October 25, 2014

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Lorain blotter: Resident charged after being found lying in snow drift


Lorain police

Friday, Jan. 3

  • 11:26 p.m. — 1800 block W. 22nd St., Gilbert Perguero, 52, Lorain, charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication after police found him lying in a snow drift. He was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center to be examined due to exposure to the cold.
  • 4:59 p.m. — 1600 block E. 36th St., a resident told police he suspected persons responsible for a burglary six months ago with smashing a kitchen window, entering his home and making off with more than $17,000 in guns, jewelry and money. Police said the man left for work at 9 p.m. Thursday and when he returned about 3:30 p.m. Friday, he found his living room ransacked and a basement gun safe pried open and emptied of several guns including an AK-47 assault rifle, two semi-automatic pistols, a shotgun and several revolvers. The man also reported the theft of an estimated $10,000 in jewelry ranging from rings and necklaces to earrings and bracelets, a $1,000 titanium wristwatch and $5,000 in coin proof sets. Police found footprints leading to and from the home in the snow but were unable to follow them beyond adjoining backyards.


  • Phil Blank

    Wait just one minute!
    If the burglary was six months ago, how in the world did the police find footprints in the snow?
    Who is lying here trying to collect on insurance?

    • Zen Grouch

      two separate events

  • Joe Smith

    Had to be a crap safe to get pried open, you shouldn’t keep $17 grand in a $500 safe.

    • Bonnie Pickett

      We were robbed on Dec. 26th and the safe cost $3000. Police found the safe about 3 days later and it had been entered by a professional – drilled out. They used our forklift to load it into a van or pickup. It had guns, jewelry, coin collection and all personal papers – birth certificates, deeds, wills, etc. Insurance doesn’t pay out much $1 for each $1 of silver coins, and you need proof of what you paid for some items. Trust me, if people knew how little was paid in relation to what it is worth, it isn’t worth an insurance scam. The thieves probably got less than 10 cents on the dollar for what the real value was. I was sick just thinking about how we saved the coins when we could have really used the money and now someone who didn’t work for it took it.

      • Joe Smith

        Pretty serious detail for the Chronicle to leave out, that teaches me to listen to them. Drilling and prying are two totally different things.

        It may be a lesson for all of us to get our items appraised for insurance purposes.

  • Bonnie Pickett

    We had a safe stolen on Dec. 26th and even though it was recovered empty, police have still not taken fingerprints. The longer they wait, the chances are even less that anything will be recovered.