Arrest made in downtown Cleveland car break-in after series of similar crimes

CLEVELAND-- A downtown worker is getting some justice after her car was broken into twice as part of a crime wave hitting Cleveland parking lots.

On Friday, Bonnie Faust saw a woman rummaging through her car, so she called police. They made an arrest. This marked the second time Faust had been a victim.

Recently, the I-Team showed you a rash of break-ins of cars at downtown lots. Broken windows, valuables taken and even wheels stolen off one car.

Cleveland police stepped up patrols, but obviously, the problem hasn’t disappeared.

No indication if the woman arrested is responsible for more of the crimes. We checked her record and it includes more than a dozen indictments. Many of the charges involved drugs.

Faust doesn’t expect the suspect to get a long prison sentence. She said she simply hopes this case sends a message to that thief and maybe others by reminding them they can end up in jail.