Man seen stealing laundry machine change arrested

Edmond Ballard, 33.

Authorities have apprehended a man accused of stealing change from laundry machines in the Starr Avenue apartment complex.

The apartment complex owner called police after he saw Edmond Ballard, 33, break into the laundry facility and begin turning over eight washer and dryers around 10:30 a.m. Monday. The police report says Ballard also destroyed the machines by removing pieces and parts.

Ballard was charged with breaking and entering and tampering with coin machines and arraigned in Oregon Municipal Court on Thursday.

Upon his arrest, Toledo police found a crack pipe in his pants and also charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.