Updated Wed, Oct 9, 2013 1:52 pm
Charges have been filed against a 23-year-old man who allegedly admitted to Logan Police that he broke into several area businesses.
Kenneth E. Linscott Jr., of High Street, Logan, has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.
Shane Barbini, co-owner of Hocking Valley Canoe Livery, reported to the Logan Police Department that someone broke into the canoe livery on Chieftain Drive and damaged the cash register and stole approximately $300 in cash.
Upon reviewing the surveillance video, Linscott was observed inside the business on Sept. 25 after it closed for the day. Linscott reportedly told police officers that he entered the building through a window on the side of the building and broke open the register using his knife.
Linscott allegedly took the money and cash drawer from the store and threw the drawer into the woods. The cash drawer, a pair of gardening scissors, and several rolls of coins were recovered from the wooded area where Linscott directed officers. Approximately $60 in cash was allegedly recovered from Linscott.
The cost to replace the cash register is approximately $500.
In addition to a break-in at the Hocking Valley Canoe Livery break-in, Linscott also allegedly admitted to breaking into the Hocking Valley Feed on West Main Street and the Columbus Washboard Company located on Gallagher Avenue.
Nothing was reported missing from the washboard company, but Linscott allegedly took a Carhart jacket and $223 in cash from the feed mill. The jacket was allegedly recovered by officers from Linscott’s residence.
Linscott has been placed on house arrest and additional charges are possible.