Police Blotter: Woman May Have Invited Thieves to Take Her Purchases

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department


A shopper at SouthPark Mall told police someone stole clothes she had just purchased from the trunk of her car Nov. 29.

But she said she may have accidentally activated the trunk release as she walked into another store, leaving the items open for grabbing.

A report said the woman purchased items totalling $47 from a religious store across from the mall, put them in her trunk, then went to Dillard's and bought a dress and pair of pants for $104.

She put those in the trunk, too, and drove around the mall to get to Macy's.

When she came out about 3:30 p.m., her merchandise was no longer in the trunk.

She said she fears she opened the trunk from her remote key fob.

Dog Fight

Employees at Petland at SouthPark Mall said they were threatened by customers after they wouldn't let a girl hold a dog Dec. 1.

After they told the girl she couldn't pick up a dog because she was underage, someone with her pretended to be her guardian.

The girl's parents then entered the argument and told an employee she "beter watch herself" after work.

The employee did not seek charges, but said she wanted the family banned from the store. 

The parents denied making any threats and said they would take their concerns to the corporate offices.

Hit-Skip on Co-Moor

A witness reported that a car hit a tree on Co-Moor Boulevard about 2:40 a.m. Nov. 30 and left the scene.

The driver was trying to change his tire on Fawn Meadow, the caller said.

Police located the vehicle in a driveway on Trillium Trail and arrested the driver on suspicion of drunken driving.

No Ammo

Someone reported shotgun shells lying on Foltz Parkway n front of a business Nov. 30.

Police said the debris was actually a hand-held spotlight.


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