From the desk of Police Chief Erich Upperman:

During the last week of October, over 15 unlocked vehicles in the northwest section of the City of Fairview Park were entered and items stolen from many of them. Through exhaustive investigation, two of our Fairview Park police officers, one an officer in training, were able to find a piece of jewelry that had been pawned and that matched the description of an item missing from one of the cars. The owner identified the piece and the name of the person “pawning” the item was obtained.

A warrant was obtained and the North Olmsted resident was arrested on October 29. In his home, officers located large amounts of loose change and small items that had been taken from cars both in Fairview Park and North Olmsted. The 22-year-old suspect was also found to have a warrant for failing to abide by his probation terms from previous crimes. Even though this criminal was apprehended, the Fairview Park Police Department still strongly urge residents to lock the doors to both their house and vehicles.