Burglary suspect charged; thefts, vandalism probed
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Jul 02, 2013 | 2369 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland Police detectives have a suspect in custody in a number of residential, business and car burglaries which happened over the past few weeks.

According to Detective Matt Jenkins of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, he and Detective Steve Ross, along with other detectives, have been working to solve approximately 25 cases.

“We are continuing our investigation and recovery of property,” Jenkins said this morning.

Jenkins also noted the burglaries were widespread and not confined to any one area of the city.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

- A firearm was reported missing from a Ledford Road residence. The victim believes someone familiar with the family home was responsible for the theft.

According to a report filed by deputy Matthew Landolt, Deborah Miller said the New England .410-gauge shotgun was taken from her son’s bedroom sometime between June 21 and 28.

There were no signs of forced entry into the residence.

Landolt said in his report that Miller stated a guest in the home — or a family member who had access to the residence — likely took the shotgun.

Serial numbers were obtained and entered into the National Crime Information Center computer.

The shotgun is valued at $300.

- Deputy Cru Ross filed a report about a missing utility trailer.

Tim Shaw told Ross the trailer had been stored at his mother’s residence on Varnell Road.

The trailer was described as being 12 feet long.

Shaw valued the trailer at $300.

Investigation is continuing.

- Don Foster of a Bates Pike address reported someone vandalized his mailbox.

Foster believed the incident occurred sometime between June 13 an 19.

According to a report filed by deputy Ben Clayton, someone used an unknown object to damage Foster’s mailbox as well as two others at Bates Pike addresses.

No damage estimates were listed.