Dickinson man arrested after theftsA 20-year-old Dickinson man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly stealing from residents’ yards and vehicles and scattering their property throughout the neighborhood before trying to hotwire a vehicle, according to the Dickinson Police Department.
A 20-year-old Dickinson man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly stealing from residents’ yards and vehicles and scattering their property throughout the neighborhood before trying to hotwire a vehicle, according to the Dickinson Police Department.
Devyn Forte allegedly knocked on the door of a residence on 15th Avenue West and asked to use the phone, said DPD Capt. Joe Cianni. The resident called police, who confronted Forte.
“They believe he was under the influence of a controlled substance of some sort and/or alcohol,” Cianni said.
Police also found he had broken into the resident’s vehicle that was parked in front of the home and had damaged the dash, Cianni said.
“Obviously he was trying to get the vehicle hotwired or started and was tearing up the dash to do it for some time before officers arrived,” Cianni said. “While the officers and investigators were investigating this, another resident came up and said there were some items found in his backyard that don’t belong to him.”
Cianni said Forte is accused of entering a backyard, another vehicle and a shed and stealing numerous items that ranged from CDs and a vehicle registration to a leaf blower and a chainsaw.
A property amount or number of items stolen was not released.
Much of the stolen property was strewn about randomly throughout the neighborhood and Forte allegedly loaded some of the items into the vehicle he had damaged, Cianni added.
“He was going to drive off with items he had just stolen,” Cianni said.
Forte was arrested and he was allegedly carrying a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia, according to DPD.
A later consensual search of Forte’s residence resulted in the seizure of about a half an ounce of marijuana, various paraphernalia and an illegally possessed prescription drug, according to DPD
He was taken to Southwest Multi County Correction Center for burglary, unlawful entry into a vehicle, theft of property, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal attempt, according to DPD.
Forte’s bond was set at $5,000 Friday, according to the Stark County Clerk of Court Office. He was still being held at SWMCCC Friday evening, correction center Capt. Paul Martin said.
DPD is also investigating whether there is a connection between Forte and three previously reported vehicle thefts.
“It’s possible,” Cianni said of a
The vehicles were stolen in Dickinson Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, he said. All were recovered and one was damaged, Cianni said.