Auto damaged in burglary at local motel
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 1158 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A vehicle was damaged and items taken during a car burglary at a local motel.

Officer Charles Burke of the Cleveland Police Department filed a report for Raymundo Herrera of Atlanta.

The vehicle’s dashboard was damaged when an auto burglar reportedly ripped a compact disc player from it. A Tom Tom GPS unit was also taken.

Herrera observed wiring hanging from the vehicle’s dashboard.

Burke indicated in his report there were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle, which was reportedly locked prior to the theft.

Burke was able to obtain video security footage from the motel’s parking lot cameras.

According to the report, he viewed two white males near the truck. Another male was also observed in the video.

There was no dollar estimate regarding loss or damage to Herrera’s vehicle.

Investigation is continuing.

- A Forest Ridge Circle resident named a suspect in a burglary.

Detectives with Cleveland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are following up on the case.

According to an initial offense report filed by officer Josh Nix, Timothy Welchel said he arrived home Tuesday and observed two white males carrying items from his property.

Welchel followed the men through his yard and observed them loading items into a car parked at a McDonald Lane address.

Nix reportedly made contact with one of the suspects who said a man had given him the items; however, the suspect was unable to provide a name for that person.

Detective Walter Mitchell responded to the scene along with crime scene technician Shane Clark to document evidence and continue the investigation.

According to the report, copper wire, hand tools, garden tools, scrap metal and other items were taken from Welchel’s property.

The report noted the items taken were valued at $8,550.