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Porch Pirates: Police nab two prowling present thieves

Jamir Johnson (Source: Westlake PD) Jamir Johnson (Source: Westlake PD)
Hermon Toney (Source: Westlake PD) Hermon Toney (Source: Westlake PD)
Stun gun found on Johnson. (Source: Westlake PD) Stun gun found on Johnson. (Source: Westlake PD)
Jamir Johnson's mother's Cadillac. (Source: Westlake PD) Jamir Johnson's mother's Cadillac. (Source: Westlake PD)
WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - Two men are sitting in the Westlake City Jail after they were caught stealing a package off a porch.

A Stonehedge Drive resident called 911 after they saw the passenger of a black Cadillac take a parcel off a neighbor's porch earlier this week. Westlake and North Olmsted Police responded to the call.

The North Olmsted patrolman stopped a car matching the description on Walter Road. 

Both occupants were arrested by Westlake Police and several packages recovered from the vehicle. They had been stolen from two homes on Stonehedge Dr.

"They caught them right around the corner. They recovered every thing so we are very happy with what was done," said one homeowner who was a near-victim.

The passenger, 22-year-old Jamir Johnson, from Cleveland, has an active warrant in Cuyahoga County and is now facing a slew of charges including two counts of theft, possession of marijuana and carrying various weapons (stun gun) in Westlake.  

The driver, Hermon Toney, 28, also of Cleveland, is facing theft and possession of criminal tools as well. Toney has previously been convicted of robbery (with gun), attempted burglary, and probation violation. The Cadillac he was driving belongs to Johnson's mother. Both Toney and Johnson are being held on $25,000 bond. 

"Ordinarily these guys are sneak thieves. They don't want to get caught. What concerns me is the stun gun in the car," said Westlake Police Chief Guy Turner. 

All the packages stolen have been returned. The US Postal Inspection Service was contacted and will also be investigating.

"I am thankful for my neighbor for recovering it. It would have been hard to recover this before Christmas," said the homeowner. 

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