Two suspects under investigation for a rash of burglaries in Grandview Heights were arrested Wednesday, July 11, on outstanding warrants related to one of the burglaries.
Jessie Bumgardner, 19, and Brandon Bumgardner, 16, both of Columbus, were arrested on second-degree felony charges of burglary.
A news release issued July 6 by Grandview police indicated the Bumgardners already had been charged, but officer Janna Cohill said July 11 the brothers had not been arrested but had open warrants for their arrest.
The brothers were taken into custody and put into the Franklin County Jail, she said.
Two other suspects were charged with burglary July 6. Those suspects, Charles Price, 22, and Sam Seagle, 18, both of Columbus, have been held in the Franklin County Jail since their arrest. They have been given bonds, Cohill said, but she was not able to confirm whether the pair were still in jail as of Wednesday afternoon.
The four suspects are believed to have been involved in a total of five burglaries that have been reported by residents, she said.
The burglaries occurred at homes in the 1200 and 1400 blocks of Mulford Road, the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Haines Avenue and the 1200 block of Hope Avenue.
A total of four vehicles were stolen in the burglaries, and all have been recovered, Cohill said. Some of the other items taken in the burglaries have also been recovered, she said.
The Hope Avenue burglary was reported July 9, and the robbery in the 1400 block of Mulford was reported July 10. The other incidents were reported July 3 and 5.
The Hope Avenue incident is believed to have occurred in the same timeframe as the earlier burglaries, Cohill said. The robbery in the 1400 block of Mulford occurred July 10.
Additional charges against the suspects are expected to be filed in the near future, she said.