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Investigators raid Warren tire business

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WARREN, Ohio -

Scrapper Dan's Tire Hole on Forrest Avenue North West in Warren was the sight of a joint raid by the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Theft and Fraud Unit, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Warren Police and Fire, as well as the city's law director.

So exactly what are they searching for?

Lieutenant Jeffrey Greene is with the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Warren Post and the Office of Special Operations, "Anything that would indicate activity of a criminal nature.  At this point because the case is under investigation and we are in the early stages, we're not going to give any details."

According to neighbors the business has only been open for about 10 months.

A check of Warren Police Department records at that address only showed calls for service for the security alarm going off at the business at least three times, and for a car being pulled over for a traffic stop in front of that address.

Investigators on the scene managed to seize some possible evidence during the joint raid including a large tire machine that was placed on the back of a tractor-trailer.

"There is some evidence being taken out of there that may be tied to previous theft," Lt. Greene said.

Daniel Helman, the owner of Scrapper Dan's Tire Hole tells 21 News, that the State Highway Patrol told him that they were looking for parts from stolen vehicles.  He said he doesn't buy stolen merchandise, and that he's not that dumb.  But he says he will shut his place down until this entire issue is resolved.

This is a developing story. Check back to wfmj.com for updates. 

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