A manager contacted Fairlawn Police after a shopper reported seeing a man stuffing meat into his pants at 2:45 p.m. July 23. Allan R. Cesa, 60, of Cuyahoga Falls, was stopped by police in the parking lot. Officers found steaks valued at $100.52 hidden in the man's pants. Cesa was given a summons for misdemeanor theft from police and a no-trespass order from the store. The steaks were returned to Giant Eagle.
Theft A security officer told police he saw a man who had made purchases in the store on July 21 return to the store at 7:50 p.m. and place nine rolls of toilet paper in his shopping bags, then go to the customer service counter to retrieve a pair of lost sunglasses. Leonard L. Wilson, of Akron, was charged with misdemeanor theft. Wilson was arrested a few blocks from the store on a Metro Bus and instructed to return to Walmart. The theft of the TP, valued at $3.00, was captured on store video.
Safecracking The manager and an employee of of America arrived at 9 a.m. to open the Summit Mall store and found the gate ajar and the keypad hanging off of a locked store safe. After entering the number, the manager discovered $500 cash and $1849.22 from previous night’s deposit missing. Keys to fitting rooms and cash registers also were missing. A store clerk told Fairlawn Police the store was closed at 9:45 p.m. the previous night and everything was locked and secure. For questions about this blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org