NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio –
Stolen car: Great Northern Mall
A man and his girlfriend called the police at 6:16 p.m. on Dec. 27 to report his car had just been stolen from outside the Wild Mango restaurant.
The couple had gone into the restaurant to pick up an order and left the car with the keys in the ignition and running. While they were inside the restaurant picking up the food, the male owner heard tires squealing and looked outside to see his 2000 Toyota Camry being driven away.
North Olmsted police entered information about the car into a state police computer database.
Theft from auto: Lorain Road
Officers at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 23 responded to Advanced Diagnostics Auto repair on a report of a catalytic converter being stolen from a car that had been parked in the lot.
The shop owner told police he completed work on Dec. 11 on a 2007 Toyota Prius and placed the car a lot for the owner to pick it up. On Dec. 23, the owner’s daughter arrived for the car, but when she started it, there was a problem with the exhaust system. The shop soon realized the catalytic converter had been cut off.
The damage is about $1,100. No other cars on the lot were damaged.
Petty theft: Brookpark Road
Officers at 3:51 p.m. on Dec. 21 responded to Walmart regarding a suspected male shoplifter.
A store asset protection officer said the suspect went through a self-service checkpoint and purchased numerous items for $38.49. The store employee became suspicious because a vacuum cleaner the man purchased sells for $472.92. The officer stopped the man and learned a deodorant sticker had been placed on the vacuum so it would ring up for only $5.97.
Officers charged the suspect with misdemeanor theft.
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