A group of Chagrin Falls students were arrested last week for allegedly stealing pumpkins in the city of Solon for the annual Pumpkin Roll.

Solon police reported being alerted of the theft, which took place at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 8 at a home on Dorset Lane. Dorset Lane is in the Thornbury subdivision, which is the first development coming into the city from Bainbridge Township.

Police said that the female resident, 59, reported that she was alerted by her cell phone that the motion camera at her home was activated. Individuals were observed taking pumpkins off her porch and then leaving the area in a dark sport utility vehicle.

Police reported finding the vehicle with nine pumpkins inside the rear cargo area of the Jeep, a handful of which were the Solon resident’s as she marked them after having them stolen the year prior. The car’s occupants, all females and students at Chagrin Falls High School, said they were for the Pumpkin Roll, police said.

The females included four 17-year-olds from Chagrin Falls and one 17-year-old from Moreland Hills. Their Jeep was towed and their parents picked them up at the police station, the report said.

The females face theft charges in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, according to Solon police.

For the last decade, Sue Reid has covered the government, business climate and residents of Solon. A Times reporter for 22 years, Ms. Reid has earned commendations from the Ohio Newspaper Association and Cleveland Press Association.

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