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Farm's Facebook post helps deputies solve multiple burglaries

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 15:53:31-04

HEBRON, Ky. -- Boone County deputies charged four men and a juvenile in a series of burglaries of areas farms.

The investigation got a big boost when McGlasson Farms posted on Facebook surveillance photos of two people taking an antique cash register from their produce stand. The post was shared thousands of times and "tips poured in all day prompting the culprits to turn themselves in at the Boone County Sheriff's Office," deputies said Friday.

 

Deputies and detectives were then able to solve five more burglaries of farms, Central Park and equipment dating back to early June. Much of the stolen property was recovered and accounted for with the victims, deputies said.

Deputies charged 19-year-old Austin Greene of Hebron with three counts of burglary, three counts of criminal mischief, three counts of tampering with evidence and theft by unlawful taking both more than and less than $500.

They also charged 20-year-old Josh Gamnon of Burlington with six counts of burglary, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000 and tampering with physical evidence.

Anthony Bingham, 18, of Dry Ridge, was charged with two counts of burglary and unlawful transaction with a minor.

Mark Trenkamp, 18, of Florence, was charged with four counts of burglary, tampering with physical evidence, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000 and less than $500 and complicity to burglary.

An unnamed Burlington 17-year-old was also charged with burglary.