Generator taken: A contractor at a Highland Road site reported Jan. 4 a $524 generator was stolen after a lock to a construction trailer was broken. Police said they have a videotape of the theft, which shows a suspect placing the generator into a rental truck and driving away earlier that day at around 1:40 a.m. Police are investigating.
Money taken: A Maple Heights man reported Jan. 1 he left an envelope containing $410 in cash in his unlocked car at a River Run Drive residence some time prior to 12:40 a.m. The man reported when he left the home, the money was gone. The man reported nothing else was missing from the car. Police are investigating.
Illegal payment: A Macedonia man reported Jan. 3 that $407 in fraudulent charges were made to his bank account. Police said the money was fraudulently used to make a payment to a cable TV company.
Latex gloves in winter: A suspicious man was reported walking in the Meadowlawn Drive area Jan. 1 at 5 a.m., then was spotted by Twinsburg police walking on nearby Parker Lane in Twinsburg. Police said the man was carrying a bag that was about half full of coins, a gift card and a pair of black latex gloves. Police said the man told them he had the latex gloves to keep his hands warm and that he was on his way to his mother's house, where he said he would get a ride from his mother. When police and the man arrived at the mother's house, the mother denied she had planned to give the man a ride. Police told the mother about reports of someone going through cars in the area and stealing things. According to police, the mother responded that police should lock up the 30-year-old man, saying he is a heroin addict who she said was arrested the previous month in Stow for breaking into cars. He was turned over to Twinsburg police after he admitted he had taken a handgun from a car in Twinsburg, police said.
Steaks stolen: A 44-year-old Cleveland man was charged with theft Nov. 12 at 3:15 p.m. at an East Aurora Road store. Store security personnel reported the man concealed four packages of steak in his pants and attempted to leave the store without paying. The man was apprehended by store security and held until police arrived. The total value of the steaks was $94.
Unbagged groceries: A 20-year-old Parma man and a 17-year-old Chagrin Falls girl were charged with theft Nov. 19 around 6 p.m. at an East Aurora Road store. Store security employees reported the two suspects left the store with a cart of unbagged groceries without paying. When police arrived, they said the couple could not produce a receipt. Police said the total value of the merchandise was $313.
Fraudulent purchase: A Maple Heights man reported Nov. 12 someone fraudulently used his personal information to purchase merchandise from a Golden Link Boulevard store. The report did not list what was purchased at the store.