Suspected ‘gift grabbers’ arrested in Westlake

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WESTLAKE - Two men were arrested on Wednesday in Westlake after a resident noticed them taking a package from a neighbor's porch.

Both Westlake and North Olmsted police responded, as the area of the theft is on the border of both cities.

The men were arrested by Westlake police and multiple packages were recovered from their vehicle. They are currently being held in the Westlake City Jail, according to Westlake Police Captain Guy Turner.

The driver of the vehicle, Hermon Toney, 28, has previously been convicted of robbery, attempted burglary and a probation violation. He is charged with two counts of theft and three counts of possession of criminal tools (knives, gloves and cell phones), according to Turner.

Jamir Johnson, 22, was the passenger in the vehicle, which belonged to his mother.

Johnson had an outstanding warrant from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office and is charged with two counts of theft and three counts of possession of criminal tools (same as above), carrying various weapons (stun gun), illegal conveyance (brought marijuana into jail), two counts of criminal trespassing, illegal possession/abuse of food stamps (had someone else's Ohio Direction card), and possession of marijuana, according to Turner.

Both men have bonds set at $25,000 and are due back in court on December 14.

US Postal Inspection Service has also been notified to investigate.

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