October 23, 2014

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Police find crack, heroin on burglary suspect

Robert Simmons

Robert Simmons

AMHERST – A man who police say ran from a house after a burglary was found with a bag of crack and a bag of heroin.

Robert Simmons, 34, was charged with burglary, possessing criminal tools, possession of heroin, possession of crack, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in Amherst.

Police arrived at the 500 block of Jackson Street around 3:30 p.m. Thursday for a call about a burglary in progress and were told that the suspect – later identified as Simmons – ran from the house and got into a green Dodge pickup up the street.

An officer saw the vehicle, driven by Simmons, traveling southbound on Jackson Street before turning onto Elyria Road and then eastbound on Middle Ridge Road.

Simmons tossed a bag of white powder out of the car as he drove, according to police.

Officers stopped the car on Middle Ridge Road and took Simmons into custody while they searched his car. Inside, they found a bag of heroin and a bag of crack.

Simmons was taken to Lorain County Jail. where he was being held on Friday on a $50,000 bond.

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


  • Kim

    I cannot stand a thief or a druggie, cut their hands off, problem solved!

  • Americaschild

    Just say NO –Amherst, Avon Lake Avon–BIG DRUG PROBLEM! Sad and it aint going away.

  • oldruss

    Combine this story with the anti-heroin rally in Lakeview Park in Lorain set for today (Saturday), and one can hope that this miscreant gets the book thrown at him by whichever judge he goes before. There should be at least one felony in his laundry list of offenses, which gets him into the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas, and should get him a serious prison sentence.