Grandview Heights police have charged two siblings with felony counts of burglary.
Jessie and Trina Bumgardner, both 18 and from the same address on North Burgess Avenue in Columbus, were arrested Sept. 8 after being found in possession of items that reportedly were stolen in a burglary earlier that day at a home in the 1300 block of Inglis Avenue in Grandview.
About 4:20 a.m. Sept. 8, Grandview police officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Inglis and Hope avenues, reports said.
Because at least eight burglaries and break-ins have occurred since Aug. 30 in Grandview, officers conducted a canvass of the area, according to reports.
They found a door at the Inglis Avenue home was standing open and determined a burglary had occurred. Items resembling those that had been stolen from the residence were observed inside the vehicle, police said.
According to police, a search warrant is being executed on the vehicle to look for more evidence.
While they were conducting their search of the area, officers received a report that two people were seen in the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Mulford Avenue. The two suspects -- the Bumgardners -- were found and detained a few minutes later, reports said.
The siblings reportedly were found in possession of items stolen from the Inglis Avenue home. They were arrested and taken to police headquarters for questioning, then charged with burglary.
Jessie Bumgardner also is a suspect in a burglary that occurred Sept. 4 or 5 at a home in the 1100 block of Willard Avenue.
Officers responded about 9:20 a.m. Sept. 5 to that addres, where the victims reported several items, including a video-game console, DVDs, a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a television, a purse and a wallet had been stolen. A vehicle parked behind the residence also was stolen.
Jessie Bumgardner was able to evade officers who observed him driving the stolen vehicle, according to police reports.
The suspects were taken to the Franklin County jail after their arrest.
Police are continuing their investigation of other suspects believed to have been involved in the recent burglaries and break-ins.
Anyone who believes they were a victim of any of those crimes or have any other information is asked to call Grandview police at 614-488-7901.