Lake County: Family heirlooms taken from home

4:43 PM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
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CONCORD TOWNSHIP -- The Lake County Sheriff's office says family heirlooms went missing from a Tanglewood trail home, including a silver tea pot and a sterling silver cigarette case from the 1700's.

On Wednesday, deputies went to a Tanglewood Trail home for a burglary report. The deputy spoke to the homeowner who reported that family heirlooms, a silver tea pot and a sterling silver cigarette case from circa 1700's, had been taken from her home.

She told deputies that the items were "priceless."

In talking with the homeowner, deputies became interested in talking with the son of the home's caretakers.

In two separate interviews, the son admitted stealing the items from the home. He also admitted to stealing jewelry and other silver flatware from the home and had sold it to Ohio Gold and Coin on Richmond Street.

The son said he had taken these items about one and a half weeks prior to selling them on Jan. 31. He admitted stealing the items when he was in the house with his mother.

Deputies arrested Michael Bertone and so far have charged him with a felony -- theft from the elderly. He was taken to the lake County Jail.


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