Men indicted in hunting thefts

Staff report

A grand jury indicted two Toledo-area men last week in Henry County Common Pleas Court for a series of break-ins that included vehicles in Fulton County.

Edward Polansky Jr., 26, of Holland, Ohio, and Rodney Polansky, 32, of Toledo were named for their involvement in multiple vehicle break-ins targeting hunters during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 hunting seasons. Both men were charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, possession of criminal tools, and failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer.

An ongoing investigation by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife led to the discovery of 23 incidents reported in Fulton, Henry, Williams, and Lucas counties. Items reported stolen included several shotguns, muzzleloaders, bows, a handgun, and numerous other hunting related items.

Staff report