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Police arrest 51-year-old man accused of stealing vehicles from Brunswick gyms

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 10:59:39-05

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Brunswick police arrested a 51-year-old man who allegedly stole two vehicles from local gyms over a two-day period, according to a Facebook post from The Brunswick Police Department.

On Thursday at 8:13 p.m., police responded to the 1600 block of Stoneybrook Lane and arrested Drake Chiccarelli on a felony probation warrant out of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office.

He was charged with one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle, stemming from an alleged theft of a vehicle on Jan. 14 from the UXL Fitness gym. Police say he tried to use the victim’s credit card at a Walmart in Strongsville.

Two days earlier, on Jan. 12 between 1:43 p.m. and 2:54 p.m., police said a male, later identified as Chiccarelli, walked into the Planet Fitness at the Laurel Square Shopping Center, took a set of car keys from the key board and took a vehicle from the parking lot.

Police said Chiccarelli has a lengthy criminal history,including narcotics possession and trafficking charges, as well as several theft offenses.