powell Police Department at (614) 885-3374.