Wanted in Westlake: Church Burglar IDed


Westlake Police logovargyasWestlake Police report that John W VARGYAS, 41, has been connected by DNA to all three of the recent break-ins at the Westlake Christian Church on Hilliard Blvd.

A felony warrant for Breaking and Entering was issued by the Rocky River Municipal Court after Ohio BCI analyzed evidence left at the scene.

VARGYAS frequents the Metrohealth Hospital area; his last known address was in Brooklyn Hts. His criminal record goes back to 1994 and includes convictions for Theft (both felony and misdemeanor), RSP, B&E, Probation Violation, Safecracking, Vandalism, Attempted Escape, Tampering with Coin Machines, and Burglary in Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. A number of those convictions stemmed from other church burglaries.

If you know the whereabouts of VARGYAS, contact your local law enforcement agency or Westlake Police Dept. at 440.871.3311.