Theft from unlocked car
A Detroit Road woman said April 30 her wallet and sunglasses were stolen from her unlocked car while it was parked in her driveway.
BB gun threat
A 49-year-old Avon man was arrested on May 1 for menacing after police investigated a report that he threatened a Lake Road man with what turned out to be a BB gun rifle, police said. The threat was prompted by past arguments between the two, police said. No injuries were reported.
Traffic stop nets wanted man
A 30-year-old Sheffield Lake man originally stopped for speeding on Lake Road at 3:52 p.m. April 30 was found to be wanted in Trumbull County for possession of drugs. He was cited for speeding then arrested and turned over to Trumbull County officers.
Tax fraud trouble
An Apple Blossom Lane woman said April 30 that her tax preparer told her someone had already filed a return in her and her husband’s names and gotten a refund. The IRS is working with detectives on the case.
The city prosecutor is considering whether to file charges against the girlfriend of a Bay Village woman’s ex-husband for sending threatening texts to the Bay Village woman. Police investigators said May 1 the texts were sent in frustration during April and were supposed to stop.
Editor’s note: Blotter items from the Cleveland Metroparks are six to eight weeks old because Metroparks officials require West Life reporters to file monthly Freedom of Information Act requests to access the department’s public records of police activity. The information sent by the Metroparks lacks much information, including the time when incidents occurred.
ROCKY RIVER RESERVATION
Man taken to hospital
A man was taken to Fairview Hospital in Cleveland March 18 after falling off his bicycle while riding in the park. No further information was available.
Treated after falling into river
A woman was treated at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland after she fell into the Rocky River March 22. No further information was available.
A gun was found on the bank of the Rocky River March 27 just south of Spafford Road. The gun was taken to park police headquarters. No further information was available.
An unlocked door at the Emerald Necklace Marina was checked and then locked March 29.
Plate and wheelies trouble
An 18-year-old Fairview Park man was cited April 28 for not having a license plate and warned about doing wheelies on Lorain Road after police investigated a report about a motorcycle disrupting traffic. An investigating officer said he saw the motorcycle do another wheelie as he approached, prompting the officer to stop the driver and cite him.
A 40-year-old Akron man was taken to Fairview Hospital in Cleveland for treatment after police investigated an April 29 report of a man who fell over in the Clark Gas Station lot at Mastick and Brookpark roads. Investigating officers said they found the man in a truck on the lot acting oddly. Police said he smelled of alcohol and that there was drug paraphernalia in the truck. Police are awaiting results from tests done at the hospital before considering possible charges.
Would-be helper scammed
A Fairview man said May 2 he was scammed out of $14,000 after sending the money via gift cards to a scam artist who claimed she was in trouble and needed his help. The man said he met the woman online in April, and when she convinced him she needed help, he sent the money in cards several times, police said. When the man became suspicious, the woman sent two checks to cover the money, but they bounced, the victim said. The phone number the man used to contact her is no longer working, police said.
Vacuum cleaners swept up
Target security said a woman took two vacuum cleaners from the store April 29 with a review of security video showing the theft, police said. Target security said their Parma store counterparts said a woman was arrested in their store May 2 for similar offenses. Police are working with security to see if the woman can be charged in Fairview.
Burglary on Robin
A Robin Street resident said someone got into his home between May 3 and 4 and took different items. He was compiling what was taken.
A long walk
A 41-year-old Elyria woman was arrested May 1 for disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police said she was found walking on Interstate 480 near Great Northern Boulevard. The woman said she was trying to walk home to Elyria after she was dropped off on the highway by a friend. She said she was drinking in Cleveland before being dropped off. Police said a family member agreed to pick her up at the police station after she was arrested.
Old plates, speeding lead to arrest
A 26-year-old Elyria man was arrested May 2 for drunk driving and cited for having expired license plates and speeding after police stopped him on Lorain Road for speeding and the expired plates.
Catalytic converter cut off
A River Oaks Drive woman found out April 28 her car’s catalytic converter was cut off during the previous two days.
Theft suspects caught
Two 41-year-old Cleveland men were arrested April 28 for theft after a brief car chase on Center Ridge Road. Giant Eagle security alerted police about two men taking bottles of alcohol and energy drinks, then leaving the store’s Center Ridge Road parking lot. Police stopped the suspects’ car, described by security, arrested the men and recovered the assorted beverages.
A Morewood Parkway man said at 10 p.m. April 29 he answered a knock on his door to find a man bleeding from his face who said he had been robbed and asked to use the resident’s phone. However, when the resident said he would call police, the injured man ran away from the home. Investigating officers could not find anyone when they checked the area.
A Rocky River man said May 1 he sent $6,800 in cash via Federal Express to New Jersey after a scam artist convinced him the money would be used to bail his granddaughter out of jail. After finding out he had been scammed, the man called the police.
Theft from store
A 23-year-old Lorain woman was arrested at 4 p.m. April 28 for theft after Discount Drug Mart workers said she took $50 in assorted items.
Gun, drug arrest
A 27-year-old North Olmsted man and a 19-year-old Olmsted Falls woman were arrested May 2 for gun and drug-related offenses after police stopped the car the man was driving into the Red Roof Inn parking lot at 3:20 p.m. for a traffic violation. Police said that when they checked the car they saw signs of drug use and found pills, suspected marijuana, scales and a loaded handgun.
License problem prompts stop
A 21-year-old Cleveland man is facing a weapons charge and a 24-year-old Cleveland woman who was a passenger in the car is facing drug-related charges after police stopped their car May 4 for having expired plates. The car was going into the Red Roof Inn. After the stop, police said they saw potential drug-related activity and checked the car and found a loaded handgun as well as pills, suspected marijuana and scales.
You’re not in Cleveland
A 55-year-old Cleveland man who told police he thought he was on Scranton Road in Cleveland was arrested May 6 for drunk driving after police investigated reports of a possible drunk driver on Center Ridge Road at 4:30 p.m. The man was yelling at other drivers and was found with an open bottle of liquor between his feet, police said.
Alcohol, littering offenses
Police investigating reports of beer cans being thrown out a window of a car being driven erratically on Crocker Road at 9:30 p.m. May 8 arrested the 22-year-old Cleveland man driving the car for drunk driving and his 26-year-old male passenger from North Ridgeville for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and littering. Additional charges are possible, pending test results on suspected drugs found in the car, police said.