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Police briefs: Sept. 8


Several Eaton Twp. homes burglarized

EATON TWP. — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary at an Eaton Township home where someone broke into the family’s house while they were sleeping, a deputy’s report said.

The East Arrowhead Drive homeowner called police about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 30 after noticing someone broke into his home and stole two purses, the report said.

The man said he and his wife were upstairs sleeping and didn’t hear anything, and he suspected the burglar broke in between 11:45 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7:20 a.m. Aug. 30, the report said.

Deputies found the burglar gained entry by prying open a rear door, then entered the home and stole two purses that were hanging on a wall rack. The purses contained $500 cash, four watches and various other items, the report said.

There was little evidence at the scene, the report said, although some of the items were recovered Aug. 31 on North Main Street in Amherst. 

Deputies also are investigating a burglary at an Eaton Township home where more than $35,000 worth of antique jewelry was stolen, a sheriff deputy’s report said.

Deputies were called to the West Capel Road home about 4 p.m. Aug. 29 after the 73-year-old female homeowner arrived home to discover the place was ransacked, the report said.

The woman said she left her house about 1 p.m. to see a movie, and she had locked all her doors and windows.

When she returned, the garage door was open and the house had been searched, with contents of drawers dumped and scattered about, the report said.

There were several valuable pieces of jewelry missing, including a lapis jewel worth $10,000 and four necklaces worth $5,000 each, the report said. Deputies discovered the home was entered through a rear sliding glass door that was forced open, and the burglar left through the garage door, the report said.

The following day, deputies also received a report from a 73-year-old Whitney Road resident in Pittsfield Township who said $6,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from her home. The burglar entered the woman’s home through a window, ransacked various drawers and exited through the garage door, the report said.

Cops find cocaine in boy’s shoe

ELYRIA — A juvenile resident at the Lorain County Detention Home was charged with possession of crack cocaine and illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention center after corrections officers found a small bag of the drug in a tennis shoe that was stored inside a locker, a deputy’s report said.

Corrections officers received a tip that the substance was in the 16-year-old boy’s shoe, which had been placed inside a locker when the boy was admitted into the facility, the report said.

Corrections officers searched the boy’s locker and opened a sealed bag that contained the boy’s personal possessions – including the shoe – and located the small bag, the report said.

The boy told officers he didn’t’ know where the drugs came from and suspected someone planted it there.

Police rescue dog locked in shed; search for owner

LORAIN – Lorain police say a Blossom Drive resident could face animal cruelty charges for locking his bulldog inside a shed without food or water in 90-degree temperatures, a Lorain police report said.

The man, 29, has not been charged because police are still trying to locate him, the report said.

Police and the Lorain animal control officer were called to the man’s home at 1 p.m. Thursday after another man said he heard the dog whimpering in the shed and he called police because “he could not bear it anymore,” the report said.

Officers used a crowbar to pry off the shed door’s brackets.

“As the door was cracked open, a rush of heated (air) could be felt coming from inside,” the report said. “It should be noted that the current air temperature was nearly 90 degrees and the shed was in direct sunlight.”

The inside of the shed reeked of dog feces and urine, and various piles and puddles of the same were soaking the floor, the report said, adding that there was no food or water in the dog’s bowls inside the shed. The animal was secured and taken to a shelter.  

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