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Police Make Arrests In Copper Thefts At Rockefeller Building, Cumberland Pool

Two Cleveland Heights residents are accused of tearing down gutters from the historic buildings.

Nearly a half a dozen copper thefts were reported in Cleveland Heights between July 25 and July 30, and police arrested two men accused of three of the crimes.

received a report that men were tearing down copper gutters in the courtyard at 4:13 a.m. July 30. Police arrested Cleveland Heights resident Erik Henry and charged him with theft.

More copper thefts were reported at , , and at a home on Ardmore Road.

Cleveland Heights resident Joseph Eyerman was charged with the copper gutter thefts at Cumberland Pool July 27 and Church of the Savior on July 26.

Police are still investigating the incidents at Church of Christ and on Ardmore Road, reported July 25.

Reports compiled from call logs and information from the Cleveland Heights Police Department.

Ralph Solonitz August 03, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Make him help in the re- installation.
Michael Kechisen August 08, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Love the idea Ralph! He should also hold an "I stole" sign for everyone to see...
Joeelliot September 16, 2012 at 09:41 PM
you say that, but you really don't know this kid. He is a really great person who happened to have shitty friends. He was always there to help you even if no one else would. then one day he let a mutual friend of ours stay in his apartment. Joe payed for this apartment all by himself, who worked hard to always make sure he had money, well the friend he let in was and old friend who i used to do heroin with (i'm clean now, he's not) and the kid stole all of Joes rent money to buy dope the night before rent was do. Joe was desperate he came to my house but i wasn't there. If I had been I would have lent him money and none of this would have happened. He didn't know what to do but he know the old roommate who stole his money had been stealing a lot of copper. so he figured he had no choice but to try and do that he could avoid being homeless. and he got caught, thus destroying his life, and got blamed for all the robberies done by the kid who stole his money and the other guy arrested. I'm not saying that was he did was in any way right. it was defiantly the wrong thing to do. But i want you to know about the actual person and not just the thief in the paper. Joe was very generous. He'd always buy you something to eat if you were hungry, who was always happy and would dance around playing guitar and banjo and drop everything he was doing in one second to come help you with anything. So I want you to know Ralph. that Jow would love the importunity to but it all back up.
Joeelliot September 16, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Like I said to Ralph Joe is a really great person. he got fucked over cause he was too nice and an old buddy who he let in his house cause the kid was homeless completely screwed him over. He knows what he did was wrong. He knows that he's just destroyed his life, He was going to CSU fulltime with no help from anyone. working hard, and trying to due better things, but he was put in a tight situation and i wish I could have helped cause no did and he was desperate and he did something really stupid. But he didn't do it for drug money, he didn't do it to be a hoodlum. He did it to keep a roof over his head and now he's got this on his record his whole life. I agree that stealing is wrong, But sometimes you gotta look deeper into this before judging someones character based solely and a huge mistake he made when he was really different and didn't know what to do.
Ralph Solonitz September 16, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Each case needs to be evaluated...helping with the reinstall is not too much in my mind. I did lots of stupid stuff too...I paid for it and the lesson was learned.

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