Osborne charged in several burglary cases
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Cleveland Police detectives have arrested a man and charged him on multiple counts of aggravated burglary and theft.

Demetrius Osborne, 22, was arrested and taken to the Bradley County Jail after detectives began three burglary investigations.

According to detectives Steve Ross and Matt Jenkins, an unsecured door at a Park Avenue residence allegedly allowed Osborne easy access to take a television and Sony PlayStation 3.

Another burglary at a 15th Street apartment reportedly netted Osborne a computer and cell phone.

Jenkins said evidence was collected at the scene.

According to Jenkins, the alleged perpetrator cut himself when he broke a window to gain entry.

At a Valley Hills Drive residence, the perpetrator once again broke a window to gain entry and allegedly take over $3,000 jewelry.

As Ross and Jenkins continued their investigations, they learned Osborne allegedly pawned items.

All of the items taken from the three burglary victims have been recovered.

According to Jenkins, investigation is continuing and other burglaries in the area may also be tied to Osborne.

- While an Old Harrison Pike resident slept, someone reportedly entered his apartment and took a number of items.

According to a report filed by deputy Yvonne May, Doug Heming contacted the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office after making the discovery.

Heming said all of his doors were locked when he went to bed but when he got up the next morning, he noticed a window blind had been disturbed and the window was open.

The door was also unlocked, according to the report.

A 40-inch Sony television, a Nintendo Wii system and games and a wooden baseball bat were reported missing from the apartment.

A neighbor reported two men had approached Heming’s apartment the night before and asked her if he was home.

The neighbor described the men as having tattoos on their arms and necks.

She reportedly told them Heming was not home and they walked away.

Detectives with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the residence to collect evidence.

Heming estimated his loss at $760.

Investigation is continuing.