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Portage County man arrested for multiple thefts

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 17:30:35-05

The Portage County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of several thefts. 

While deputies were following up on multiple theft, breaking and entering, and burglary cases in the southwestern portion on Portage County, they were able to develop a suspect. 

Further follow-up by detectives and lab testing identified a man who detectives allege was involved in at least eight cases, according to a news release from the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives started watching Keith Adams, 33, and observed him driving under suspension, the release states. Detectives arrested him on Oct. 31 and charged him with driving under suspension and possessing methamphetamine. 

Adams was indicted on Nov. 8 for driving under suspension, aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, aggravated possession of drugs, possessing criminal tools, burglary and two counts of theft from the elderly from a business in the 1200 block of Waterloo Road, according to the sheriff's office.

Officials said Adams was indicted again on Nov. 15 for theft from the elderly from a home in the 1500 block of Miller Road, a theft from Lowes in Brimfield Township, four counts of breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering from Suffield Lions Club and Suffield Elementary, and two counts of residential burglary from a home on Southeast Avenue. 

According to authorities, Adams was indicted for a third time by sheriff's deputies for breaking and entering a home on Carriage House Drive, a residential burglary on Waterloo Road, a burglary, three counts of breaking and entering and grand theft of a firearm from a different home on Waterloo Road. 

Adams remains in custody at the Portage County Jail, waiting for further court appearances. 

His father, Thomas Adams, has been charged with receiving stolen property, the release states. He is out on bond.