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$4,500 in Jewelry Missing, Senior Citizen Scammed & More: Police Blotter

The following information was supplied by the North Canton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A new North Canton resident called city police at 11:58 a.m. Dec. 4 after discovering that $4,550 worth of jewelry was missing. The 77-year-old woman said she had been moving from Canton to a home in the 1200 block of Valley Drive NW between Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. Several people – some whom she didn’t know – had helped out with the move. The woman told police she wasn’t sure whether the jewelry had been misplaced or stolen. Among the missing items was a one-carat diamond cross valued at $2,000.

Vehicle alarm alerts owners to theft

Two residents of the 100 block of Wise Avenue NE were woken up at 5:26 a.m. Dec. 6 by a vehicle alarm going off outside. When they checked, the couple discovered that nearly $500 worth of items had been stolen from their unlocked 2006 Ford Freestyle. Missing were a Philips/Magnavox DVD player valued at $250, a Garmin GPS unit worth $199, a Time-Warner Cable blue polo shirt that cost $20, a Time-Warner Cable employee ID badge valued at $25 and a book of personal checks issued by Charter One Bank.

Senior citizen victimized by phone scam

An 81-year-old city man was scammed out of $350 when he became a victim of a phone scammer saying he had won a $1.5 million prize. The man, who lives in the 1100 block of Lois Avenue NW, told police the scam started with a phone call at about 1 p.m. Dec. 7. He reported the crime at 7:47 a.m. Dec. 8. Theft by deception is a fifth-degree felony.

GPS stolen from unlocked vehicle

A Garmin GPS unit valued at $90 was reported stolen Dec. 6 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of Lindy Lane Avenue NW. The theft occurred sometime between 4:45 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6:25 a.m. Dec. 6.

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