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Woman, 10-year-old caught stealing packages off of front porches in Mentor

Posted at 8:38 PM, Dec 06, 2017

A woman was arrested in Mentor on Tuesday after a 10-year-old was seen stealing a package from a front porch and taking it back to the woman's car.

Police caught up with the red Toyota Corolla after the boy stole the package from Jeremy Avenue. Police found the child and 18-year-old Corey Whalen inside, along with 21 packages of items totaling $1,200 in merchandise.

The shipping labels on the packages showed the items were stolen from other homes in the area.

Police also found marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia inside the car.

Corey Whalen is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, marijuana possession, possessing marijuana paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The juvenile with Whalen was referred to the Lake County Juvenile Court.