SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio - Some northeast Ohio law enforcement agencies are reporting a spike in shoplifting, as we make our way into the center of the holiday shopping season.
South Euclid police reported several cases since October - some of the suspect arrests captured on police body camera video.
South Euclid Assistant Chief Joe Mays told News 5 some of the offenders are caught repeatedly, and that it's up to parents and family members to monitor their children, and get those arrested the help the they need.
"It's a consistent cycle of individuals who commit these shoplifting offenses," said Mays. "Parents should know where your kids are, what they're doing, and who they're hanging out with. We've had instances where we've gone into a home and a parent will say well yeah they came home with a television, but they told me they got it from a friend."