MIAMI COUNTY — A burglary suspect recently apprehended in Troy was also charged in connection with a stolen vehicle in Piqua.
Matthew R. Cartonia, 32, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree felony theft and arraigned on that charge Wednesday morning in Miami County Municipal Court.
Cartonia was charged in connection with a stolen Francis Office Supply vehicle. A company vehicle belonging to Francis Office Supply was reported stolen Monday at approximately 10:30 a.m. An employee had taken the vehicle to CVS, and the vehicle, a 2003 Saturn Ion, was gone when the employee had returned from inside the store.
The vehicle was found in Troy later that same day. According to Captain Joe Long of the Troy Police Department, officers responded to the 300 block of Plum Street around 2 p.m. on a report of a suspicious vehicle where the Francis Office Supply vehicle was then recovered. A witness said she saw a white male exit the vehicle. The keys were found in the ignition and returned to the owner.
Cartonia was identified through security camera footage in the area of the incident.
Cartonia is currently being held in the Miami County Jail on a burglary charge related to a reported residential burglary on Burton Road in Casstown on Aug. 5. A warrant for Cartonia was filed on Aug. 17, for third-degree felony burglary. He was located and taken into custody in Troy on Tuesday.
Cartonia is also facing drug charges after being charged with fifth-degree felony possession of drugs and second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments Tuesday on the 800 block of South Market Street in Troy.
Cartonia is currently being held on a total bond of $56,000. Preliminary hearings for Cartonia are scheduled for Sept. 5 and Sept. 6.
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