The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Police Blotter

May 24, 2014

ASHTABULA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

JEFFERSON — • A 31-year-old Ashtabula woman who reported a robbery early Thursday morning was arrested on drug-related charges by the deputies investigating her complaint, according to reports.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the Economy Inns and Suites on Route 20 in Ashtabula Township. A woman in one of the units told deputies a man who came looking for drugs took her wallet and ran out. The wallet contained more than $2,500 the woman collected in a worker’s compensation case, she told deputies. The empty wallet was found near the unit, according to a report.

Deputies noticed spoons and syringes containing methamphetamine in the unit and the woman was eventually arrested.

• A 56-year-old Ashtabula man caught trying to shoplift $10 worth of products from Wal-mart on Wednesday was wanted by Mentor authorities on a felonious assault charge, deputies said.

The man tried to take two energy drinks and a bag of chips from the store, according to reports.

• Three Pennsylvania men face charges for stealing thousands of dollars worth of copper wire earlier this month from a Conneaut Telephone Company storage site on Bushnell Road in Monroe Township.

The theft was reported May 11 and arrests were completed this week, according to a report. A break in the case came one day after the theft, when a vehicle carrying the stolen wire crashed on Route 6 near Pymatuning Lake Road. Witnesses said the occupants appeared to be trying to remove items from the vehicle before authorities arrived.

The men eventually admitted the theft, deputies said. The trio used wire cutters to enter the fenced-in storage site, according to a report. The suspects are a 35-year-old Headley, Pa., man; 31-year-old Greenville, Pa., man; and a 28-year-old Sharpsville, Pa., man.

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