July 25, 2016

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Arrest nearing in Liverpool Twp. burglary spree

LIVERPOOL TWP. — An arrest is expected soon in a trio of burglaries on Columbia and Neff roads around New Year’s Day, according to a Medina County Sheriff’s Office detective.

A shotgun, .22-caliber pistol and two pickups were among property stolen from three properties within a half-mile stretch of Columbia and Neff roads.

Lt. Travis Colonius, a detective with the Sheriff’s Office, said Friday an arrest in the case “is imminent.”

“Things are moving along, but I’m not at liberty to discuss the case further,” he said.

One homeowner, who lives in the 2400 block of Columbia Road, has said the value of the property he lost totaled nearly $15,000. Items stolen included a truck, a musical instrument, tools and fishing equipment.

The man said the area is relatively crime-free, and he left his garage door closed, but unlocked, with a key for the car in the garage, according to a Sheriff’s Office incident report. He said he never expected to be the victim of a burglary.

A resident in the same area said his garage door was opened overnight Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. He discovered his 1996 Ford truck was gone, along with a single-shot shotgun, $40 in ammunition, a pellet gun and more than 200 tools.

A homeowner in the 2600 block of Columbia Road reported a 2004 GMC Envoy was missing from her garage.

Contact reporter Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.