Strongsville Police Blotter: Man Says Mall is Handing Out Free Alcohol

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department

A shoe store employee at called police Friday evening to report a customer was shopping with an open glass of alcohol.

Police found the man shopping with his wife in the clothing store Cache. When officers told him it was illegal to have an open container in the mall, he said employees at a men's clothing store gave it to him while he tried on clothes.

Police said that was not the case.

Also, the man said he was carrying $32,000 in a bank bag, which he'd placed in his wife's purse inside a stroller. He reported that while they were trying on clothes, someone took $5,000 to $10,000 from the bag.

However, there was no proof he was carrying money and no evidence any was stolen, the report said.

Lost, Found, but Still Gone

A wallet was stolen from a vehicle on Timber Lake Drive July 24.

The owner told police a neighbor found the wallet and returned it, but the credit cards and cash were not inside.

Hiding Place Uncovered

A Hampton Place couple returned from vacation July 22 and discovered their "hidden" house key was missing and a van was driving up and down the street.

Police kept an eye on the house overnight until the couple could change their locks the next morning.

Carnival Prize for a Thief

A visitor at Strongsville Homecoming hid some valuables under the fun house about 11:30 p.m. July 23, but someone must have been watching.

A report said the bag containing two iPods, two cell phones and other items was stolen.

Happy Tale about Dog

A black lab wearing a collar with an Invisible Fence-type device was found inside 13777 Pearl Rd., about 5 a.m. July 23.

Police checked the files and found a black lab mix with a collar fob that had run away, but checked with the owner, who said all five of her dogs were home.

Officers later called another home to see if their dog was missing. The resident checked, found her back door was open and went to retrieve her dog.

Blame it on the Rain

Some pool cleaning equipment that disappeared from a Fair Road home during a storm was located July 24 at a neighbor's house.

Police determined the supplies floated away during the storm. They returned the items to the owner.



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