Two men police call 'prolific burglars' arrested

Posted at 8:29 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 20:29:13-04


On May 13, a burglary was reported at a residence in the 2900 block of Lexington Avenue, police said.

Authorities reported a person was able to capture images of the suspects on a cell phone and gave the pictures to police. 

About an hour later, police reported, an officer spotted the suspects in the area of West 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue.

Police arrested Marlon Smith. The other suspect, identified as Kevon Coleman, ran from the area as Smith was being placed under arrest. 

According to officials, both suspects had active warrants for their arrest from a burglary they committed on April 28. 

The morning of May 17, the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest Coleman at an address on West 21st Street. Coleman fled from the home, but he was caught a few days later in Cincinnati and taken back Lorain. 

In addition to the above two burglary charges, Smith and Coleman both face additional burglary charges and weapons charges from multiple residential break ins, authorities reported. 

Any information regarding burglaries committed by Smith and Coleman, or any other suspects in any burglaries, should be directed to the Lorain Police Department Detective Bureau at 440-204-2105.