FBI helps arrest registered sex offender wanted for breaking into area schools after hours

EUCLID, Ohio - A registered sex offender was apprehended in Euclid Tuesday morning after police said he broke into several area schools during the night-time hours.

Jon Charles Titter, 38, was taken into custody at his home in Euclid at about 9 a.m., according to Chief Michael Cannon of the Hunting Valley Police Department.

He was charged with a felony count of breaking and entering, according to court documents.

Titter was arrested after a joint venture of Shaker Heights police, Gates Mills police, Hunting Valley police and the FBI Cleveland office, Chief Cannon said. Tips stemming from an earlier news release to the public were "invaluable" in helping to identify Titter as the person of interest in the case, Chief Cannon added.

Titter is a registered sex offer in Ohio after being convicted of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material in 2004, according to state records. He was released from prison in 2008.

Gates Mills police, Hunting Valley police and Shaker Heights police were investigating the separate, but related, incidents at schools in their respective jurisdictions, according to a news release from Gates Mills police. Titter reportedly entered the schools without authorization in the night-time hours.

Gate Mills police released several images of the suspect, including an image that showed him with a bun-style haircut, and another image showing him in a newer-model dark-colored BMW or Mercedes SUV.

Titter is being held at Shaker Heights Jail in lieu of a $750,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 29.

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