STREETSBORO: Turkey dinners taken from a collection site were removed by mistake, the Streetsboro Police Department said Wednesday in concluding its investigation.
The manager at Valvoline Oil Change on state Route 14 called police Monday to report the theft of 13 packaged dinners left outside for pickup. A volunteer for Streetsboro Christian Cupboard was to get the meals, but when he arrived Monday afternoon, he found another man already had taken the food, which was valued at $600.
Police determined that a volunteer for the Community Pantry with the United Methodist Church of Streetsboro thought the dinners were intended for that charity and took them.
Because the food was donated to needy families in the area, no criminal charges will be filed.
Employees from Streetsboro’s police, fire and service departments each donated $200 to the Christian Cupboard on Wednesday to replace the meals.