Woman accused of selling weapons for drugs

A Norwalk woman is accused of committing a series of burglaries with her son and a male accomplice at a Peru Olena Road home last week. Her accomplice is still at large.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

A Norwalk woman is accused of committing a series of burglaries with her son and a male accomplice at a Peru Olena Road home last week.

Her accomplice is still at large.

Alysia Holzmiller, 30, of 114 Newton St., must post a $30,500 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail on burglary and theft charges.

Holzmiller is accused of making plans with her son and the Norwalk adult male to steal firearms from the rural Norwalk home in order to sell them for drugs, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said.

The victim is a relative of Holzmiller's son. Two of the incidents happened within six days.

"She received information from her son and then used that information to commit the crime," Howard added. "We know for sure there were two entries into the home. It's possible there was a third."

"There are strong indications from the investigation she has a drug habit," Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.

The Norwalk Police Department detective bureau assisted Howard and Sheriff's Col. Dave Battles with the investigation. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation processed the crime scene twice.

Holzmiller was arrested Thursday on a Norwalk Municipal Court warrant in connection with an unrelated theft offense. Howard said the suspect admitted to the rural burglaries during an interview.

In the earlier case, Holzmiller is accused of stealing about $6,000 worth of jewelry from her mother, Clifford said. The offense was reported May 22, but he said it may have happened "over a period of time."

Holzmiller's adult accomplice in the Peru Olena Road burglaries is still wanted by authorities. "We're hopeful we can take him into custody soon," Howard said.

Her son, who has not been charged, is in the custody of his father.

Howard said he has been in contact with Huron County Children's Services, which is doing an investigation, and the agency will be in touch with prosecutors and juvenile court.