3 Men Arrested for Stealing Freezer of Ice Cream
March 29, 2018 by Jamie Ward

Two men were arrested March 21 after they were caught on a trail camera stealing a freezer full of ice cream from an Amish freezer house on Old State Road in Middlefield Township.

Two men were arrested March 21 after they were caught on a trail camera stealing a freezer full of ice cream from an Amish freezer house on Old State Road in Middlefield Township, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department said.

Michael L. Pascal, 51, of 15791 Pierce Street in Middlefield Village and Raymond J. Welz Jr., 34, of West Farmington were charged with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor theft in Chardon Municipal Court.

The sheriff’s office has been investigating various thefts from the Amish community related to money boxes and freezers beginning in the middle of February, a news release stated. Other suspects have been identified during the investigation, the release stated, and additional charges will be forthcoming.

The driver of the getaway car in the ice cream robbery was also arrested two days later. Mark H. Boggess, 34, of West Farmington was charged with complicity to breaking and entering and complicity to theft.