CUYAHOGA FALLS: Alert neighbors are being credited with helping police solve one of five burglaries committed in the city since May 27 and thwart a second one in progress over the weekend.
Jason W. Ferrell, 36, of Ravenna, and Nick J. Limric, 26, of Elmwood Street, appeared Monday in Stow Municipal Court on one count each of burglary.
Ferrell also appeared on warrants for receiving stolen property and forgery from an unrelated Tallmadge case.
Both are in the Summit County Jail. Ferrell’s bond is $75,000 and Limric’s was set at $50,000.
They are expected to return to court next week.
Ferrell is accused of breaking into a home in the 600 block of East Broadway Street on Wednesday.
A neighbor reported to police that he saw a man loading items from the house into a green compact car around 9:45 a.m.
Police sent the car’s description to area police departments.
Falls Police Capt. Jack Davis said Tallmadge Police were able to provide Ferrell’s name. He was arrested Friday.
On Saturday, an alert neighbor called police to report a burglary in progress at a Lynn Drive home.
Police responded and found Limric inside.
Davis said residents called police because they saw something suspicious.
“We count on people to be an extra set of eyes and ears for the officers,” Davis said. “And we encourage people to call in suspicious or weird situations while they’re happening.”
He said officers are happy to respond even if the call doesn’t lead to a crime solved.
“It takes the cooperation of other agencies and private citizens to help put these guys away,” Davis said.
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