Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Amherst – Police in Amherst have arrested two Lorain men in connection with a break in at the Cooper Foster Park Road Arby’s.

Police were called Friday morning after employees of the Arby’s Restaurant discovered that someone had broken in through their drive-thru window over night.

A safe, weighing in at 400 to 500 lbs, had been taken from the restaurant and the interior had been ransacked according to Police.

The detective bureau was contacted to process the scene and was able to “obtain certain pieces of evidence.” Detectives then went to the 1200 block of 8th St in Lorain to follow up on some possible leads. While there, a suspect vehicle was located in the street. The suspect vehicle had matching evidence that tied it to the scene of the break in.

Detectives observed the vehicle from a distance and waited for the assistance of the Lorain County Violent Fugitive Task Force. While waiting for additional assistance, two Hispanic males walked from a residence toward the vehicle. One male entered the driver’s seat and started the vehicle. The other was approaching the passenger door. Both males were apprehended without further incident at approximately 11:30 a.m. that same morning.

The two males arrested were 21 year old Jose Hernandez and 18 year old Jose Fernandez – both of Lorain.

During further inspection of the vehicle, Officers located the missing safe in the rear trunk area. The vehicle was a hatchback.

Police say that it does not appear the main part of the safe was entered, although another part of the safe with a smaller amount of money was entered.

Police are not able to disclose how much money was in the safe at the time, nor how much was obtained in the smaller portion of the safe that was breached by the suspects.

There were no injuries to any party during the arrest of the suspects.

Both men were charged with Grand Theft F-4 and Breaking and Entering F-4. Both were arraigned in Oberlin Municipal Court Tuesday May 26th 2009 and the preliminary hearing is set for this Friday. Bond was set at $7500.00


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