6/20/21 Cincinnati, OH – Hamilton County Sheriff’s Car Taken From Deputy’s Driveway – Abandoned – Police Car Recovered – Firearm Missing

June 20, 2021


Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey reported that her assigned county vehicle has been recovered after it was stolen from her driveway Saturday morning, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said the vehicle was reported stolen at 8 a.m. Saturday and was recovered at 1 p.m. the same day.

Her vehicle was locked at the time it was stolen, reported the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff McGuffey’s weapon, which was secured in her car, was not found in the recovered vehicle and is missing at this time.

The sheriff’s office said an investigation into the stolen vehicle is ongoing. The location of where the stolen assigned county vehicle was found has not been disclosed by authorities at this time.

McGuffey isn’t the first county official to have their car stolen or broken into. 

Former Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis had his cell phone, among other items, stolen from his unmarked police vehicle in February 2011, according to The Enquirer’s archive. 

And in April 1992, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters’ car was stolen from a parking space under the county courthouse, according to an Enquirer article published that year. 

The vehicle, which had been stripped for parts, was recovered by police about three weeks later in a vacant garage in Bond Hill.