An Ohio man was arrested on burglary charges Sunday afternoon after he was allegedly caught on camera stealing from a Paris vending machine.
Oren Gene Gamble, 40, of Ashtabula, was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools by Paris Patrolman Brandon Steele.
According to Steele’s report, officers were called to Take Me Back Café, 302 W. Wood St., after someone was observed taking something from the soda machine.
The owner said surveillance cameras showed someone getting out of a maroon SUV, opening the soda machine, and putting something inside the vehicle. He later located a vehicle matching the SUV parked at a Paris motel.
A check of the vehicle’s license tags showed the vehicle belonged to Gamble, whom officers learned was renting a room at the motel.
After Gamble opened the door and was identified as the subject in the video, he was arrested by officers and taken to the Henry County jail.
A search of Gamble’s room revealed two bank bags — one containing $299.50 in coins, and the other containing $632 in bills.
Inside the SUV, officers found two sets of vending machine keys, along with a box of locksmith tools, a pry bar, a stack of one-dollar bill bank bands, two lockpicking tools and nine bank bags.
Gamble’s bond was set at $15,000.
He was scheduled to appear today in Henry County General Sessions Court.
In other incidents:
• A television set was apparently stolen in mid-April while being delivered to a home in the Buchanan Resort area.
According to the report taken Friday by Henry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Blake Jenkins, the victims said they ordered the 65-inch television from an area retailer.
After time passed and the television did not arrive, the victims said they contacted the retailer, who told them the television had been delivered to their home on April 15.
The $1,000 television was signed for by someone named Furtes. The victims said they did not know anyone by that name.
• A Paris man was arrested on an aggravated burglary charge Friday afternoon in Paris.
Jacob B. Henson, 27, 148 Jackson Drive was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. on Travis Road by Sheriff’s Deputy Dalton Watson.
Henson’s bond was set at $6,000. He was scheduled to appear today in Henry County General Sessions Court.