Police report uptick in firearm thefts from vehicles: Avon Police Blotter

AVON, Ohio

Theft, St. Therese Boulevard

Police responded to a call of a firearm stolen from a vehicle July 22. The victim reportedly stated her car was unlocked at the time of the theft and the theft occurred during the early morning hours, noting that her dogs began barking at 1:50 a.m.

She noticed the £500 handgun and a pair of £225 earrings missing from the car at 9:34 a.m.  Surveillance camera footage from a neighbor's house reportedly showed movement near the victim's car at 1:45 a.m. by a car that drove by the residence and then returned two minutes later. There were still no suspects at the time of the report.  On July 29, a Rosewood Boulevard woman reported a handgun stolen from her vehicle overnight July 27-28. She also said her car was unlocked at the time of the theft.

Police noted that there has been a recent increase in firearm thefts from vehicles.

Warrant/theft, Chester Road

An off-duty Lorain County Sheriff deputy called Avon Police at 8:43 p. Aug.

7 when the deputy recognized two persons at a Chester Road store who had several warrants out of the Lorain County Sheriff's Office.   On August 7, 2022 at 2043 hours, Officers were detailed to Walmart, located at 35901 Chester Road for two parties who had several warrants out of the Lorain County Sheriff's Office. The man and the woman were arrested on the warrants and store security cameras later revealed them skip-scanning £253 worth of items at a self-checkout register.

They were additionally charged with theft and taken to the Lorain County Jail.

Impaired driver, Interstate 90

An Elyria woman was arrested for operating a motor vehicle impaired when she was pulled over at 12:34 a.m. July 24 for following too closely and weaving out of marked lanes. She failed field sobriety tests at the scene and later failed a breath test and was released to a sober person.

Soliciting, Nagel Road

Police responded to a report of soliciting without a permit at 6:50 p.m.

Aug.

10. A woman was found in a parking lot holding a sign asking for money. The woman had a passport from Romania and reportedly had trouble understanding English.  She was unable to give officers a valid address and did not know what hotel she was staying at or what city it was in.

She was cited and released.

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