Pinball machines stolen from a former doctor’s office; Cell phone stolen from Pick Wick employee: Berea police blotter
BEREA, Ohio –
Break and Enter: West Bagley Road
Two pinball machines, computers and two kitchen lights were among the items reported stolen on September 3 from the former Patient First doctor’s office, 276 West Bagley.
The back door of the vacant building had been left unlocked. The victim said the building has been broken into six or seven times in the past nine months.
The victim’s friend was cutting the grass on the property on September 3 and said he believed someone was in the building while he was there. He checked inside and saw no one, but subsequently noticed a man outside the building.
The victim’s friend approached the man and took pictures of him and his Ohio ID card. Police were still waiting to receive the photos at the time of the report.
The building also lacked a scale, tools, various kitchen items, wall art, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and medical supplies. The victim told police he had locked the building and would check its condition more frequently.
Theft: Front Street
An unidentified man stole a cell phone from an employee at the Pick Wick Food Mart, 450 Front, around 3 p.m. on September 9.
The worker had left his phone on a store shelf while he was stocking. When he returned to his phone, there was nothing left.
Pick Wick staff watched the security video and saw the male suspect – in his 50s, bald and wearing a navy blue polo shirt – stealing the phone. The man then walked over to the counter and made a purchase using an electronic benefit card. He left no information that could identify him.
Store staff said the man was a semi-regular Pick Wick customer, but they did not know his name. Police called the number of the stolen phone, but the calls went straight to voicemail.
Flight: West Bridge Street
A purse containing eight or nine credit cards, a cell phone and $ 5 in cash was stolen around 4 p.m. from a shopping cart outside Giant Eagle, 50 West Bridge.
The victim said the handbag was stolen while loading groceries from the shopping cart into her car. Police advised the woman to cancel her credit cards and said they would check to see if the theft was captured on Giant Eagle security video.