Home, business raided as part of investigation

By Melody Vallieu

January 31, 2014

MIAMI COUNTY — A Troy residence and West Milton business were raided Friday as part of an ongoing vehicle theft investigation.

The West Milton Police Department, working with the Dayton Police Department, Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and National Auto Theft Bureau searched Grilliot Auto Sales at 1038 S. Miami St., West Milton, Friday morning. The raid was in reference to several Dayton-area auto thefts and numerous title violations, according to West Milton Chief of Police Garry Kimpel.

The group also searched a trailer on Fourth Street in Troy, Kimpel said. They recovered several stolen auto parts and seized numerous records to assist in the investigation.

No charges have been filed at this time. Kimpel expects the case will be presented in the near future to a Miami County grand jury. He noted the investigation is still ongoing.