Grandview Heights police have charged two siblings with felony counts of burglary.
Jessie and Trina Bumgardner, both of 123 N. Burgess Ave., Columbus, were arrested Sept. 8 after being found in possession of items that had been stolen in a burglary that occurred earlier that morning at a residence in the 1300 block of Inglis Avenue.
Both suspects are 18 years old. Jessie Bumgardner will turn 19 Sept. 20 and Trina's birthday was Sept. 5.
The two are being held in the Franklin County jail, officer Janna Cohill said.
At 4:20 a.m. Sept. 8, officers reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Inglis and Hope Avenue.
Because several burglaries and break-ins had been reported in the community, officers conducted a canvass of the area.
They found a door at the Inglis Avenue home was standing open and determined a burglary had occurred. Items that resembled those that had been stolen from the residence were seen inside the vehicle, police reports said.
A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and evidence linked to the burglary was found, Cohill said.
While officers were searching the area, they received a report that two people were seen in the back yard of a residence in the 1300 block of Mulford Avenue. The two people, identified as the the Bumgardners, were found and detained a few minutes later.
The siblings were found in possession of items stolen from the Inglis Avenue home, police said. They were arrested and taken to police headquarters for questioning. They were later charged with the burglary.
Jessie Bumgardner is also a suspect in a burglary that occurred overnight Sept. 4 at a residence in the 1100 block of Willard Avenue..
Officers responded about 9:20 a.m. Sept. 5 to the Willard Avenue home, where the victims reported several items, including a video game system, DVDs, a laptop computer, tablet, television and a purse and wallet had been stolen. A vehicle parked behind the residence was also stolen.
According to police, Jessie Bumgardner was able to evade officers who observed him driving the stolen vehicle.
Police are continuing their investigation into other burglaries and break-ins.
On Sept. 5, a resident in the 1300 block of Inglis Avenue reported two garden tillers, a lawn mower, a compressor and a power washer were stolen from his garage.
A resident in the 1400 block of Arlington Avenue told police Sept. 4 four pairs of shoes, a sound bar, a video game system, a vaping device and liquid were stolen overnight from his home.
On Sept. 3, officers responded to a home in the 1300 block of Inglis Avenue where four bicycles, a drill, a weed trimmer, a lawn edger, several bicycle and motorcycle helmets and windowpanes were stolen from the garage.
On Sept. 1, a resident in the 1400 block of Mulford Road told police three bicycles and a pressure washer were taken from his garage. The theft occurred between noon Aug. 31 and 1:40 p.m. Sept. 1 while he was away.
"We are looking at a group of other people who may have been involved," Cohill said.