Vehicle break-in suspect nabbed at scene

Norwalk police had received the report of four or five male suspects entering people's vehicles around 3 a.m.
Cary Ashby
Feb 2, 2013


Police caught a male suspect reportedly near the scene of several vehicle break-ins this week.

Norwalk police officers responded to the area of North Pleasant and Jefferson streets at 3:12 a.m. Tuesday. Police had received the report of four or five male suspects entering people's vehicles a few minutes earlier.

"The subjects fled at the sight of responding police cruisers, running ... back in the area of Minard Place and State Street," Officer Timothy Skinner said in his report.

Police located Derik S. Wright, 23, of 322 Castalia St., Bellevue, and charged him with theft, receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments. He was transported to the Huron County Jail.

"Numerous items were located/recovered during the investigation, including four GPS units, a MP3 player and an iPod. Drug paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments and marijuana were also located in the vehicle," Skinner reported.

Police are continuing to seek the other suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Norwalk Police Department at (419) 663-6780.


HS Sports Fan

You can bet none of the break-ins were at any of their local bars. If so they would have been there and caught them ALL red handed. Shows ya theres more to tend to then hiding around the corners and following patrons as they leave the bars.

Sitting In The ...

This is a perfect example of why you should always lock your vehicles. Is that what happened to you HS ?

HS Sports Fan

If your asking about getting followed, Yes. the last 2 saturdays I attended the big Norwalk Basketball games, stopped at Bluto's for a bite to eat and no alcohol and was followed both nights. Is that how they treat visitors? If I was on herion they probably would have rolled out the red carpet. If you can't tell I'm still upset.


If you werent doing anything illegal, shouldnt worry about them wasting their time following you.


If you were sober and only at dinner why are you so upset? Oh, did the cops waste your time?


I would call it a waste of time. Who wouldn't?


I remember when he was just a kid. Sad!


My vehicle was broke into that night, they took a new in the box bottle jack then left my driver's door open, so I woke up the next morning with a dead battery. I hope you enjoy my jack in jail!


Why people leave valuable things in cars these days amazes me. Take out your stuff and your car won't be broken into.


You should always lock your doors now as we always did when we went to Sandusky. Norwalk is now just as bad and looks to be on it's way to getting worse. They call Sandusky Cracktown, is Norwalk now Smacktown? I'd worry alittle more about the drug and theft problem and alittle less about following people when they leave the bars. I'm guessing by now not to many people are dumb enough to leave a Norwalk bar drunk. You don't want people to start moving away from Norwalk next.


this scumball is part of a bigger group that has been robbing people blind in the bellevue area stealing everything from dirtbikes to change ! police stations are being flooded with calls and are only catching a few ..but within a few days they are back out on the streets and at it again ..sounds like the people of bellevue are banning together and gonna take the pill heads on and bring this drug induced thievery to an end ! there are pics circulating on fb of these people stealing in broad day light when they think people are at work .lucky for a few someone snapped a few pics and called authorities but the stuff they are stealing disappears into thin air ..why do they not get harsher punishments for this kinda stuff ?


locking your car is actually the dumbest thing to do ,if they want in they will just bust a window out i was told by an insurance agent to leave your doors unlocked and make sure there is nothing for them to steal .theyre all pill heads and when they see theres nothing in there of value they move on to the next .....of course unless the one that is startled by the owner kindly leaves his cell phone in there car .....time to start calling some contacts and sharing on the internet i guess


didhejustsaythat76...That has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I would personally think about switching insurance companies.

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swiss cheese kat

Leaving your car unlocked would be a great excuse for insurance companies to not pay up.


Umm I think you missed the point. If you dont leave anything of value in your car and leave it unlocked....there is nothing to break or steal, insurance claim to make.