Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police reports. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Crafty Scam Nets Thief Cases of Beer A man has hit two Giant Eagle stores in Fairlawn with a scam that allowed him to walk out with multiple cases of free beer. According to the report, the man identified himself to the manager as a Tramonte Distributing employee who had come to inventory the shelves for outdated beer. He went into the cooler and loaded six cases of Miller Lite, plus a six-pack of Miller Lite, into a shopping cart, then wheeled it out to his car and left. The manager realized it was a scam when the other Giant …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Officials from the national restaurant chain are looking at the vacant property next to the new GetGo gas station.
Rumors are swirling around town about the future of the vacant “outlot” property next to the new GetGo gas station. On Wednesday, the Detroit Avenue Chow Line posted on its Facebook page that the national chain Bob Evens was considering the property for a new restaurant. Cleveland.com followed suit. City officials confirmed that representatives from Bob Evans have contacted city hall, but added that no deal has been reached with Giant Eagle, the owner of the property. “We know that they are interested in the site,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development. “And we expect to find out in the next month or so who is likely to pursue that property.” The .9-acre property next to the new GetGo gas station on Detroit Avenue…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The last day to earn foodperks! is Feb. 13.
Giant Eagle is ending foodperks! and adding extra incentive to use its fuelperks! program, according a press release from the Pennsylvannia-based company. The last day to earn foodperks! will be Feb. 13 and discounts must be redeemed by May 31. According to a letter obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the CEO said customers thought the foodperks! program was "a little too complex." In an effort to inform in advance the customers who were receiving the highest level of savings with foodperks!, Giant Eagle began to issue letters to those customers along with added value offers in appreciation of their loyalty. These letters began to arrive late last week, and will continue to be delivered to customer mailboxes through this week. In …
The program is 'a little too complex,' CEO said
Giant Eagle is ending Foodperks, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The last day to earn Foodperks will be Feb. 13 and discounts must be redeemed by May 31. According to a letter obtained by the newspaper, the CEO said customers thought the Foodperks program was "a little too complex." The program gave customers a 1 percent discount on groceries for every 10 gallons of gas purchased at GetGo gas stations. Foodperks began in 2009. Giant Eagle's Fuelperks program will remain. In fact, the Pittsburgh newspaper says the program will be augmented. Fuelperks already gives people 10 cents off per gallon of gas at GetGo stores for every $50 of food they buy at Giant Eagle. Under the new program, GetGo customers will get three cents off per …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Here are some of the weirdest police reports from departments across the region
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Blame it on technology: A Broadview Heights woman overlooked her .111 blood-alcohol content level on Aug. 26 when she explained to Westlake Police why she drove the wrong way on Interstate 90. Who deserved the blame? Her GPS, of course. That's what 26-year-old Jacqueline Kovach told police after she was stopped at 2:34 a.m. Police arrested her for drunk driving, an open container, no seat belt and willful and wanton disregard for safety. She drove west in the eastbound lanes near the Columbia Road overpass. …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The former Giant Eagle store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue will be torn down to make way for a new GetGo gas station.
The demolition permits have been submitted and approved. The bulldozers are standing by. The demolition of the former Giant Eagle grocery store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue is set to begin. The abandoned structure — a grocery store that’s gone by a few names in its history — is gutted and cleared out. Demolition is expected to begin next week. Earlier this year, the plans were approved for a new GetGo, across the street from the grocery store chain's current location. Giant Eagle sold its property across the street at 14013 Detroit Avenue to Urban Active in 2007. However, plans at the site to build a workout facility never came to fruition. The building has been vacant since 2007, when Giant Eagle finished its move …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lakewood Police Department seeking the public’s help catching a suspected thief.
The Lakewood Police Department is asking for the public’s help catching a man suspected of stealing a wallet from the purse of a senior citizen. The incident took place at Giant Eagle on May 5. The suspect is described as a balding white male — “possibly of Middle Eastern descent” — in his 40s between 5-feet, 9-inches and 6-feet tall. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Det. Don LIssner at 216-529-6766.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Here are some of the weirdest police reports from departments across the region
It seems there's no alleged crime too bizarre to occur in Northeast Ohio. Here are some of this week's weird calls and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Driving through a neighborhood: An 18-year-old Avon Lake man faces drunk driving charges from an incident that caused damage to a home, a garage and a car. Westlake Police said William Muller drove his 1991 Ford pickup truck into a garage and car Tuesday morning on Bradley Road. About 15 minutes later, a resident of the 31100 block of Center Ridge Road said somebody drove a pickup truck through his backyard and into a creek before exiting on foot. A …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Products may have been contaminated with Listeria.
Giant Eagle is pulling Farmers Market bagged salad and lettuce with a "best by" date of May 12-22 from its shelves. The products may have been contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious -- and sometimes fatal -- illness in children and older people. River Ranch Fresh Foods of California voluntarily recalled the products after learning of the possible contamination. No illnesses have been reported. Click here for a complete list of the recalled Farmers Market products. Giant Eagle is calling customers who may have purchased the products between May 1 and May 18 and asking them to dispose of the lettuce or return it to the store for a refund. For more information, the company is telling customers to call 800-762-7708.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Lakewood Architectural Board of Review gives the green light to 16-pump gas station — despite dozens of neighboring residents who oppose the project.
It looks new GetGo gas station is coming to the southwest corner of Detroit Avenue and Bunts Road. But not everyone is happy about it. Dozens of residents attended the city’s architectural board meeting Thursday evening, as the board OK’d Giant Eagle’s plan to build a new GetGo gas station at the property it once owned. But the proposal that was first introduced to the board early last month, looks a bit different than the plan that was OK’d on Thursday. Some of the neighbors took issue with the possibility of an environmental impact — and their property values — while others were concerned with noise, fumes and loitering. “We don’t think this was a good idea, pardon the pun, from the get-go,” said Dennis Pehotsky, who lives one home to …