Police chief makes arrest
LORAIN — Chiefs of police typically work behind a desk, leaving the arresting of criminals to the patrol officers they supervise.
But Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera apprehended a man suspected of breaking into a number of cars in the area of the 3900 block of West Erie Avenue.
According to a police report, shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, officers went to the area to look for a suspicious male who was seen going from car to car, checking handles and entering those cars that were unlocked.
When the officer arrived, Rivera had already stopped the man, later identified as 37-year-old Adrian Wallace of Lorain.
Wallace was seen earlier going through cars at a nearby apartment complex as well as the Sprenger Retirement Home. A 33-year-old man followed Wallace from a safe distance while calling police.
Rivera, who knew the man, stopped him by simply calling him by his first name.
Wallace was charged with vehicle trespass, criminal trespass and petty theft.
Catalytic converters stolen at dealership
ELYRIA — Seven catalytic converters were reported stolen from a local car dealership.
According to a police report, workers at Nick Abraham Auto Mall on East Broad Street noticed that seven catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles parked in the storage lot of the business. The thefts took place over the course of three days.
The value of the parts is approximately $3,500.