July 25, 2016

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Parma man charged in Liverpool burglary spree

LIVERPOOL TWP. — A Parma man faces eight felony counts in connection with a rash of New Year’s Eve burglaries in the area of Columbia and Neff roads.

Kyle E. Roberts, 22, is charged with three counts of breaking and entering and one count of theft, fifth-degree felonies; two counts of theft (firearm), a third-degree felony; and two counts of grand theft (motor vehicle), fourth-degree felonies.

Lt. Travis Colonius of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said physical evidence at the scenes connected him to the burglaries but would not elaborate.

“We’re still investigating whether or not other people may be involved,” Colonius said.

Roberts was indicted March 4 and served with the indictment Friday, the lieutenant said.

He is serving a sentence at the Parma jail on unrelated charges, Colonius said.

A shotgun, a .22-caliber pistol and two pickups were among property stolen from homes in a half-mile stretch of Columbia and Neff roads the weekend of Dec. 31.

A homeowner in the 2600 block of Columbia Road reported a 2004 GMC Envoy was missing from a garage, along with a wallet, cell phone and .22-caliber pistol.

Another resident in the 2400 block of Columbia Road reported a 1996 Ford truck was stolen, along with a single-shot shotgun, $40 in ammunition, a pellet gun and more than 200 tools.

Another neighbor reported a shed was entered but nothing was taken.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.