Man steals vodka from Valero; neighbors complain about barking dog: Berea police blotter

March 8, 2018 GMT

Man steals vodka from Valero; neighbors complain about barking dog: Berea police blotter

Theft, Front Street: A Berea man, 33, was arrested at about 4:45 p.m. March 2 after he stole a bottle of Stoli Crushed Pineapple Vodka from Valero, 827 Front.

A Valero worker called police after seeing the man steel the vodka. When police arrived, the worker told them the man had just crossed the street and was walking on Riveredge Parkway.

Police drove to Riveredge and stopped the man, who said he had purchased a can of Red Bull energy drink at Valero and didn’t have any other merchandise. Officers searched the man and found the vodka in his pants.

Animal noises, Paddock Circle: A Paddock resident called police at about 4:55 p.m. March 7 regarding a dog that had been outside barking all day.

When police arrived, the dog was still barking in the backyard of a home. Police knocked on the door to the home, but no one answered. Officers looked through a fence that kept the dog in the backyard and noticed the animal did not have food, water or shelter.

Police called the dog’s owner, who said the animal was an “outside dog” and he didn’t see a problem leaving the dog outside all day. Police told the man it was a problem. The man said he would arrive home at about 6:30 p.m. to take care of the situation.

One neighbor didn’t believe officers should wait that long to take action and asked to speak to a police sergeant. The city’s animal control officer will follow up.

Suspicion, Front Street-Second Avenue: Someone called police at about 9:35 a.m. March 5 after finding two bicycles abandoned in a grassy field at Front and Second.

The caller believed the bikes might have been stolen. Officers took the bikes to the police station and entered them into evidence.

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