Two charged after Cleveland band’s gear, trailer stolen

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John Hess (left) and Michael Williams

LAKEWOOD, Ohio- Two men are facing charges after a Cleveland band’s instruments was stolen.

On Sept. 21, a trailer containing about $40,000 in gear belonging to the band Pop Rocks was stolen from in front of the drummer’s house on Winchester Avenue in Lakewood.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said John Hess, 39, and Michael Williams, 29, sold one of the stolen guitars to a Cleveland pawn shop.

Hess admitted he found the truck and trailer and drove it to a vacant house, where he unloaded the stolen equipment, prosecutors said. He then abandoned the trailer along the ramp to Interstate 490 in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.

Hess and Williams were charged with receiving stolen property.

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