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Police Department Media Release
March 1st 2018

Original Release: 3/1/2018

Police Department Media Release - March 1st 2018 - City of Lyndhurst, Ohio

Patrick A. Ward
5301 Mayfield Road | Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
(440) 442-1234 | (440) 442-3820
Rick F. Porrello
Chief of Police

On March 1, 2018, a-19-year-old South Euclid man was sentenced for robberies and assaults of elderly victims in several municipalities.


Pierson H. Reynolds, Jr., then 18, was being sought by Lyndhurst police officers in September, 2016 after a resident reported someone acting suspiciously by approaching a neighbor’s home, running between houses, and then quickly driving off. Reynolds, under the guise of offering to cut grass, had surreptitiously followed an elderly male into his house after the resident returned home.

The real-time report of a suspicious person, and a license plate number recorded by a concerned motorist, were key factors in Lyndhurst police officers identifying, locating and arresting Reynolds that same day. His identity was being sought by several east side Cuyahoga County police departments in connections with robberies and assaults against elderly victims whom he had followed home from stores and banks.

Reynolds pleaded guilty in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge Hollie Gallagher to Aggravated Robbery, Felonious Assault, Aggravated Burglary, Burglary and Robbery. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Rick Porrello
Chief of Police

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