Police thwart attempted burglary

By Dean Wright - deanwright@civitasmedia.com

GALLIPOLIS — Gallipolis police reportedly prevented an attempted burglary involving a city man on the 1200 block of Second Avenue Monday evening.

Gallipolis Police Department, according to reports, received a call around 8 p.m. before responding to complaints by a male and female victim who claimed an unknown man was trying to break into their backdoor. The victims claimed the man was trying to pick a lock.

Two officers arrived on scene and reportedly spotted Aaron Rupe, 22. Officers ordered him to get on the ground and shortly took him into custody without incident.

Rupe allegedly had attempted to enter the back of the victims’ residence before attempting to enter the front.

“We’re just glad our officers were able to arrive quickly,” said Boyer. “We don’t have too many (attempted burglaries) but we’ve had two here close to the last month. We do the best we can to make sure everyone gets to go home at the end of the night safely.”

Dean Wright can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2103.

By Dean Wright