Catalytic converters stolen at dealership
ELYRIA — Eight vehicles were reported damaged last week at two car dealerships on East Broad Street, according to police reports released Saturday.
Seven catalytic converters valued at $1,500 each were cut off and stolen from Nick Abraham Ford at 1115 E. Broad Street sometime between Sunday and Monday, according to police.
Two of the catalytic converters were on a pickup and SUV belonging to customers, according to the report.
Police took another report of the theft of four tires from a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu from Sunnyside Chevrolet at 1100 E. Broad Street between Tuesday night and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
An unknown person or persons put the car on two milk crates and took off all four tires, police said.
The milk cartons collapsed and the car was on the ground when staff at the dealership came to work.
There were no cameras in that area of the Chevrolet dealership, according to the report.
Women sics dogs on alleged burglar
ELYRIA — A 47-year-old Elyria man was being held in the Lorain County Jail on burglary charges Saturday after allegedly entering a woman’s home in the middle of the night, according to a police report.
Laron Mabon was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond.
Mabon was arrested after a woman living in the 100 block of Spruce Street said an unknown male entered her unlocked back door without knocking at 2:42 a.m.
The report stated the woman, who was sitting at a computer, asked “What the hell are you doing in my house?”
She said the man did not respond, and she told her dogs “Sic him.”
She said the man ran from the home, jumped a wooden fence and went northward.
An unidentified passerby told police the suspect was on a nearby street and Mabon was arrested after emerging from between two houses, according to the report.
Maben told police he was looking for his girlfriend, but he could not remember her name or address, according to the report.