GALLIPOLIS — Charges are pending against an adult and juvenile pair accused in a recent break-in in the City of Gallipolis.
According to the Gallipolis Police Department, Jeffrey A. Moss, 21, Gallipolis, and a 13-year-old male subject are suspects in a possible burglary that occurred last Thursday, November 29.
An officer with the police department was dispatched to an unoccupied residence located on Chatham Avenue in Gallipolis at approximately 3:30 p.m. last Thursday after two males were reportedly observed breaking into the residence.
According to the police report, the officer arrived and noticed that the screen in the back screen door had been torn, and the back door frame was broken.
The officer pushed the door in and made entry into the residence. Once inside, a male subject stepped out of a side room and into view of the officer.
After the officer pulled his service weapon and ordered the subject to the floor, the male initially refused to cooperate, according to the police report.
The suspect was again advised to comply and as he got on the floor, another male subject reportedly also came out of the same room. This second suspect was also ordered to the ground.
As the first suspect was secured, other officers arrived on scene, the second male was secured and the house was cleared.
Both suspects were transported to the police department for questioning.
Reportedly, a bag of tools were observed lying in the floor in the furnace room — the room that both the suspects were in upon the arrival of the officer.
It was also reported that, after the suspects were patted down, several items not belonging to the juvenile were found in his pants.
A skeleton key, a partial gold chain and a silver medal, valued at a total of $35, were listed on the property page of the police report.
According to an official with the Gallipolis Police Department, charges in this case are pending consultation with the office of Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins.