May 25, 2016


$200 in meat stolen from Elyria charity

ELYRIA — About $200 worth of meat destined for the needy was stolen Sunday from Hospitality House at 244 Third St. in Elyria.

Hospitality House is a charitable organization that gives food, clothing and household items to those who need it.

The center had purchased some of the meat and some of it had been donated.

Rita Denomme, a volunteer at the center, told Elyria police she saw a damaged window at 10 a.m. Sunday, but didn’t report it until Monday morning, when volunteers noticed the missing meat.

“It’s just too bad for some people who need the food,” Denomme said.

She said toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, hand sanitizers and soap, also meant to be handed out, also were taken.

“It’s just a shame that somebody would go to that length to take from the needy,” Denomme said.

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