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Police Beats – April 27, 2011

BAY VILLAGE

Sent him packing

A Bradley Road resident complained to officers April 19 about a possibly intoxicated solicitor trying to sell him unwanted products.

Investigating officers found that the salesman was not under the influence of any drugs and told him of the complaint against him. They also found a charge of a similar complaint by the Rittman PD. The Rittman officers could not come to pick him up, so he was warned and sent on his way.

Didn’t play nice

The custodian at the Glenview Day Care Center called police April 18 about damage done to school property during the weekend.

Some of the playground equipment had been moved around and other property was damaged by the vandals. A picnic table was moved and possibly used as a bike ramp. The lawn was damaged, apparently by someone trying to start a fire.

Overdose issue

Police and firefighters responded to a call of a possible drug overdose on Electric Drive April 20.

Safety workers found a 34-year-old man in the living room and treated him at the scene. He was taken to Fairview Hospital for additional treatment. A report was filed for possible charges.

FAIRVIEW PARK

Vehicle, credit cards gone with man

A 44-year-old Cleveland woman reported that her car, cash and credit cards were gone along with the male companion she spent the night with at the Ramada Inn at 22115 Brookpark Road.

The woman, who made the report around 6:30 a.m. April 21, was not able to provide police with the name of the man, according to the incident report.

Police said the woman’s credit cards were used at several gas stations and drug stores in the area before they were cancelled. The car has not been recovered, said police, who are continuing the investigation.

NORTH OLMSTED

Left a mess

Several thousand dollars in assorted jewelry and other items were taken from a Blossom Boulevard home during a break-in the evening of April 21.

Police said the homeowner told them she had left the house between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and come back home about 10 p.m. She told officers that when she got home she found the home largely in disarray. Various cupboards, dressers and other furnishings had been opened. Other items were strewn about the house.

Further investigation showed that the culprit likely got into the house via a window in the rear of the family room. Locks were broken in several locations and a screen door was found off its runner. Police are continuing to investigate.

Bad connection

An area man is facing theft charges after police said he took AV cables from WalMart Thursday.

Store security told officers the man was seen in the electronics department holding a box of the cables. He then walked through the store and eventually put the cables in his hoodie before attempting to leave the store. He was detained and brought back by security. Police said he admitted to the theft and further investigation showed the had had another theft arrest in 2006.

Bottled up

An area man is facing theft charges after Giant Eagle store security said he attempted to steal two bottles of vodka from the business April 21.

Police were called after store security said they saw the man in the beer and alcohol department. He was detained after security said he tried to leave the store without paying for the items. Responding officers said they remembered him from previous incidents and also found charges from other departments.

ROCKY RIVER

Shaky shopper

On April 18, officers noticed a woman stumbling through the parking lot of the Giant Eagle on Center Ridge Road at about 8:15 p.m. She tried to enter several cars before finding her own and starting it up. After stopping and starting several times, she found the parking lot exit for Center Ridge. Once hitting the road and heading west, other vehicles were weaving around the wayward driver, who was stopped by police after turning onto Spencer Road.

The 43-year-old Fairview Park resident was told to turn off her car engine, but proceed to stare blankly at the officer. Finally emerging from the vehicle, and using it for balance, she was administered field sobriety tests. After registering a .205 on the Breathalyzer, she was cited for driving while intoxicated, and over the limit blood alcohol level. The woman told police that she was on her way to visit her mother in the Pinzone Towers.

Identity theft

A man contacted police when he was given notice by Dollar Bank that his ATM card had been used at locations in Indiana and Illinois for a total of $300 worth of merchandise and services. It was determined that he had been victimized by a “swipe,” in which the next person using the machine uses a blank card to absorb information from a previous transaction. Dollar Bank is investigating.

Not so hearty party

Police responded to a call on April 23 at about 12:30 a.m. from Wooster Road residents complaining about a loud party. Upon arriving at the address, officers found a large group of juveniles, as well as adults, with alcohol and drug paraphernalia. Two adult Rocky River residents were cited with violating the city keg party law. One resident was found to be in violation of probation. The person was assigned a May 4 court date.

What a blast

Just after midnight on Easter Sunday, residents in the Wooster Road/Telbir Avenue area contacted police regarding explosive sounds, which were reported as fireworks or gunshots. Officers found a party going on at a Telbir Avenue home with a number of juveniles present. The bash was being hosted by one of the youths’ fathers. Confiscated was alcohol, as well as a marijuana pipe. The 49-year-old party dad was found in violation of city keg laws and was released to the custody of his wife.

WESTLAKE

Three GPS devices stolen

A Michigan woman’s 1999 Ford Taurus had the driver’s side window broken and a $100 GPS unit taken from it while parked in the Crocker Road garage at Crocker Park April 15. The theft was reported around 6:30 p.m., police said. About 30 minutes later, a Strongsville woman discovered that her 2011 Toyota Sienna, parked in the movie theater lot, was broken into and a GPS unit taken.

At 12:18 a.m. the next day, a North Olmsted woman reported that the driver’s side window on her 2004 Chrysler Town and Country was broken and her GPS unit was taken. That vehicle was also parked near the theater, police said.

Prescription for trouble

On April 16, a Cleveland woman reported the theft of her prescription medication, although the theft took place on April 7. According to the police report, she suspects a co-worker at their Center Ridge Road employer took it out of her purse. When the woman later went to get a refill of the prescription, she was advised that a police report was required by the pharmacy, police said.

More car break-ins

Four vehicles were reported broken into April 16 at the Towne Place Suites on Sperry Drive, police said. A Parma Heights man’s 2008 Nissan Altima had the driver’s side window broken out and the interior rifled though, but nothing was taken. A New York woman had the passenger compartment rummaged through, but again nothing was missing. An Alabama man had $2,300 in tools and a computer stolen from his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado after the driver’s side window was broken. Lastly, a Nebraska man’s 2005 Chevrolet Impala had the driver’s side window broken, but nothing was taken. Police said they currently have no suspects.

Covered in mud

A 43-year-old Westlake woman allegedly created a disturbance at a Cedarwood Drive home around 7 p.m. April 17. The man making the complaint said the barefoot suspect was near his apartment door and wearing all white clothing that was covered in mud, according to the incident report. The woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and released on her own recognizance to a sober person later that night.

Family ties

A 73-year-old South Carolina man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated at the Meadow Lane home of his daughter around 8 p.m. April 21, police said.

According to the police report, relatives refused to give him his car keys because he was intoxicated; they also did not want him around the house after he became argumentative. The man was released on bond early the next day.

 

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