Beloit man arrested following vehicle theft rampage

LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – A several hour spree that involved the theft of several modes of transportation over two counties ends with charges filed against a Beloit man.

According to the Morning Journal, the rampage began about 11:38 a.m. Saturday when police say Steven McGrew, 30, Pine Lake Rd, Beloit, took a 2002 Dodge pickup truck from a home in Portage County.

Later, police say McGrew took a 1993 Chevy pickup truck from a home in Hanoverton before leaving it in a ditch. The homeowner later found another one his vehicles inside his garage with the keys in it and en empty gas tank.

An ATV was also stolen from a home on Randel Rd. in Hanoverton. Police believe it was McGrew who took the ATV and drove it through the garage door.

Several residents reported seeing a man driving erratically on the ATV, cutting through yards. The ATV was later ditch on Foundry Hill Road where a white Ford Explorer was taken from a home there and later abandoned in Center Township.

Finally, police say McGrew stopped at house on Wayne Bridge Road and asked a woman there for a Band-Aid. When she said no, he took a tractor that was there, driving it through the barn door.

McGrew got the tractor stuck in a nearby swamp and took off. However, a man who was at the house tracked McGrew down and held him there until police arrived.

McGrew was arraigned Monday in Columbiana County Municipal Court charged with one felony theft charge and driving without a license.

At this point, McGrew has not been charged involving the other thefts or damage. Additional charges could be filed pending the outcome of the investigation, according to police.

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