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Man busted for concealing stolen bikes, other objects after posting pictures to Snapchat

Posted at 5:02 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 18:51:58-04

A Union Grove man has been charged for his role in multiple burglaries that occurred in 2018 after posting photos of him and the stolen property on Snapchat.

Todd Kerkman, 48, is charged with two counts of concealing a stolen firearm and three counts of concealing stolen property. According to a criminal complaint, Kerkman's son told investigators he gave or sold the items to his father, and "that his father knew the items were stolen but would try and sell them at a rummage."

Kerkman reportedly told multiple people about his involvement in the burglary, according to the complaint, and sent two Snapchat messages of him sitting on a 2009 Yamaha dirt bike in a garage near another green and white Kawasaki dirt bike.

The man who reported the burglary in December was shown the photos and identified the bikes as his. The total estimated value of the stolen items was $12,000.

Law enforcement later retained the stolen property from Kerkman's home. He faces fines up to $50,000 and/or imprisonment of at least 24 years if convicted.