Portage County deputies injured arresting burglary suspect

By Dave O'Brien | Staff Writer Published:

Two Cleveland residents, a man and a woman, have been arrested by Portage County sheriff's deputies in connection with three residential burglaries in Northern Portage County in the past week, allegedly committed to feed their heroin habits.

The male suspect also allegedly assaulted two sheriff's detectives who went to arrest him at his mother's home in Geauga County and may face additional charges, according to the sheriff's office.

Portage County Sheriff David Doak said Brian C. Cieszykowski, 30, and Angie M. Wyatt, with a last known address on Wanda Avenue in Cleveland, are suspects in two daytime burglaries in the 5000 block of Winchell Road on Feb. 5 and a third on Winchell Road in Hiram Township on Thursday.

No residents were home at the time of the first two burglaries, but detectives received information on a suspicious vehicle and two suspects seen in the area at the time, Doak said.

Just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, sheriff's deputy Matthew Tramba saw a vehicle in the 4900 block of Winchell Road with Wyatt and Cieszykowski inside that matched the description of the suspect vehicle in the burglaries and performed a traffic stop. Wyatt was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation in Geauga County. Cieszykowski was interviewed and released, Doak said.

After a third burglary was reported in the 6000 block of Winchell Road in Hiram Township that day, deputies determined that both suspects were involved in the three burglaries and an arrest warrant was sworn out for Cieszykowski, Doak said.

Sheriff's detectives Trent Springer and Jim Acklin found Cieszykowski at his mother's residence in Troy Township in Geauga County on Friday night, according to Lt. Greg Johnson, chief of detectives at the sheriff's office. While attempting to arrest him, Cieszykowski allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted Springer and Acklin before they were able to take him into custody.

Springer received five stitches to close a cut on his hand at Geauga County Hospital and was released, Johnson said, while Acklin did not require medical treatment. Both were back to work on Monday, he said.

Cieszykowski will be charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest by Geauga County authorities, according to Doak.

Wyatt is charged with one count of complicity to burglary, a second-degree felony, for the incident in Hiram Township. She and Cieszykowski are being held in the Portage County jail on 10 percent of $35,000 bond pending future court dates following their arraignments Monday in Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna. Conditions of their bond are no contact with each other or the alleged victims in the case, according to court records. Johnson said the duo committed the crimes to feed their heroin addictions.

Additional charges are pending the presentation of the case to a Portage County grand jury.

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  • Since the road deputies did the investigation, maybe there's hope? I doubt it though cause Major "CHAOS" Kelly is in charge of that too. "Hows comes yous didn't get dem two suspects before deys broke into da second house?" Well let me explain Major, we now have more deputies assigned to the Portage County Drug Task Force than we have officers assigned to patrol our neighborhoods. "I don't wants no excuses, I will petition da judges to start usin' some of our low lever offenders dat are back in da jail. Da inmates do a good job cleanin up dog poop, cruisers, mowin, snow removal and rehabin future secret locations of our drug task force, i'm sure dey could help us in da road division. Dat would also save us some money too." The light bulb isn't very bright and gets dimmer by the day.

  • Well our courts have always given probation for assaulting and officer and for drug use or sales. This is a “two fer” so these people should get 2 vacations to Warren and 2 probation periods. These poor little misunderstood druggies can’t help themselves and it will take a village to stop them.

  • Did anyone happen to notice that the people with the "drug problem" are from Cleveland? These are not the same locals that live in Portage county. The idiots thought they could repeatedly hit homes in the area (even on the same street) without getting caught. Their fine "drug problem" is what got them locked up. All of their brain cells must be burned up.

  • When I saw "Portage County deputies" in the headline I knew there would be the same old boo hooing, I'm starting to wonder if it's because the Sheriff Dept. is getting between these posters and their Fix.

  • @ Faqu: Admitting there is a problem is the first step in getting better. Problem with communities like Aurora is they don't admit to having a problem.

  • WHEN IS SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE IN AURORA ABOUT OUT DRUG PROBLEM??? Do we even have a task force officer in aurora?

  • Limbert is known for collecting dirt and then holding it. ( Defense attorney Tom Adgate calls him "the J. Edgar Hoover of Summit County." )

  • Der is heroin up in dem der parts! Maybe "Lyin" Larry and Major "CHAOS" Kelly will take notice? Nah, no methamphetamine, just heroin. Dale and Larry's mission statement, "Do something even if it's wrong!" Unfortunately, the latter segment of the statement is usually accomplished. Could ya'll imagine the radio traffic from those two detectives to the "Llama"? (L.T. Greg Johnson) " Sir, I've been in alittle tussle with our booglery suspects and cut myself, I need some assistance." L.T. "Llama" where did you cutsssss yourssssself? Go to the nearesssssssst hossssssspital and get ssssssssome sssssssssstitchessssssss. I'll be in route to to butte ssssstroke the ssssssupect." Alot of s'ss probably through the "Llama" into a whirlwind. I feel bad for the inmates that have the cruiser clean-up detail today. Don't think there's enough windex to do the job on that poor cruiser! I will give the Llama credit, been listening to his radio traffic and he is definately trying to cut down on his lissssp, soundin' alot more professional as of late! Now that's funny and it just makes "CENTS"!

  • What do you know another article about heroin addicts burglarizing a home to feed their drug habits!! We will be seeing more and more of these articles due to the fact that our counties drug task force have no clue how to target heroin dealers! They believe surveillance is the key to fighting this growing problem in our county! See the problem starts with the administration! These tards live in a fantasy world. They watch A&E's dea show or crime 360 and try to utilize it in the real world! This is real life here not a tv show! I hear the new jump out drug raid van is an old mrdd short bus painted black? If that's true then dale Kelly and Larry limbert will feel right at home, they'll feel like kids again!! I'd love to see them window lickers pull up to a dope house! I can see it now - the ramp unfolds and limbert, Kelly and Johnson speed down the ramp with their masks on riding on their pride jazzy(electric carts for elderly) with lights and bicycle horns honkin!!!! Whew whew pull over whew whew search warrant!!!!