|Rossford library gets purloined books|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 31 January 2014 11:28|
ROSSFORD - Crime is paying off for the Rossford Public Library.
Monday Rossford City Council voted to give a stash of books, books on tape and DVDs confiscated from a convicted shoplifter to the library.
James Jablonski was arrested late last year in the Meijer store on U.S. 20.
He was found to be in the possession of a small library of books believed to be stolen from stores within the region.
City Administrator Ed Ciecka said since it would be hard to determine which books were stolen from which store, it was determined that the collection be donated to the public library.
The ordinance passed allowed the city to dispose of the books as "surplus property," a provision most often used for unwanted vehicles, outdated computer devices and sundry office equipment.
The collection included 28 titles with multiple copies of some, including nine copies of Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Jesus" on tape and eight copies in hard cover.
The total value of the literary stash of 78 items was $2,560.
The items represented a range of interests including cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction and self-help books.
Jablonski was given a 90-day suspended jail sentence and 18 months probation in Perrysburg Municipal Court in December. He was also fined $150 and assessed court fees.
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