Fairlawn Police Blotter: Man Hides Steaks in His Pants, Nine Rolls of Toilet Paper and More

The following arrest information was supplied by the Fairlawn police department. It does not indicate a conviction.


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 kymberli.hagelberg@patch.com


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