August 20, 2014

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Teens part of burglary group charged in recent break in

ELYRIA – Two teenagers who were found trying to break into a house on Thursday are connected to a group which has been committing burglaries around the area recently, according to police.

A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were charged with attempted burglary near the intersection of West River Road and West Bridge Street around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The pair was seen by a neighbor trying to break into a home on the 100 block of Water Street around noon. The neighbor told police that she heard a crash coming from a house near her on Water Street, and the two teenagers were seen by the neighbor walking from the area minutes later, heading towards West Bridge Street, according to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino.

After a short search for the boys, police found them on West River Road North and took them into custody.

Both boys have been charged for burglaries before in Elyria. Though they aren’t in a gang, the teens are part of a larger group in Elyria whose members have been committing burglaries around the town in the past few months according to Costantino.

“I don’t know why they’re doing it,” Costantino said. “They just don’t care.”

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

  • Mark B

    On water st off all places , this is a good way to find yourself killed by the home owner.

  • rlm_Lorain

    Uh, why weren’t they in school where they belong, and why does the parent and/or parents not know that they AREN’T in school??? Since these 2 little punk thug wannabe’s already have a criminal record, either their parent(s) or the police should be called each and every time they don’t show up for school.

    • Bob Sweatt

      The sad thing is that they won’t charged as adults. They will get another slap on their hands and sent home.

      If we are lucky. We will hear about one or a few of them being shot to death.

      • proccw

        they would get a slap on the hand as adults too! :(

  • kdub77

    My cars have been stolen from 3 times in 3 months and we woke up to find one of our back screen slashed and a box put over my flood security lights monday morning. I live in elyria university heights, I hope these were the kids that did it so my family can feel safer. Fed up!!

  • Mark B

    Get a gun and when they enter your home shoot the thieving Punks

  • stayfocused

    The devil is running wild in this world. I urge everyone to remain calm and obey the law and stay focused on Jesus. Any angry comments these children read will only have the devil laugh that much harder because he knows he just got under our skin.

  • Heath J

    Pretty brazen.

    The sooner a homeowner shoots a few of these, the better.

  • Mike wowk

    Come to my front door and tell me you and your family is hungry and you need help. I will gladly find you something to do like mow my grass, wash my car, ect. Show me you are sincere and I will send you home with a bag of groceries from my cabnet. Try to steal something from my home and you will get a ride to the morgue. Anyone bold enough to break into a persons home is a dangerous person and I do t care if you are only 16 years old. Castle Doctrine is a wonderful law.

    • Bob Sweatt

      Double tap. Make sure they know you mean business.

      • Peter Aldrich

        Lock and load.

  • flanneryoconnor

    Anyone wish to guess???

  • Lori Flanigan

    it is not the parents fault that these two kids do this. I know that one of them comes from a one parent home. they know what is right from wrong. but the law will deal with what they have done.

    • Bob Sweatt

      Apparently they DO NOT know what is right. If they did, they would not have done what they did.

      • Bill

        Prisons are full of people that know right from wrong. They just don’t care that what they are doing is wrong

        • Bob Sweatt

          Exactly Bill. I am just hoping that these punks find that out before some poor homeowner is harmed or that a homeowner kills one of these little punks. I am hoping for the latter to be quite honest with you.

    • Michelle Flanigan

      that is right it is sad but I hope they get the help they need.

      • Peter Aldrich

        A needle will do fine….thinning of the herd

    • proccw

      if it’s not the parents fault these kids were not in school where they belonged then who’s fault is it? when one of these kids gets killed because he is in someone home he doesn’t belong in then who’ fault will it be? our society needs to take responsibility!!!