CAMDEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Lorain police have arrested a man accused of stealing lottery tickets.
On Saturday, two witnesses called police to report a suspicious man in the area of State Route 20 near State Route 511 in Camden Township. They said that it was the same man who they saw at the Green Circle Growers on the weekend of Sept. 15 with stolen lottery tickets.
The man said that he was looking for his brother-in-law "Goose." Both witnesses told police that Green Circle Growers has an independent truck driver with the same name.
Police went to the home of “Goose," whose wife told police that her brother goes by that name. She said she last saw her brother, Frank Stinchcomb, when he borrowed $50.
At about 4 a.m., police observed a man matching their subject description, a man approximately 5'10'' - 5'11'', 180 lbs, 45-50 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans. They said he was walking west on State Route 20 near Gore Orphanage Road. The officer at the scene said he could smell alcohol on Stinchcomb’s breath.
Police said they issued a citation for an intoxicated pedestrian in the roadway. He was placed in custody and taken to Green Circle Growers where two of the witnesses identified him and one of them told police he was certain this was the man who entered Green Circle Growers the week prior with the stolen lottery tickets.
Police also said they viewed security footage which matched the physical characteristics of Stinchcomb.
Stinchcomb was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering (F-5), Theft (M-1), and Criminal Damaging (M-2). He was then transported to the Lorain County Jail.
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