October 2, 2014

Elyria
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Elyria blotter: Resident reports copper downspouts stolen


Elyria police

Thursday, May 29

  • 7:30 a.m. — 700 block Abbe Road, a man said that when he returned to his house on Thursday to find the copper downspouts were stolen.
  • 2 p.m. — 100 block South Carolina Drive, a woman said she got into an argument with her husband when he threatened to beat her up.
  • 4:15 p.m. — 600 block Griswold Road, a woman stepped out of a rental car to find smoke under the hood. She told police the car went up in flames and was totaled.
  • 10 p.m. — 200 block Brunswick Drive, a woman said she and a man she knows were arguing over an Instagram photo and he threw a cell phone at her.


  • Scout

    In this day and age, who in their right mind would put cooper downspouts on their house? Not only does it invite theft but it’s expensive.

    • jz

      Yeah. I think I’ll put copper gutters and downspouts around my whole house with a sign saying Heroin addicts help yourself.

    • Rick Miller

      I doubt they were new you moron.

  • stargazer2012

    The law has to go after the scrap yards that accept copper.

    • Rick Miller

      Riiiight, that’s all the cops would have time for. We can just forget about all the real crime and just worry about the scrappers. Do you people ever think?

  • tickmeoff

    This is a time when a nosy neighbor would be an asset. You have to look out for each other.

  • DonMega

    Put out your copper downspouts then wait in your garage with your gun-case closed.

  • saltydog77

    Steel gutters will rust, plastic will break from snow and ice, aluminum will corrode, and the copper will last FOREVER!