New Middletown police arrest propeller theft suspect

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NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – New Middletown Police arrested Brandon O’Neil of Springfield Township Friday night after finding he was wanted by Texas police for stealing a boat propeller, according to a police release.

Police suspect O’Neil stole the four-blade propeller, valued between $50,000 and $90,000. Port Arthur Police from Port Arthur, Tx., had a felony theft charge out for him.

New Middletown Police were responding to a fireworks complaint Friday night when they found out O’Neil was also wanted on the theft charge.

The Mahoning County Jail is holding O’Neil, who will be brought back to the Lone Star State by Texas authorities.

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