A happy ending to the case of those disappearing turkey dinners for the needy in Streetsboro.
On Monday Streetsboro Police were called to the Valvoline Oil Change, 9505 SR14, regarding the theft of turkey dinners. Valvoline had raised money to purchase 13 turkey dinners that cost $600. The turkey dinners were being donated to the Streetsboro Christian Cupboard for the holiday season. The dinners were in white boxes sitting outside the building where a volunteer was scheduled to pick them up. A person showed up and picked up the dinners. Then a couple of hours later the volunteer from the Christian Cupboard arrived and found the dinners gone.
After a thorough investigation police discovered that the turkey dinners were taken by mistake by another food pantry in Streetsboro: The Community Pantry with the United Methodist Church of Streetsboro. Volunteers for the Community Pantry made the mistake of thinking the dinners were meant for their organization and it was determined that there was no criminal intent when the dinners were taken, only a misunderstanding. Therefore, no criminal charges will be filed.
Fortunately the missing dinners were donated to families that were in need . Today employee organizations from the Streetsboro Police Department, the Streetsboro Fire Department and the Streetsboro Service Department each donated $200 for a total of $600 to the Christian Cupboard to replace the meals that went missing.