Constable: Break-ins stop after man indicted

FRANKLIN SQUARE – Salem Township Constable Dan Valentine said a string of burglaries in the township have stopped.

Valentine said Adam L. Lodge, was indicted by the county grand jury earlier this month and picked up by deputies, and since then burglary activity has ceased.

Lodge, 22, whose last known address is West Main Street, Leetonia, is charged with three counts of burglary.

He allegedly broke into the home of Jerry Reed, state Route 558, Leetonia, three times. The charges are each third degree felonies and carry up to five years prison time on each count.

Valentine said Lodge, who has some sort of relationship to Reed, was charged with breaking into his home in the Breezeway Mobile Manner on Nov. 4, 7 and 12. A 12-gauge shotgun was taken during the last incident.

During questioning, Valentine said Lodge confessed to breaking into the residence.

According to county court records Lodge was also been found guilty of assault and theft and was on two years probation after pleading no contest to obstructing official business.