Bond set for break-ins suspect

A Fostoria man who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly breaking into two Fostoria businesses appeared in court Thursday where his bond was set at $225,000.

James J. Potter, 52, faces two counts of safecracking, a fourth-degree felony, two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of vandalism and one count of possession of criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies. He allegedly had broken into JB Tours, 545 E. Lytle St. and CF Financial, a neighboring business, according to a release from the Fostoria Police Department.

At JB Tours, Potter allegedly forcefully entered a safe. He then allegedly entered CF Financial through an adjoining door and ransacked the business.

Video surveillance captured Potter allegedly breaking into the businesses, and a search warrant was executed at his residence Tuesday.

According to the release, Potter has a long history of felony convictions dating back to 1979. The convictions include multiple counts of safecracking, breaking and entering, felony theft, vandalism and possession of criminal tools. He is currently under the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority.