Tiffin man admits burglary at Eden Township residence

A Tiffin man admitted Wednesday he committed a burglary at an Eden Township residence.

Tiler J. Clinger, 33, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary, a second-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

The case is being referred for a pre-sentence report.

The joint recommendation is he would be sentenced to four years in prison and pay restitution of $85.

A person at 1618 E. US 224 had reported a possible active home invasion to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. It appeared the person ran out the back when deputies arrived, a report states.

According to court records, the homeowner observed Clinger walking down the driveway toward the residence with a flashlight, and a deputy arrived and located him in the driveway with a flashlight. Clinger admitted he watched the residence and occupants for more than an hour and covered his head with a hood to conceal his identity, they state.

Clinger’s Bible, which had his name written inside, was located at the broken basement window, the point of entry, and Clinger had a flashlight from inside the residence, court records state.

Clinger also was charged with harassment with a bodily substance, a third-degree felony.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge, according to court records.