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Man overdoses on heroin, gets left in parking lot


LORAIN — After a man overdosed on heroin in a car, his friend pulled his unconscious body outside and left him in a parking lot of a McDonald’s, police said.

Olivia Debolt, 20, was charged with endangering children and criminal damage on Saturday at her house in the 300 block of Yorktown Place in Vermilion.

About 9 p.m. Saturday, police arrived at a McDonald’s restaurant at 3221 Oberlin Ave. to find a man having a spasm on the ground. Recognizing a possible heroin overdose, officers used two doses of Narcan and performed CPR on the man to revive him.

The man, later identified as Timothy Oestreicher, 22, was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.

Police looked at video surveillance of the restaurant parking lot and saw Oestreicher leaving McDonald’s with a woman, a man and a young child, a police report said.

Police identified the woman as Debolt and found her at her house in Vermilion. Debolt told police she saw Oestreicher at McDonald’s and that he asked her to get him some heroin. Debolt called a dealer, bought $20 worth of heroin and gave it to Oestreicher to use in her car, she told police.

According to police, Debolt sat in the back seat with her 1-year-old son while Oestreicher shot up heroin in the front seat with her friend, Thomas Kess Jr., 24, of Westlake.

It wasn’t long before Debolt saw Oestreicher turn blue, according to the report. Debolt told police she and Kess pulled Oestreicher out of the car and left him in the parking lot while they drove away from the scene.

Officers took Debolt into custody and issued an arrest warrant for Kess.

Debolt was taken to Lorain County Jail where she was held Tuesday on a $2,000 bond. Her next court appearance is July 8 at Lorain Municipal Court.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

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