Roundup Time for Westlake Theft Suspects

It has been round up time for theft suspects in Westlake this week as the Westlake Police Department reports arrests in robberies.

Two alleged copper thieves – caught on camera last summer at a Crocker Park construction site – turned themselves in on Jan. 12.

Thomas WALSH (49 ) and his wife Michelle WALSH (45), both of Garfield Hts., surrendered on Breaking and Entering warrants stemming from a July, 2015 incident.  A number of callers unanimously IDed them as the suspects shown in the CCTV stills that were either broadcast by area media or posted on their websites shortly after the incident.

Thomas WALSH was a construction worker on the American Greetings job site, report police. They stole $2300 worth of copper wire and tools on July 24 around 8PM. The items were taken after the duo broke into an electrical room.

In a more recent event, coming on the afternoon of Dec. 28, a Berea woman’s wallet was stolen from her desk at her Health Campus Dr. job.  Her credit cards were used to make apprx. $645.00 worth of purchases at several locations.  Police released photos to show that a fellow in some fine millinery used one of the stolen credit cards that same day at a Petco  and a Best Buy,  both in Strongsville.


Richard YEAROUT (46 years old of Lakewood) was arrested Jan. 14 after  tipsters IDed him and provided his location in Westlake.


Noted was Yearout’s Ohio State colors.  He was clad in a scarlet OSU shirt today (sans chapeau);  he wore a gray one on the Dec. 28  offense date.



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