Englewood police recovered more than $170,000 worth of equipment stolen from the Miami Valley Quarry Technology Center earlier this month, the department said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday morning, Englewood detectives issued a search warrant for a single-family home and detached garage on the 200 block of Calumet Lane in Dayton, where they made the discovery.
According to police records, the thefts took place in the early hours of February 8. At 2:15 a.m., Englewood Police responded to a burglary alarm at the MVCTC located at 6800 Hoke Road. Brian James Lewis, 28, of Lewisburg, was arrested on the spot and subsequently charged with breaking, entering and receiving stolen property in connection with the thefts, according to a police report.
Lewis was imprisoned in the Montgomery County Jail but has since been released.
A second suspect, a 43-year-old Dayton man who has yet to be charged, is also named in the report. The suspect has not been named pending arraignment.
Items reported stolen included a Vizio Smart TV, an Amazon box full of items mailed to CTC, multiple toolboxes containing various tools, a Lincoln Electric welding machine, a Bacharach Fyright test kit, a Robinair charger, a Sony DVD player, a burning Bacharach. Kit, two heavy duty high vacuum pumps, Robinair thermistor vacuum gauge, 2 ton Pitsburg jack and stand, and several yellow jacketed gauges.
All items were found during a search on Wednesday.