Feb 20, 2023

Book Worth More Than $600 Stolen From Dayton, Ohio Metro Library

Police are investigating after a book worth hundreds of dollars was stolen from a local library. On Jan. 28, a staff member at Dayton Metro Library’s E. Third Street location reported an unknown male had stolen a book from the genealogy department, according to a police report filed this week.

The book that was stolen was Catawba Confederacy by Richard L. Haithcock. The book is valued at $660, according to the police report.

Police looked over security video and saw the suspect take the book. He was caught on camera using a knife “to remove the stickers labeling it as Dayton Metro Library property.”