Grand jury indicts accused Norwalk burglar

Suspct nabbed moments after he fled residence.
Cary Ashby
Oct 14, 2013

An accused Norwalk burglar has been charged formally in connection with fleeing from inside a local residence after the victim provided a thorough description of him.

Ian S. Poland, 23, of 39 Jefferson St., was indicted Friday by a Huron County grand jury on one count each of burglary and tampering with evidence in connection with a Sept. 13 incident. The Norwalk Police Department arrested him in the basement of a Newton Street apartment complex after he reportedly fled from inside a Cortland Street residence.

"I think he admitted to what he'd done," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. "(Detective Sgt.) Jim Fulton got him to admit he was on a mission to steal to get drugs."

Two to three minutes after the crime was reported, police said an officer was checking the area when he spotted Poland cutting through back yards. Officers recovered the laptop computer that the man reportedly admitting to stealing.

"The resident gave us a really, really detailed description of him," Capt. Eric Hipp said earlier.

A story with the complete list of those indicted was published in Saturday's Norwalk Reflector.