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Lorain men face charges in string of Elyria car thefts

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    Luis Rivera, left, and Larry Girard, right, both of Lorain, were arrested in connection with a series of car break-ins in Elyria.



ELYRIA – Police arrested two Lorain men in connection to a recent string of car break-ins this morning, according to a news release.

Officers arrived at the 100 block of Preston Avenue at about 3:45 a.m. to find two men trying to break into a car, the release said.

Elyria Police Lt. James Welsh said one of them admitted they were behind at least six car break-ins in the last four weeks. The locations he admitted to police occurred in the neighborhood of Preston Avenue near Elyria Catholic High School on Gulf Road.

Luis Daniel Alvarez Rivera, 22, faces two counts of possessing criminal tools and one count of criminal trespassing according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Larry Girard, 20, faces one count of possessing criminal tools and criminal trespassing according to the Elyria Municipal Court docket. The two were sent to the Lorain County Jail with pending court dates.

Rivera had a bond set at $2,250 and Girard a bond of $1,250. Rivera will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the Elyria Municipal Court. Girard was arraigned at Elyria Municipal Court Tuesday with a pretrial scheduled at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30.

Police urge residents to keep their cars locked and not leave valuable items in them while parked overnight.


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