AVON

Cell phone taken

Security cameras in Marc’s showed an unknown man taking a cell phone from a customer’s cart on July 6.

Just Imagine this

A 34-year-old North Olmsted man was arrested on July 11 for drunk driving, having an open container and not staying in his lane on Just Imagine Way.

Suspicious man arrested

After police got a call about a suspicious man driving into a Detroit Road parking lot on July 12, they arrested a 63-year-old Lorain man for not having control of his car and having an open container.

AVON LAKE

Someone needs to be charged

Several battery chargers were taken from a storage area at a Courtland Drive home between July 2 and 5.

Don’t fall for this

An Avon Lake woman said someone hacked a friend’s email and sent her a note asking her to buy $100 in eBay gift cards and send her the card numbers, which she did.

Fireworks folly

Fireworks damaged a car owned by a Fairfield Road woman after being set off near her home.

Scam avoided

Someone claiming to be from Social Security called a Woodbridge Way man on July 7 and said he needed additional information. The man hung up and called the Social Security office, finding out the first caller was a phony.

Late-night mail run

Witnesses said a 37-year-old Avon Lake woman ran into a mailbox on Williamsburg Drive at 1:24 a.m. on July 9. She was arrested.

BAY VILLAGE

Security needed about security camera purchased

Best Buy sent an email to a Rye Gate resident about a $204 home security camera being sent to a buyer in Wisconsin who used his personal information.

Off the rack

Someone stole a bicycle off the rack on the back of an Akron man’s car on July 10 while he was visiting a friend on Huntmere Drive.

Smell gives it away

Police arrested an 18-year-old Avon man on July 10 after smelling marijuana after stopping him for an equipment violation on Dover Center Road..A search found marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia, police said.

FAIRVIEW PARK

Can’t find his way home

A report of a man appearing lost and unsteady led police to a 59-year-old Fairview Park man, who appeared to be highly intoxicated, on July 2 near West 220th Street and Brookpark Road, Police cited him and turned him over to a relative to take him home.

Not sprinkles for the ice cream

A 69-year-old North Olmsted man was arrested July 3 for drug possession after officers investigated a report of a man acting strangely after he spilled brown powder when buying ice cream at the Dariview on Lorain Road.

Lock them up

Two unlocked cars on Onoko Drive and North Sagamore Road had a purse and wallet stolen from them, respectively, during the early morning July 6.

Washers cleaned out

Two coin-operated washing machines at the Concord House Apartments on Lorain Road were broken into and an unknown amount of money was taken.

Car vandalized

A Fairview Village apartments resident said July 7 someone spray painted the word “AIDS” on her car and dented it that afternoon.

Trio of trouble

A Fairview woman said July 8 she found three separate charges listing $100 transactions at a Sunoco station in Albany, New York, when she reviewed her bank statement. She had no idea who might have her bank information.

LAKEWOOD

Bicycle theft

A Clifton Boulevard girl said June 29 her Mongoose bicycle was stolen while parked by her home.

Needs energy?

A Quail Street family gave police June 30 a video showing an unknown male stealing two cases of energy drinks from their back porch.

Package pilfered

A Detroit Extension man said a package was stolen from his building’s mailroom July 2.

NORTH OLMSTED

Scanner scam

Walmart security watched a 33-year-old Cleveland man deliberately skip scanning $75 in assorted household items. He was arrested.

Out of control

A 43-year-old North Olmsted man was arrested July 12 for disorderly conduct while intoxicated after a patrol officer investigated a possible fight in the parking lot of the Backdraft Bar on Lorain Road. The officer said he found two workers from the bar and a man lying on his back yelling. The man had been asked to leave after complaints from female customers that he tried to inappropriately touch them. The man left, but he tried to push past workers back into the bar

NORTH RIDGEVILLE

Speeding leads to trouble

A 43-year-old Elyria man was arrested July 10 for driving on a suspended license and having phony license plates after police stopped him for speeding on Sugar Ridge Road. A records check showed the suspension and plate problem.

That figures

A 38-year-old North Ridgeville woman was arrested July 12 for taking three figurines from a car parked in the Pine Ridge Trailer Park on Lear Nagle Road that morning.

Couldn’t stand up

A 31-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested July 11 for drunk driving after police investigated a report of a man unable to get out of his car or stand up after he pulled into the Speedway on Lorain Road.

Crash prompts arrest

A 40-year-old Parma Heights man was arrested July 12 for drunk driving after police investigated a motorcycle crash on Lorain Road.

Must have license

A 60-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested July 12 for drunk driving after police stopped him for speeding on Avon Belden Road, then found he had no license and was drunk.

ROCKY RIVER

Hitting curbs a problem

Police arrested a 21-year-old Rocky River man for drunk driving after receiving a report of a car running a red light and hitting curbs on Wagar Road. Police arrested the driver after he failed field sobriety tests on Hilliard Boulevard.

Tobacco tote stolen

A tote with $760 in tobacco products was discovered stolen July 11 after police investigating an alarm at the GetGo on Center Ridge Road found that a landscaping rock had been thrown through glass at the business.

Ran away

A suspect ran away after police stopped a car on Smith Court July 12 that matched the description of one reported stolen in Parma Heights earlier. The man ran off and officers couldn’t find him when they searched the area. Police said they found a loaded handgun in the abandoned car as well as suspected marijuana and drug-related items in the area.

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE

Wakeman man tries to catch security asleep

Burlington Coat Factory security witnessed a 31-year-old Wakeman man trying to steal assorted items on July 10. He had been seen the previous day trying to use two duffel bags to take items, police said.

Clean getaway

A man took several laundry pods July 8 and fled the Discount Drug Mart on Detroit Road when seen, store security said.

WESTLAKE

Pick a problem, any one!

A 22-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested July 11 for falsification, driving on a suspended license and a license plate violation after police stopped the car she was driving on Bassett Road for the license plate. A records check showed the suspension, and officers said she lied about her identity and gave them a phony ID.

Gun, suspected drugs found

A Cuyahoga County grand jury will consider the case of a 27-year-old Bedford man charged with gun and drug offenses. The man was stopped July 12 for a traffic violation while pulling out of the Red Roof Inn. There were signs of drug use in the car, where officers found a loaded handgun.

Share the road, not coffee

Prosecutors will review information about a July 12 incident in which two angry people drove recklessly while swerving repeatedly on Crocker Road with one driver throwing a cup of coffee at the other.

Not his money

A Westlake man said July 15 the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services told him someone had collected thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits using his information. The man found out when the state contacted him wanting the money back.

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