Burglary suspect caught in the act

A TILTONSVILLE man is being held in the Belmont County Jail after he allegedly robbed a home over the weekend.,

James R. Remhof, 29, of 414 Ohio St., was booked into the Belmont County Jail on Saturday on a burglary charge. Bond was set at $15,000.

According to police, the caretaker of the home caught the burglar red-handed.

Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas said his office received a call from the caretaker of a home on Beckleigh Addition Road Saturday around 8 p.m. Lucas said the caretaker caught someone inside the house, scared him off and was able to get a license plate and description of the car.

According to Lucas, the car sped off eastbound on I-70. A call was placed into central dispatch and information was sent to the sheriff’s office and area police departments.

Lucas said Bridgeport Police stopped the car and held the suspect until deputies arrived. Items which were stolen were found in the vehicle, according to the sheriff’

He said watches, jewelry, money and some prescription drugs were found. He said it totaled around $1,000 and all of it was recovered.

“This incident was very good police work,” Lucas said., Police agencies cooperated and worked together and now another one is off the street.”