10-year-old boy arrested for package thefts in northeastern Ohio

(FILE - Photo: liz west / CC BY 2.0 / MGN ONLINE)

A 10-year-old boy was arrested for stealing $1,200 worth of merchandise in packages taken from homes in Ohio.

Police said the boy along with an 18-year-old woman were arrested Tuesday after someone witnessed the boy taking a package off a porch in Mentor and getting into a car.

Officers in the city northeast of Cleveland stopped the car and found 21 packages inside, including marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Authorities said the shipping labels on the packages showed items were taken from other homes in the area.

The 18-year-old woman is facing multiple charges including theft, marijuana possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police said the boy was referred to juvenile court.

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