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Cops: Big Brother bests would-be burglar brothers

By The Herald Staff | 12/2/2013

Ottawa police officers arrested a pair of Ottawa brothers early Saturday morning after the apparent would-be burglars cased several downtown businesses, police said.

Ottawa patrol officers spotted Colton Sobba, 20, and Joel Sobba, 27, at 12:11 a.m. Saturday at the rear of the North Dairy Queen, 212 N. Main St., Ottawa. The Sobbas were clad in black and carrying what police described as burglary tools, according to a police report.

Ottawa police officers arrested a pair of Ottawa brothers early Saturday morning after the apparent would-be burglars cased several downtown businesses, police said.

Ottawa patrol officers spotted Colton Sobba, 20, and Joel Sobba, 27, at 12:11 a.m. Saturday at the rear of the North Dairy Queen, 212 N. Main St., Ottawa. The Sobbas were clad in black and carrying what police described as burglary tools, according to a police report.

The Sobbas were arrested on suspicion of attempting to burglarize several businesses in Ottawa’s central business district, Capt. Adam Weingartner, with the Ottawa Police Department, said. No property loss or damage occurred, but surveillance video from area businesses showed the suspects had cased several other businesses in addition to Dairy Queen, he said.

Police did not identify what other businesses were targeted by the pair, but one other business mentioned in the police report was James Automotive, 107 N. Main St., Ottawa.

Colton Sobba remained Monday afternoon in the Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, awaiting a court appearance. Joel Sobba had been released on bond, awaiting his next court date. The men are brothers, according to jail records.

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