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Arraignment Set for Man Accused of Car, Snow Blower Thefts

Maurice Jones allegedly stole four cars and three snow blowers from Solon homes between November and February

An arraignment date has been set for the man accused of stealing four vehicles and three snow blowers between November and February.

Maurice Jones, a 42-year-old Cleveland man, is scheduled to appear June 12 in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for 14 counts of burglary, breaking and entering and grand theft of a motor vehicle. All incidents allegedly occurred in Solon.

Here's a rundown of Jones' reported thefts, according to :

  • A 42-year-old Solon Boulevard resident reported his 1990 Buick LeSabre stolen from his driveway the morning of Nov. 2. The vehicle was valued at about $3,000.
  • Two days later, a 60-year-old Solon resident said his 1991 Chevrolet Astro Van, worth $600, was stolen from the Vintage Wine Distributors parking lot at 6555 Davis Industrial Pkwy.
  • Exactly a month later, a 39-year-old Parkway Drive resident reported a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck stolen from his driveway. That vehicle was recovered within an hour a few blocks away.
  • Residents from Solon Boulevard and Edgemoor Avenue collectively reported two stolen snow blowers, a missing lawn mower and a stolen leaf blower. Both victims said the items were taken from attached garages.
  • On February 17, a woman from Edgemoor Avenue said her 1995 Chevrolet van was stolen from her driveway. Police discovered a Buick, which had been stolen from Garfield Heights, unoccupied and running next door. A leaf blower was also reported stolen from Duneden Avenue that same day.

All incidents were reported within less than a half-mile of each other.

Solon Police Detective Thomas Terwilliger presented DNA evidence from one of the vehicles in May to a grand jury. Terwilliger also provided cell phone records and surveillance video from area businesses to show that Jones had coordinated a series of thefts.

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