Norwalk man supected in five burglaries charged

Think pocket change theft is small potatoes? Tell that to an alleged Norwalk heroin addict who siphoned about $2,100 from another man's bloated change jar in August.
Emil Whitis
Aug 24, 2012

Think pocket change theft is small potatoes? Tell that to an alleged Norwalk heroin addict who siphoned about $2,100 from another man’s bloated change jar in August.  

Joshua Lykins, 30, turned himself in on Monday and, after a long talk with Norwalk police, was charged with felony burglary.

Durning that talk Lykins confessed to a string of five burglaries, including three from the same house that involved some heavy coin.

He told police he broke into a house in the 100 block of Whittlesey Ave. three times through the same bathroom window, a Norwalk police report said. The first time he lugged $800 away, the second time he took $1,000 and the third he pilfered $600.

Up until that point police only knew of two change burglaries at the address. Homeowner David Harshberger, 55, filed the first complaint Aug. 7.

Lykins told police he turned the change into bills at a Lorain Walmart.  

He then admitted to another two burglaries at a trailer park on Townsend Avenue, according to a report.

“Lykins described the property he took from both house trailers and admitted trading it for heroin,” a report said. “He said he spent the change from (the Whittlesey Avenue home) on heroin, too.”
Norwalk police Sgt. Jim Fulton said he knew of Lykins from previous incidents.

“He was at the end of his rope,” Fulton said. “I think he was just done with it and ready to get help.”

Lykins was being held at the Huron County Jail on $20,000 bond late Wednesday.

Comments

Sit n Spin

I don't know who is worse...The thief or the idiot that allowed himself to be the victim on 3 seperate occasions !  After the 2nd time this happened to me there would have been a bear trap below that window !

Lloyd Christmas

double

Lloyd Christmas

Its been coming. Kid has been in trouble and doing drugs since he was 14-15yrs old. Its a shame, maybe he will wake up finally and be a good Dad to his kids. Prayers for a better life.

queenjhb

Hey he turned himself in.  Rehab might do it for him.  Could've spent money on his kids needs, but drugs were more important,  Besides if his kids need something, thats what taxpayers are for.  Raise taxes so we can raise more inocent children.   Crackheads Unite