Car no longer parked
A Rosewood Avenue man said his parked car was stolen between 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 25 while parked in front of his home.
Stoney Ridge arrest seems appropriate
A 61-year-old Cleveland man was arrested June 27 for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and failure to control after police investigated a car crash on Stoney Ridge Road. No injuries were reported.
Problem at pump
Workers discovered June 28 that someone apparently had tried to steal the Walmart gas station air pump and took an unknown amount of coins, damaging the pump.
Wide turn leads to trouble
A 25-year-old Bay Village man was arrested June 24 for drunk driving after police investigated a car running a stop sign on Electric Boulevard then making a wide turn onto Moore Road before being stopped on Lake Road. The driver was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.
Chained bicycle stolen
A 14-year-old girl’s bicycle was stolen the afternoon of June 19 after being chained to a fence near the Lake Road boat club.
Not her claim
An Avon Lake woman said June 22 someone used her personal information earlier in the month to try to get unemployment benefits.
All in the family
A 55-year-old man and his 18-year-old son were arrested June 22 after police said they got into a fight at their Bassett Road home. The father was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and the son was arrested for domestic violence. Minor injuries were reported by police.
Bitcoin money caper
A Bay Village woman said June 23 she gave $9,000 to a man claiming to be an investor in online Bitcoin money before realizing she could be the victim of a scam artist and calling police.
A Bay Village man said a woman claiming to be from the Social Security Administration and a man saying he was from the Drug Enforcement Administration conned him into giving them personal and banking information after claiming there was a warrant for his arrest on June 25. They said they could clear it up by giving them the information, which he did. However, after thinking about it, he called police to tell them about the apparent scam.
A mixed breed dog was quarantined for 10 days and its owner cited for having an animal-at-large after it broke away from the owner June 22 to attack another dog being walked in the 20600 block of Lorain Road, biting that dog’s owner when he went to separate them. The man suffered minor injuries, police said.
Don’t come back
Police said they would have the Cuyahoga County prosecutor present an identity fraud case to a grand jury after a 24-year-old Cleveland woman tried to buy cell phones and cell service from the Westgate AT&T store June 22 using fake identification. Workers called police after seeing the phony IDs. When police checked the woman’s fingerprints, they found her real identity. She was told not to return to any AT&T store.
Definitely handle with care
A woman walking her dog on West 220th Street June 24 found a loaded Ruger pistol, put it into a dog refuse bag and turned it over to police. A 49-year-old Rocky River man came to the station several hours later saying he lost his gun while riding his bike. He initially went to the Metroparks Police, thinking he lost it riding in a nearby reservation, and they directed him to the Fairview department.
Several shell casings and broken car glass were near a home in the Westwood Road and West 212th Street area after officers investigated reports of shots being fired and an argument at the home. Officers got no response when they tried contacting people in the home near the incident. Police are investigating.
A Robin Street man said a loaded handgun was stolen from his car between June 12 and 15.
Take your keys in
Two cars with keys left in them were stolen in four days. The first took place on Blossom Park Avenue on June 14. A Giel Avenue man who thought he’d only be home a short time found his car stolen after he fell asleep.
A Lake Avenue resident found June 15 someone cut open a package delivered to his home and took whatever was inside.
Need your license
A 34-year-old North Olmsted man was cited June 23 for driving without a license and driving a car with a too dark window tint, while the car’s owner, a 27-year-old North Olmsted man, was cited for letting the other man drive the car on Lorain Road. A patrol officer stopped the car because of a broken brake light, then noted the dark window tinting. A records check showed the driver’s last license expired in 2016. The car owner took over driving the car.
A 22-year-old Cleveland man was arrested June 23 for driving on a suspended license and having an unsafe car after police stopped the car on Interstate 480. Police said the car had two nearly bald tires, with metal strands visible. A records check showed the driver’s suspended license. The passenger and owner of the car, a 27-year-old Cleveland woman, was cited for letting the man drive the car.
Off the road
A 61-year-old Berea man was arrested June 25 for drunk driving after police investigated a car off the road in the 4500 block of Clague Road. The man smelled of alcohol and had vomit on his shirt, police said.
A 45-year-old Pittsburgh man was arrested June 21 for disorderly conduct after police investigated a report of a man becoming abusive after a two-car accident on private property in Victory Park. No injuries were reported.
Turn into trouble
A 52-year-old Cleveland man was arrested June 20 for drunk driving and making an illegal u-turn on Mills Road, police said.
Not exactly dumpster diving
A 19-year-old Montville Township man was arrested June 21 for drunk driving and underage drinking after police investigated a report of a man getting out of a car at the Speedway on Center Ridge Road, then passing out behind the dumpster. After being revived, the man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.
Trash can trouble
Firefighters put out a fire in a trash can in the back of a Lake Road home June 20. The homeowner had put embers from a grill in the can, unaware that it started the fire before he left. A patrol officer saw smoke rising from the back of the home and called the fire department.
A Rocky River man said June 22 he was notified someone used his Social Security number to get unemployment benefits earlier in the month, even though he is working.
Arrest after pole crash
A 24-year-old Rocky River man was arrested June 22 for drunk driving, failure to control and going over a curb after police investigated a truck hitting a pole on Center Ridge Road. No injuries were reported.
Unlocked cars lead to thefts
Golf clubs, briefcases and an undetermined amount of money was taken from unlocked cars overnight June 25, police said. Three cars on Westmoor Road were entered as well as two on West Asplin Drive and one each on Tonawanda and Laramie drives.
Two cited after stop
A 43-year-old Lorain man was cited June 25 for driving on a suspended license and not having his car registered while his 55-year-old passenger from Coshocton was cited for possession of marijuana after police stopped their car on Route 611.
A 40-year-old Westlake man drove away from officers June 27 after they stopped his car near the intersection of Crocker and Bassett roads for an equipment violation. After seeing the driver was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for having a dangerous-drugs violation, officers prepared to arrest him. However, he drove away and officers stopped the brief pursuit for safety reasons when his car sped onto eastbound Interstate 90.
Not dog gone
A 28-year-old Cleveland man was arrested June 27 for resisting arrest, assault and obstruction after police investigated a report of a fight in the Holiday Inn Express parking lot. The man’s girlfriend said he accosted her after he arrived to pick her up from work. When officers arrived, the man ran off, prompting police to use a K9 officer to find him a few minutes later on Hospice Way and arrest him.
Gun, marijuana lead to trouble
Police confiscated a loaded handgun, marijuana and drug-related paraphernalia after they stopped a car on Hilliard Boulevard for traffic and equipment violations. After officers saw signs of potential drug use and found suspected marijuana and related items, the 22-year-old driver from South Euclid said the items were his, prompting his arrest. Police said they will have the Cuyahoga County prosecutor present the case to a grand jury.
Teenager found, warrant issued
A theft warrant has been issued for a 23-year-old Cleveland man who police said took several items from a 16-year-old girl at the Super 8 Motel. Police are investigating to see if further charges are needed. Police found the girl was reported missing from a foster home earlier in the day. Police were looking for the girl after a driver on Columbia Road north of Interstate 90 told officers a disheveled girl asked her for a ride during the day before being seen later walking back to the Super 8 Motel with a man. Officers then began looking for her and found her unharmed in the room.