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MANSFIELD -- Two men and two juveniles were charged with burglary Thursday after crashing a stolen vehicle, according to a press release from the Richland County Sheriff's Office.

Gino Antonio Brooks, 38, of Columbus, and Shamir Hillard Brown, 19 of Mansfield, were charged with burglary. They were taken to the Richland County Jail.

The two juveniles were taken to the Richland County Detention Center, deputies said.

Deputies were called to the area of Harlan and Peterson roads after a report of a vehicle crash at about 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

According to the release, the registration of the vehicle that crashed Thursday mooning, returned to an address on Harlan road. Deputies had information that the residents of that address were on vacation.

When a deputy arrived at the scene, a vehicle was parked in the middle of the road near the crashed vehicle. As the deputy approached the vehicle, it accelerated and the deputy pursued.

The deputy stopped the vehicle on Crimson Road and found occupants in the car.

Other deputies responded to the car stop and the residence on Harlan Road, where the vacationing residents lived. Authorities found the residence had been broken into and items were removed, including a safe, which was found outside.

The vehicle found in front of the residence in the ditch belonged to the owner of the house that was burglarized.

Deputies and detectives found evidence inside the vehicle after it had been stopped by the deputy on Crimson Road that connected it to the burglarized home. 

All four occupants were of the vehicle were charged with burglary.  Deputies are still collecting evidence and continuing with the investigation, according to the press release.

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