HUBBARD - Police have issued an arrest warrant for a North Bloomfield woman charged in connection with the theft of a jar of money collected for a local Make-A-Wish event earlier this month.
According to updates on the police department's Facebook page, Catherine Gabrovsek, 20, is wanted in the Oct. 8 theft of the Make-A-Wish collection jar from the Shop and Save in Hubbard. Police charged her with theft, disobeying traffic control devices and reckless operation.
Reports state Gabrovsek walked into the store on North Main Street around 6:40 p.m. and took the jar from the counter.
Police asked for the public's help in identifying the woman captured on surveillance video. Based on that and witness accounts, police said they were able to make a positive identification.
The money in the jar was to be used to help fund the Oct.15 Rick-Mack Giving Back fundraiser that was held at the Downtown Cafe in Hubbard.
Brother and sister team Ricky and Mackenzie Pasco of Hubbard have raised thousands of dollars with their Ricky Mack Giving Back fundraiser for Make-A-Wish.
Both have battled common variable immunodeficiency - CVID - an immune deficiency, since birth. They have coordinated various fundraisers with the annual Make A Difference Day, a day of volunteerism and caring.
The siblings were chosen to be Tribune Chronicle Community Stars for 2012 for their work with Make-A-Wish. They received commendations from Gov. John Kasich, state representatives, the city of Warren, Trumbull County commissioners, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan and 11th District Court of Appeals Judge Diane Grendell.