Man caught stealing sausage, peanut butter: Police issued a summons for theft to a 20-year-old Akron man Jan. 15 after an employee of a Midway Plaza business told police he saw the suspect select and conceal two smoked sausages and two jars of peanut butter mixed with grape jelly with a total value of $12 before leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect was advised not to return to the store.
Unknown man makes off with cases of Red Bull: The loss prevention officer at a South Avenue business told police a maintenance worker had observed a man loading a cart full of $150 worth of Red Bull into a vehicle. According to the report, the store has been getting hit with numerous Red Bull thefts, so the employee thought it looked suspicious. He took a photo of the car and license plate and shared it with the loss prevention officer, who was able to watch the theft via surveillance video. Police are investigating.
Cash removed from mislaid purse: A North Thomas Road woman told police Jan. 18 the day before, while she was carrying groceries into her apartment, she inadvertently left her purse in the hallway outside. According to the report, in the morning, when she realized her purse was missing, she went to look for it and discovered it was gone. She subsequently found the purse in the trash container outside the building, but the $80 she had inside the purse was gone.
Man leaves store with candy: The manager of a West Avenue business told police Jan. 18 he observed a man leave the store without paying for $120 worth of candy.
Tallmadge man issued summons for theft: Police issued a summons for theft to a 20-year-old Tallmadge man Jan. 20 after attempting to leave a West Avenue business without paying for $129 worth of food and other merchandise. The suspect was told not to return to this business, or another business he was caught stealing from on Jan. 14. According to the report, this was the man's third arrest/summons for theft in Tallmadge since the beginning of 2014.