Thursday, October 14, 2010


Story & Photos by BRIAN WOODSElyria – Just hours after a Dodge Charger was stolen off a car lot on Cleveland Street in Elyria an alert Sheriff’s Deputy spotted it on Route 113 near Bechtel Road.

Elyria Police were dispatched to Motorcars of Elyria after the owner reported that a man drove off his lot with a 2007 red Dodge Charger Hemi RT. David, co-owner of Motorcars told Police that a black male entered his showroom asking about the Charger. David, who was with another customer at the time, told the man he would have to wait a few minutes. After the man interrupted several more times, David gave him the keys to go check out the car. The male was at the car for about 15 minutes and at one point David saw him on the phone and he was told by the suspect that he was talking to his girlfriend. He said she was on her way to also look at the car. David then went back into the building, he returned a few minutes later and the Charger and the man were both gone. He told Police the man exited the lot onto White Oak Drive and he did not see him leave.

David described the suspect as a black male in his late 30’s to early 40’s, 5’8 to 5’10, wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. He also said the male had a bloody scab on the tip of his nose.

A Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol spotted the Charger on Route 113 and called for assistance from the Elyria Police Department. Officers arrived and all 3 subjects in the car were pulled out and questioned.

The driver of the car, Dale Bugg Jr., was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Fictitious Plates and Expired Operators License. The other two occupants were released.



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