A Lowe's employee and part time police officer has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from the store.
Streetsboro police say the store on Route 303 reported an employee-related theft, and after investigating, they arrested 35 year-old Steven W. Clark of Chesterland on fourth degree felony theft charges. He was arrested while working at Lowe's.
Streetsboro police Lt. Darin Powers says that the theft of both cash and merchandise caused a $16,000 loss to the store, and happened over four months.
"This was something that was going on over a period of time," Lt. Powers tells AkronNewsNow.com. "It wasn't just one incident, it was a chain of incidents."
Clark was also a part-time officer in the Windham police department at the time.
Windham police tell AkronNewsNow that Clark resigned his post with the department immediately following the arrest.
The case is still under investigation.
It sounds like police arrived just in time to prevent a burglar from getting away with anything.
A Cleveland man is being held on various charges after Streetsboro police say he broke into Buffalo Wild Wings on State Route 14.
Lt. Darin Powers says the restaurant's alarm system went off around 2:30 a.m. Police arrived to find a cut phone line outside and a guy with a ski mask inside. Powers says that's when Thomas Yafanaro, 48, ran out the front door, where officers were waiting.
The cops say Yafanaro was still wearing the ski mask and carrying pry bar, wedge and gloves.
Police say three cash registers were damaged but nothing was missing.
Streetsboro Police are searching for thieves who they say are stealing catalytic converters from parked cars within the city.
News Channel 5 reports the thefts occurred within a 24-hour time frame at three apartment complexes.
Police say Tuesday five thefts have been reported at Shady Lake Apartments, Portage Pointe Drive and Maplewood Drive while the cars were parked overnight. There have been no arrests made as of yet.
Catalytic converters can be profitable, as they are sold for hundreds of dollars a piece at either a scrap yard or recycling center.
Anyone with information can call or email the Streetsboro Police Department.
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A 68-year old Ravenna man has died two days after the car he was driving was involved in a head-on collision on State Route 14 in Streetsboro.
Henry Kelker died at Akron City Hospital this morning (Thursday).
Streetsboro Police report that Kelker's car wet left of center and struck a car driven by 29-year old Tracy Whittaker of Streetsboro on Tuesday afternoon. Whittaker was taken to Akron General Medical Center and remains hospitalized.
Alcohol or drugs are not considered a factor in the collision. The crash is under investigation by the Streetsboro Police Department.
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