On Sept. 23, a garden cart was
stolen from the front of our house. My husband had used it to haul extra trash to the road. The recyclables were picked up; the trash was picked up; and the containers and cart were empty around 8 a.m. Within a half hour, in broad daylight, someone came and took our cart. We live on a dead-end street by woods. I have asked different neighbors about it, and they didn't see anything. I talked to the men who collect the recyclables and trash, and they remember the garden cart. It is good sized with two wheels, a handle and a hitch for the back of our tractor. The cart is plastic so it wasn't taken for the metal.
I understand from a friend who lives a street over that other people have had things stolen after putting extra things in them for the trash. A police report was made.
I believe this is no doubt happening all over Streetsboro, and maybe the paper should publish an article with the warning, "Thou Shalt Not Steal."
If an item near the curb doesn't say "free," others shouldn't assume they can have it. We definitely were not offering our cart. A neighbor was getting rid of two lawn chairs and had them on the street weeks ago. My husband "asked" the owner if he was getting rid of them and if he wanted anything for them, and he said no, to take them. That is how it should be done. I know I am dreaming when I think that will happen.