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Stolen firearms accomplice posts bond

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:46 PM

The Norwalk accomplice in a series of Peru Olena Road home burglaries involving stolen firearms was released from custody after posting bond Tuesday night.

Joshua J. Raymond, 27, of 31 E. Elm St., posted a $40,000 bond at 10 p.m. and was released from the Huron County Jail on a felony burglary charge, a corrections officer said.

Raymond was with his accomplice Alysia Holzmiller, 30, of 114 Newton St., when the thefts occurred, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. He didn't admit to stealing the two guns, but said Holzmiller distracted the homeowner during the theft, the detective explained.

Howard said other guns are still missing.

Holzmiller's mother, Norwalk resident Bonnie Heyman, said the victim wouldn't have known about the stolen guns if Holzmiller's son hadn't told him before Friday. The victim is the boy's paternal grandfather.

Holzmiller has been in the victim's home multiple times before the May 30 and June 6 incidents, her mother continued, and would have known where to find the weapons.

"She tried to pawn it off on a minor," Heyman said, referring to her grandson. "She planned it without him."

Heyman said the boy, 14, has been upset that authorities had said he helped plan the burglaries with Holzmiller and Raymond.

Authorities earlier had accused Holzmiller of selling the guns for drugs.

Heyman said it's common for her daughter, who has been using drugs such as cocaine and Oxycontin since she was a teenager, to sell things to buy drugs.

"She's a drug addict. She's a drug dealer," Heyman said about Holzmiller. "She's been a thief all her life."

Heyman said her daughter has stolen about $20,000 worth of items from her in the last 15 to 20 years.

"Whatever she can get her hands on," Holzmiller's mother added. "She's a blood hound. She'll sniff it out.

"She's a pathological liar and kleptomaniac. She's got that disease," Heyman said. "I've tried to prove that since (she was) age 12, but nobody believes me. This is a pattern she's had all her life."

Holzmiller was arrested Thursday on a Norwalk Municipal Court warrant in connection with a May 22 offense involving the theft of about $6,000 worth of jewelry from her mother.

Heyman said she lost a wedding ring, solitaire diamond and diamond necklace.

Holzmiller must post a $30,500 bond before being released from jail on burglary and theft charges in connection with the stolen firearms. Howard said earlier the woman admitted to the rural burglaries during an interview last week.

"We know for sure there were two entries into the home. It's possible there was a third," the detective has said.

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