July 29, 2014

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Elyria woman accused of breaking into house, cleaning, leaving bill

WESTLAKE — An Elyria woman is in the Westlake city jail after police say she broke into a house and cleaned it.

Warren

According to Capt. Guy Turner, Susan Warren, 53, entered a Dover Center Road home between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. May 22 and did some light cleaning before leaving a note with her name, phone number and a bill for $75 on a napkin.

Warren washed some coffee cups, took out the trash, vacuumed and dusted, Turner said.

A 19-year-old woman who was asleep in the home thought her mother might have hired a cleaning service or a cleaning service might have gone to the wrong house, Turner said.

When she called Warren, Warren told her “I do this all the time.”

Turner couldn’t confirm media reports that Warren runs a cleaning company or that she might have similar arrests in other Cleveland suburbs.

“Regardless, you don’t just barge in, do some dusting and leave a bill,” he said.

Turner said Warren was picked up by Elyria police after a traffic stop last night on the burglary warrant. He said the case will likely be transferred to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, at which time Warren will be sent to the county jail.