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Man arrested for string of break-ins at Lakewood businesses

Posted at 12:57 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 12:58:26-05

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Lakewood police have arrested a man wanted for a string of break-ins over a two-month span at several Lakewood businesses.

James A. Reardon, 49, of Lakewood, was arrested and charged on Dec. 21 with breaking and entering in connection to the following break-ins:

  • On Nov. 28, police responded to Cleveland Vegan, 17110 Detroit Avenue, for a reported break-in and stolen money.
  • On Dec. 18, police responded to Black Sheet Boutique, 2011 Carabel Avenue, at around 3:55 a.m., after someone reported damage to the front door and told police cash was stolen from the register.
  • Shortly after 4 a.m. on Dec. 18, police responded to Cleveland Vegan again regarding a burglary alarm that was activated. An investigation indicated the front glass was broken and the business told police money had been taken.
  • Several hours later, police responded to The Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 14560 Madison Avenue after reports of someone entering the church through a basement window.

Reardon is currently being held in the Lakewood Police Jail.