Suspect charged in Loveland Middle School burglary
Posted Monday, February 23, 2015
The Loveland Police Department released information Monday, Feb. 23, that charges have been filed in connection with the burglary that occurred at Loveland Middle School (LMS). Timothy S. Lee, 27 years old of Mason Way Court, was charged with one count of burglary, a second degree felony.
According to the Loveland Police Department, just after midnight on Thursday Feb. 20, Sergeant Corbett observed Lee walk into the Speedway station on Loveland Madeira Road wearing a jacket that look very similar to the one seen in the video from the school. This information was passed along to Detective Moster.
Detective Moster was able to secure a search warrant and recovered the jacket and other evidence from Mr. Lee’s residence. Lee was subsequently charged with the burglary. He was also charged with several drug violations by Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies who assisted in the search warrant.
“This is a case of good old police work and keen observational skills,” said Police Chief Tim Sabransky. “An alert officer, excellent crime processing, good investigative skills and the ability to ‘connect the dots’ led to this arrest.”
“We are grateful for the diligent efforts of our Loveland Police Department,” said Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker. “The Tiger Family understands how valuable the partnership is between the district and the police in keeping our students and staff safe, and we know we are in excellent hands with this team of dedicated professionals.”