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Crime duo in load of trouble

Scott Seitz2 • Dec 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM

An alleged boyfriend-girlfriend crime duo was arrested recently after a string of incidents involving everything from burglaries to drug possession.

"We stopped a vehicle at about 10:50 a.m. Friday on Water Street in Norwalk," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Josh Querin said.

The vehicle's occupants were Kevin Loyer, 36, and his girlfriend, Erica Trushel, 41, both of 330 E. Water St.

"We had received some information that these two might have been involved in some recent daytime burglaries," Querin said.

"We stopped the vehicle because both were wanted on warrants out of Westlake for possession of drug-abuse instruments and Loyer tried to hide in the front seat by crouching down," Querin said.

"These two were already out on bond for a break-in at the 777 Sweepstakes," Querin said.

"They were both taken into custody and interviewed about the burglaries," he added. "Kevin admitted to a burglary on Greenwich-Milan Townline Road where a bracelet and $100 cash were allegedly stolen and charged with burglary, which is a second-degree felony.

"Erica was charged with complicity to burglary, which is also an F2, and she was turned over to Westlake on their original warrant," Querin said.

Loyer remains in custody at the Huron County Jail.

"Kevin admitted to having a significant heroin problem," Querin said. "He told Capt. (Ted) Patrick he used four balloons of heroin per day and later changed his story to using 15 balloons per day.

"We suspect they were going to Cleveland to try and buy heroin," Querin said.

Loyer is also facing a possession of heroin charge, Querin said.

"We have yet to recover the bracelet," he added.

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