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Four minors stole car, shoplifted; arrested in South Euclid Tuesday evening

Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 17:49:09-05

Four minors who stole a car and shoplifted from multiple stores on Warrensville Center Road were arrested Tuesday evening, according to the South Euclid Police Department.

According to police, a security officer working at the Walmart on the 1800 block of Warrensville Center Rd. was alerted that there were a group of disruptive individuals in the store around 6 p.m.

Authorities said the officer found the juveniles and ordered them out of the store. He then monitored the group on the security cameras in the parking lot.

The security officer ran the plates of the vehicle the individuals entered and confirmed it was listed as stolen by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department. The security officer called the South Euclid Police Department, who responded to the scene, according to police.

Police said two of the juveniles were apprehended on scene, and two fled the scene. The two juveniles who were apprehended on the scene were taken for booking where they were highly uncooperative, giving false information to avoid being charged.

The two suspects who fled were apprehended two hours later while attempting to steal from a TJ Maxx nearby, according to police.

Police said all four juveniles are being charged with receiving stolen property, a felony. One individual is being additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

All charges were forwarded to Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, according to authorities.