Donation Jar Stolen and Man Found in a Tree Lawn: Brecksville Police Blotter
The following information was supplied by the Brecksville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Donation jar stolen from a bank
A KeyBank employee called police on Aug. 22 to report that a man had stolen a donation jar of money. Police searched the area with no luck. Police viewed a surveillance video that showed a man in a baseball cap and long-sleeved shirt under a T-shirt walk in at 12:20 p.m. and take the Race for the Cure donation jar. He was in the bank for 34 seconds.
On Sept. 5, Channel 19 ran photos of the suspect. The CrimeStoppers show received information about the suspect, which they passed along to the police, and the suspect’s mother called the department. The suspect, a 21-year-old Richfield man, turned himself in later that day. He said he had problems with drugs, and that he had originally gone to the bank to take out money to buy drugs. When he saw that the bank tellers weren’t paying attention to the jar, he took the opportunity to steal it. He said there was about $130 inside, which is close to the estimate given by a bank employee. The man was charged with petty theft.
A Brecksville resident called police on Aug. 27, complaining that one of the tires on his vehicle had been slashed over the weekend. Police visited the home in the 9200 block of Pineview Oval and saw a puncture in the side of one of the tires. The man said he had recently moved in, and that the only neighbors he had trouble with were the children living behind him. They kept walking through his yard, even after he put up caution tape.
Intoxicated man picks some poor places to rest
Police went to St. Basil’s at 11:26 p.m. on Aug. 27 after receiving a call that a man was laying in the tree lawn. Police found the man with his pants around his knees. He was obviously intoxicated and knew that he had been drinking with friends at a bar, but could not remember where. Police had to carry the 33-year-old Cincinnati man to the cruiser. He was uncooperative in the interrogation room and fell asleep on the floor. When a jailer woke him, they found that he had urinated on the floor. He was charged with public intoxication/disorderly conduct.
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