Columbus man accused of breaking into school, stealing iPads

Ely Stevenson (Columbus Police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus man is facing felony charges after he allegedly broke into a German village school and stole a large number of iPads.

Ely Joseph Stevenson, 31, is accused of breaking into the St. Mary School on South Third Street on September 3. Police say he stole a speaker valued at $1,200 and 33 iPads valued at $10,000.

Police said Stevenson was positively identified by multiple people.

Stevenson is charged with felony theft and breaking and entering. He is also facing a separate theft charge for an incident that happened at the German Village Giant Eagle on August 13.

He appeared in court Thursday morning and bond was set at $70,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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