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Police reports for the week of Sept. 21

Published: September 22, 2016 3:26 PM
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• Store reports employee caught stealing on video: Police charged a 23-year-old Cleveland woman with theft Sept. 4 after her Macedonia Commons employer reported she had been caught on video taking $40 on Sept. 2.  According to the report, a customer had asked for $40 cash back and instead of giving it to the customer, the employee was seen on video putting the money into her pocket.
• Police investigating theft of pressure washer: Police responded to an Alexandria Way store Sept. 7 around 1:45 p.m. for a report of theft that occurred earlier in the day. According to the report, a store employee said a man in his late 20s or early 30s asked him to check the price of a kayak and while the employee was occupied, moved a pressure washer worth at least $400 near the store’s back loading dock. Then, with the help of a second man, the customer loaded the machine into the back of a vehicle and drove off without paying. The employee said he was not sure exactly which model of pressure washer had been taken, so he was not sure about its value. The employee wrote down the vehicle’s license plate number, and police are investigating.
• Items taken from locked basement: Police were called to a Shepard Hills Boulevard residence Sept. 6 for a report of a theft. The property owner said someone entered the locked basement of a home he rents out and took two night vision rifle scopes and “multiple authentic German World War II uniforms,” according to the report. The value of the items was not listed. Police said there was no sign of forced entry and are investigating.
• Woman charged with theft after store reports she stole steaks: Police charged an 18-year-old Northfield Village woman with theft and possession of criminal tools after a Macedonia Commons store reported she had been observed putting steaks into her purse and leaving the store without paying. The employee described the car the woman had left in and police located it and found the merchandise still in her purse. The meat’s value was not listed. The steaks were returned to the store. The woman also had in her car five steaks police found had been taken from a Northfield Center grocery store. According to a Summit County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, those steaks were worth around $77.
• Prisoner did not return from hospital: Police requested a warrant for the arrest of a 33-year-old Maple Heights man on a charge of escape Sept. 6. According to the report, the man had been transported to Hillcrest Hospital for medical treatment Sept. 5 around 1:30 p.m. The man had been instructed to return to the jail after his treatment was completed, but had left the hospital around 4:20 p.m. without being properly discharged, according to the report. He had not returned to jail or contacted police and police are charging him with escape, a first-degree misdemeanor. He had been in jail on a mayor’s court warrant for theft, the report states.
Northfield Center
• Woman reports car was ‘keyed’: A deputy responded to an East Twinsburg Road residence Sept. 4 around midnight for a report of vandalism. A Stow woman said she had left her car at the residence from around 1 to 11:30 p.m. and found someone had scratched the hood and both sides of her 2015 Toyota. The damage was estimated at $1,400.
Property damage
• Siding, lights damaged with pellet gun: Deputies responded to an Olde Eight Road home Aug. 23 for a report of property damage. According to the report, someone apparently shot the siding and an outdoor light with a pellet gun some time between 5 p.m. Aug. 22 and noon on Aug. 23. The estimated damage is $250.
• Car window broken: Deputies responded to a West Aurora Road business Sept. 9 around 1:30 after a Sagamore Hills resident reported someone broke the rear passenger window of his 2012 Kia. The damage occurred between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., according to the report. There was no damage estimate and the report did not state whether anything was missing from the car.
• Suspect left store without paying for equipment: Deputies responded to a Golden Link Boulevard store for a report of theft Sept. 5 around noon. According to the report, a man stole a pole saw trimmer attachment and a hedge trimmer attachment, each worth about $100, from the store between 9:30 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 5. No further information was listed on the report.
Domestic violence
• Husband allegedly threatened wife: Deputies responded to a residence after receiving a report of a domestic dispute Sept. 7 around 9 p.m. According to the report, a couple in their 40s were at the residence. The report states the wife told deputies her husband threatened to cut her throat if she filed for divorce and deputies arrested him on a charge of domestic violence — menacing. He was taken to the Summit County Jail. The woman also filed for a temporary protection order through Stow Municipal Court, the report states.

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