Breathing Machine Missing From Front of Avon Lake Home

Possibly taken by accident, we're asking readers to help spread the word and locate the medical device ASAP.

The is asking for help in finding a portable breathing machine that was taken from a yard in the area of Parkwood Avenue and Redwood Avenue on Monday, March 19.

We're asking readers to re-Tweet and share this story on their Facebook pages to help the family retrieve the equipment as soon as possible. 

The machine, valued at $16,000, is medically needed to assist and Avon Lake disabled ma who lives in the area.

It was reported to the department that the machine, described as a Hill-Rom Vent Machine that was in a 24-inch by 18-inch black plastic Craftsman toolbox with duct tape on the handle was inadvertently left in the driveway near the curb lawn. (We're working on a photo...please check back.)

Lt. Duane Streator believes that someone might have thought it was placed out as trash and taken it by accident.  

“It was close to the curb; we think someone may have thought it was put out for trash and taken it and may not realize what was in it,” Streator said.

The device is valued at $16,000 dollars.

If anyone has information as to the whereabouts of the machine they are asked to contact the Avon Lake Police Department at 440-933-4567.





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