Cleveland Heights police arrest suspect in Lee Road break-ins
For several months, business owners in the Cedar Lee Business District have been victims in a series of overnight break-ins and burglaries—often involving smashed storefront windows and resulting in thousands of dollars in property damage.
Earlier today, the Cleveland Heights Police Department announced it had arrested a man in connection with those break-ins. Though the Police Department has posted a photo of the suspect on its Facebook page, his name has not yet been made public.
According to the police department’s Facebook page, the suspect—who is allegedly wanted in Maryland for burglary—is in county jail under a $50,000 bond. Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson was not available for comment before this report was posted.
“As a merchant, I’m grateful that the police department is so supportive and the city has made it a priority to apprehend this guy,” said Adam Fleischer, owner of The Wine Spot on Lee Road—one of the merchants that suffered property damage from the string of break-ins. “I feel our community is safer, and, to be honest, that’s why we decided to locate in Cleveland Heights to begin with.”
Deanna Bremer Fisher
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.