AVON

I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy!

He felt like he was in the “Twilight Zone.” A 34-year-old Willoughby Hills man went to The Main Event on Oct. 3 for some fun, but he didn't expect bumper cars. Mainly because the establishment does not have them. However, his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend allegedly decided to add them. Not inside, but outside in the parking lot, bashing his 2017 Audi. Before police arrived, the ex vanished. A report is being sent to the prosecutor for a charge recommendation.

This is no dream. This is really happening

Perhaps he was transported from the North Olmsted Walmart. On Oct. 5, a 31-year-old Toledo man found himself trying to leave Meijers without paying for his merchandise. Police found the man, detained him and issued him a summons for theft.

AVON LAKE

Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya.

It looked mysterious. A car traveling through the area, but it had no tail lights. When stopped, it was discovered that not only did the car not have working tail lights, but the 19-year-old driver had no Ohio drivers license and never did. The 19-year-old resident was cited.

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Perhaps he was psychic and saw a fire in the future, but on Sept.30, a 33-year-old Lorain man decided to act first by throwing a fire extinguisher through the window of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Perhaps he wasn’t psychic, but just angry. Police did stop him, and charged him with criminal damaging and menacing.

BAY VILLAGE

A boy's best friend is his mother

The 911 phone rang at the police station on Oct. 7, and it was a puzzling call. It was not an emergency. Well, not for most people. An elderly woman was trying to find her hair salon. They looked up the number and gave it to her.

Welcome to prime time

Deadbolts might cost a little more, but they are worth the cost, according to Lake Avenue residents. On Oct. 6, a couple found that someone had tampered with the deadbolt on their garage, but could not get in. Police searched and saw where it had been tampered with, but found nothing else suspicious.

They're here!

The Travel Channel would probably do an entire program about “The Haunting of Applewood Drive.” It was late the night on Oct. 2, and a loud crash was heard in the house. Everyone was upstairs. A call was made to the police, who found nothing going on outside. Soon the homeowner found that a plastic bin that held remotes had fallen, causing the loud noise. Still, it could be poltergeist.

Paradise lost? Found it!

One day it was there, and the next, it eerily reappeared miles away. A Nissan Rogue was sitting in its Canterbury driveway, all by itself. It was the night of Sept. 28, and it was just a typical day with the car doors unlocked and the keys inside. Then, poof, the next morning it was nowhere in sight. Four days later, police got a call from the Cleveland police department saying the Rogue had reappeared in Cleveland on East 185th Street. The Rogue was damaged and strange objects, such as credit cards from people in Mayfield Heights and Lyndhurst, were discovered inside.

FAIRVIEW PARK

Supernatural, perhaps; baloney, perhaps not

It’s almost ghost-like. A text showing two packages was sent to a Fairview Village Apartment resident indicating that their Amazon items had been delivered on Sept. 30. But when the packages were to be retrieved, only one was there. The other…vanished. Police continue to investigate.

And the same location had another vanishing on Sept. 30 when a resident found that a package, delivered by the United States Postal Service at 1:52 pm., had vanished by 3:50. It happened in the same apartment complex but a different building. Investigators are trying to determine if the two are related.

Trust is a tough thing to come by these days

It was an eerie sight. A woman, late at night on Oct. 2, leaning over looking at the passenger seat of a car, one that was stolen from Maple Heights. When she saw the police, the woman attempted to slither away, while holding the car’s keys and a flashlight. Perhaps she was looking for the narcotics left in the car. The 41-year-old Cleveland woman, who at first lied about her identification, was found to have several warrants and was charged with receiving stolen property.

NORTH OLMSTED

One-stop shopping, part I

Deja vu all over again. Police are called to Walmart on Oct. 3 for someone not scanning items at the self-checkout. A woman with several items scanned some, while putting $229.00 of unpaid items (tax included) into bags. The woman blamed spilled muffins and wearing a mask for the scanning oversights. Police charged her with theft.

One-stop shopping, part II

A neverending story topped with heavy “deja vu” sprinkles: police were called to Walmart on Oct. 4 for someone not scanning items at the self-checkout. A pair of men had several items, but scanned just nine of them while putting $161.49 (tax included) worth of items into bags. The younger of the two blamed his unhealthy father, who was the second man. The loyal son was arrested and charged with theft, while the father would have a warrant sent for him due to his health..

NORTH RIDGEVILLE

It's alive! It's alive!

It expired in 2019, and was seen on Sandy Ridge Drive. A Dodge truck did not comply when police attempted a traffic stop. Instead, the driver kept going until pulling into a driveway on High Perch Drive, where the 25-year-old, who happened to live at that address, was arrested. At that point, it was discovered that the truck's registration had expired two years earlier. The driver also was found to have an expired driver's license, as well as active warrants.

ROCKY RIVER

I have to return some video tapes

Bates Hotel, err, Road had a visitor Sept. 29. Sometime during the night, two cars had been entered. Although the belongings had been disturbed, nothing was missing. Police are looking at Ring doorbell video.

We came, we saw, we kicked its ass

No one tried to steal the car, which was (finally!) locked. But a Cliff Towers resident found that someone still tried to steal the car’s new tires. A tire iron was found, and there were scratches and dents on the car.

SHEFFIELD/SHEFFIELD LAKE

The children of the night. What sweet music they make!

It was a dark and stormy night on Oct. 1. The quiet neighborhood's peaceful existence was interrupted by screams on Colorado Avenue. A 25-year-old woman was yelling because her mother wouldn't give her her car keys. Perhaps it was because she was intoxicated. Perhaps it was because both were intoxicated. Police got the pair to agree to go to bed for the night.

Every town has an Elm Street.

It was a dark and stormy night on Oct. 2 until the quiet neighborhood's peaceful existence was interrupted by loud noise of a party, something the caller said happens on a regular basis on Pin Oak Circle. When the homeowner was advised, he apologized and said he'd take it inside.

Help me! Help meeeee

It was a strange sight. On the night of Oct. 2, a strange creature was stalking the neighborhood near Hoag Drive. It looked like a raccoon, but it was different. This raccoon-like creature had a helmet on its head that many people might think was a jar. Police attempted to find the creature, but what they found was thorns and pickles on their pants. The History Channel should feature it on Ancient Aliens.

WESTLAKE

I'm the guy with the Gun

In the early morning dark sky, the car park at Sonesta Suites on Oct. 4 looked suspicious. When checking the tags, police found their suspicions shouldn't have been with the car, but the driver. The 23-year-old Cleveland resident had warrants for thefts, assault, traffic tickets and trespassing. When he returned to his car, the man was arrested, and found to have a loaded semi-automatic handgun, along with suspected marijuana, pills and scales. He was transported to the Cuyahoga County Jail.

They're all gonna laugh at you

The noise came from the dumpster, a place that only evil lurks. But on Oct. 8, a 25-year-old Richmond Heights man decided he wanted to lurk there as well or as he said, “he wanted some alone time.” That could not be granted after police discovered he had an active warrant, and the man became uncooperative. He was transported to jail.

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