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Man Arrested After He Hits Giant Eagle For Free Groceries Two Nights in a Row: Crime 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 Canton man must have thought he had a good thing going when he managed to steal a cart full of groceries from the Washington Square Giant Eagle. 

So, he returned the next night to try his luck again.

The 22-year-old man was unidentified the first time he reportedly stole from the store (the night of Jan 23), but the second time (Jan. 24) he was questioned by police and later charged with one count of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Catalytic converter swiped from car

Someone stole a $1,270 catalytic converter from a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier in the 100 block of Everhard Road SW between noon Feb. 6 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7. 

Police find marijuana in North Canton man's car

Police charged a North Canton man with three minor misdemeanors after reportedly finding marijuana and drug instruments in his car. Police pulled over the 18-year-old in the 100 block of Applegrove St. NE about 8:24 p.m. Feb. 6 and noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car. When searching the car they found "loose green vegetable matter" and a grinder. The man faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and traveling without lights on.

Pastor receives strange letter, calls police

A pastor at First Friends Church called police after he received a four-page letter from a man who'd been banned from the church. The letter contained names of church members the man wished to "interrogate." The pastor called police concerned for the safety of those named in the letter. The man had reportedly caused several disturbances in the past and harassed members of the church.

Snow blower stolen from shed 

Someone stole a $300 Toro snow blower from an unlocked shed in the 600 block of Penny Street SE between 6:15 p.m. Jan. 25 and 3 p.m. Jan. 26.

Questions about today's North Canton police blotter? Contact North Canton Patch Editor Morgan Day at Morgan.Day@patch.com.

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