A Chippewa Lake woman is accused of taking her grandson with her while she broke into a Medina restaurant.
Caron J. Simmons, 50, is charged with breaking and entering in connection with the June 15 break-in at Eli’s Kitchen in Medina Public Square.
Police say the window on the restaurant’s front door was broken, and surveillance video shows Simmons entering through the door and exiting the restaurant with the boy.
“What are we coming to with grandmothers breaking into to businesses with grandchildren in tow … Lord help us,” Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell said in a news release posted on the Medina Police Department’s Facebook page.
Chief Patrick Berarducci added that officers will pursue additional charges. He also has requested that county social service workers investigate the child’s family.
“I am shocked and appalled. The child in the video is a 4-year-old grandson of the suspect,” the chief said. “I have directed our detectives to expand their investigation into the entire circumstances of this crime and potential charges of child endangerment against the grandmother and others.”
Simmons made an initial appearance in Medina Municipal Court on Monday morning. Her bond was set at $20,000.