Avon Lake

Avon Lake police arrested a man and a woman Monday after receiving a report from Bay Village police about suspicious behavior.

According to a press release from the Avon Lake Police Department, Bay Village police were looking for a man and a woman who walked up to a house in Bay Village and asked “unusual and abnormal questions.” The two walked westbound on Lake Road after leaving the house.

Avon Lake Police Lt. Duane Streator said Bay Village has been experiencing some daytime burglaries. Police believe in some instances those responsible for the burglaries approach houses and knock on the door to see if anyone is home. If no one is home, they will break in. If someone answers the door, he said they will ask strange questions.

“That’s what we believe may be the situation,” Streator said.

The releases states a Bay Village police officer found the two near the city’s border with Avon Lake. After the officer spoke with the man, the officer learned the man had an outstanding warrant. The two fled from the officer and ran south behind houses on Lake Road.

Officers from both departments searched the area for the pair. Police found the woman hiding behind houses on Brunswick Drive near Electric Boulevard. Residents in the area helped police find the male suspect, who had hidden in an open garage on Tradewinds Drive. In attempting to leave the garage, he assaulted a Bay Village police officer and was later caught after a short foot chase.

Alexandria Miller, 21, reported homeless, was arrested for an outstanding warrant from the Elyria Police Department and was found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Nicholas Bell, 23, also reported homeless, was arrested on two outstanding warrants and was also charged with obstructing official business, assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and burglary.

Both were transported to the Lorain County Jail where they will be held pending arraignment.

See Wednesday’s edition of The Press for any updates.

Contact Bryan Wroten at bwroten@2presspapers.com

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