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Charges filed in Aurora restaurant break-in

by DAVE O'BRIEN RECORD-COURIER REPORTER Published: August 31, 2016 1:00 AM
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Ravenna -- A Cleveland man wanted for a break-in at an Aurora restaurant has been brought back to Portage County from an Ohio prison to face at least two felony charges.

Nicholas J. Andrews, 32, was wanted by Aurora police on one count each of breaking and entering and theft, both fifth-degree felonies; one count of driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of possession of drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor, and several minor traffic complaints, according to court records.

Arraigned last week in Portage County Municipal Court, Andrews was ordered held in the Portage County Jail on 10 percent of $10,000 bond, records show. Additional or amended charges are possible once the case is presented to a grand jury.

Andrews allegedly broke into the Mason Jar Grill and Pub on East Garfield Road on Nov. 8, 2015, according to Aurora police. He allegedly stole a safe containing $2,000 in cash, multiple checks and the pub's liquor license.

On Aug. 22, Andrews was brought to the Portage jail from Lorain Correctional Institution in Grafton, where he is serving a six-month prison sentence, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office and court records.

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He also was wanted for failing to appear in court on several traffic violations that allegedly occurred prior to traffic stops in Streetsboro and Aurora.

During the stop in Aurora on July 23, 2015, Andrews allegedly possessed a glass pipe containing residue of suspected cocaine, according to Aurora police.

Email: dobrien@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9400 ext. 4157

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