Police: Crime Spree Ends for Cuyahoga Falls Duo
Cuyahoga Falls police believe they've found the pair responsible for numerous car break-ins over the last several months.
They got 'em.
After a lengthy investigation by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Detectives Bureau, Robert J. Ponte and Diana M. Mikoletic were charged with felony and misdemeanor counts in connection with a rash of car thefts that were reported throughout the city over the last several months.
According to a Feb. 5 police press release, the pair allegedly stole two handguns, two rifles, a large amount of ammunition, cash, jewelry, credit cards, laptops and GPS devices.
Falls Police Sgt. James Singleton said officers recovered some of the property, including the rifles; but added the handguns had not yet been found.
Ponte, 26, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with grand theft, a third-degree felony; theft, a fifth-degree felony; receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony; falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor; and seven additional counts of theft, all first-degree misdemeanors.
Mikoletic, 28, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony; falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor; and misuse of credit cards, a first-degree misdemeanor.
"Ponte is currently committed to the Lorain Correctional Facility on previous offenses and arrangements are being made to return him to Summit County to appear on the new charges," said Singleton in a prepared statement.
Mikoletic is free on bond following an arraignment at Stow Municipal Court.