Car window broken, purse stolen

An Avon woman said her purse was stolen from her car between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 after someone broke a window out while she was in Planet Fitness.

Man arrested after car hits woman

A 24-year-old Lorain woman was treated for injuries at UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake after a 2 a.m. accident in the parking lot of Mulligan’s Bar and Grille, police said. A 57-year-old Sheffield Lake man was arrested for drunk driving and reckless operation.

Suspended license, marijuana arrest

An 18-year-old Lorain man was arrested Jan. 28 for driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana after a check showed the suspended license while the man was driving on Colorado Avenue at 11 a.m. After police asked about the marijuana smell, the man told them it was in the center console.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 31-year-old Lorain woman was arrested Jan. 26 for drunk driving, driving on a suspended license and related charges after police stopped the car she was driving on Center Road at 3:45 a.m.


License suspended, plates expired

A 23-year-old Lorain man was cited Jan. 30 for driving on a suspended license after police stopped the car he was driving on Lake Road at 1:54 p.m. after seeing the expired license plate.

Credit card charges questioned

An Avon Lake woman said Jan. 31 someone made several charges on her credit card that she knew nothing about during the previous few weeks.

Car hits house, driver arrested

A 52-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested Feb. 1 for driving under the influence, failure to maintain control and related offenses after he drove a car into a Jaycox Road home at 12:54 a.m., police said. No injuries were reported.

Knife missing from package

An Inwood Boulevard man said a package that was delivered to his home in January did not contain a knife he ordered. He said he couldn’t tell if the knife was taken after delivery or while it was shipped.


All that glitters

A Bay Village man said he lost $2,950 after he fell victim to a gold scam. The man said he was contacted online Jan. 30 and told he would be sent 19.5 pounds of gold if he would pay shipping and handling. The man sent the money to an address provided by the scam artist. Hed told police he thought it was legitimate because he got shipping and routing numbers. Police reminded people that if something appears too good to be true, it probably is. People should contact a trusted party or police to see what they think.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 73-year-old Bay Village man was arrested at 2:05 a.m. Feb. 1 for drunk driving after police stopped the car he was driving on Lake Road for an equipment violation. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, police said.

Possible distraction burglary investigated

The daughter of a Bay Village woman told police Feb. 1 that a man knocked on his mother’s door sometime in December and entered the Columbia Road home to supposedly look at a service panel in the basement. The woman is checking to see if anything is missing.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 25-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested at 4:47 p.m. Feb. 1 for drunk driving after police stopped the car she was driving on Kenmore Road for driving erratically. Police found she was driving on a suspended license and arrested her after she failed field sobriety tests.


Secret shopper scam

An apparent scam artist gave a Fairview Park woman and an officer false information after they began looking into a possible scam Jan. 28. The apparent scammer wanted her to be a secret shopper and buy gift cards with checks he sent her. The woman cashed the checks and had bought nearly $4,000 in gift cards before a clerk warned her it was probably a scam. When the woman told police, the would-be scammer called, so the woman gave the phone to an officer, who found the person calling gave him false information. After that, the gift cards were not redeemed.

Xbox systems stolen

Police are looking into the theft of two Xbox systems from Marshall’s at Westgate Jan. 29. The systems had been left in a cart by the door. A man and woman in line with a shopping cart left that cart and took the cart with the Xboxes.

Not the right name

A 20-year-old Elyria man was arrested Jan. 30 for drunk driving and turn violations while driving near West 208th Street and Lorain Road at 2:23 a.m.The driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. When a sober driver arrived to pick him up after the arrest, police found the Elyria man used his brother’s name initially, so officers added falsification to the arrest before he was released on bond.


Scooting along

Police checking a 3:40 a.m. Jan. 24 report of a possibly intoxicated man driving a scooter on Winchester Avenue found the man was able to drive the electric scooter and was taking a trip to Walgreens. His wife was concerned he might hurt himself and called officers.

Two bicycles stolen

Two bicycles were reported taken from a back yard in the 12900 block of Clifton Boulevard during the day Jan. 27.

Clarence Drive trespasser warned

A man in a white hooded sweatshirt was told by police he can’t go on a Clarence Drive property again or he will be arrested for trespassing after police investigated an 8:20 p.m. Jan. 30 call of a man on the property.


Cash grab failed

A 37-year-old East Cleveland man was arrested at 8:57 p.m. Jan. 28 after Walmart workers said he grabbed $50 and $100 bills from a cash register. The clerk at the register initially thought the man worked at the store, but she grabbed the money back before the man kicked her and ran, police said. An officer at the store stopped him, police said. The clerk declined treatment.

Abrupt change leads to arrest

A 43-year-old North Olmsted man was arrested Feb. 2 for drunk driving, traffic violations, resisting arrest and a license suspension, police said. They initially stopped the car after the driver made an abrupt lane change on Lorain Road at 2:05 a.m. Police found he appeared to be under the influence. He refused to leave his car, then pulled away before officers got him out of the car, police said.

Weaving leads to arrest

A 35-year-old Oakwood Village man was arrested Feb. 3 for drunk driving after police stopped the car he was driving on Lorain Road at 12:44 a.m. because the car was weaving. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.

Cart full of trouble

A warrant for theft was issued for a 58-year-old Cleveland woman after Ollie’s security said she took $432 in household items from the store at 1:51 p.m. Feb. 2. She got into a truck and went to a coffee shop near Ollie’s parking lot. Police stopped her when she came out of a bathroom. She told police she was not feeling well. Police said she would be arrested for theft after she was checked at UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake. However, she left the hospital and hospital staff contacted the police, who couldn’t find her.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 46-year-old North Olmsted man was arrested Feb. 2 for drunk driving after police got an 11:54 a.m. call about a possible drunk driver near the Applebee’s Bar + Grill on Great Northern Boulevard. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.


Theft arrest at Sheetz

A 40-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested at 1:18 p.m. Jan. 24 after Sheetz workers said he tried to take merchandise from the store.

Driver cited for passing bus

A 23-year-old North Ridgeville man was cited for passing a stopped school bus on Jason Drive the morning of Jan. 27.

Swerving into trouble

A 70-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 for driving under the influence and traffic offenses after police investigated a call about a car swerving in and out of lanes on Stoney Ridge Road.

Items taken from unlocked cars

Assorted small items were reported stolen from three unlocked cars overnight Jan. 30 in the Pennsylvania Avenue and Burlington Drive areas

Theft arrest

A 35-year-old Lorain man was arrested Jan. 31 for theft and criminal damaging after police investigated a 12:37 p.m. complaint at a Lear Nagle Road home.

Window damaged

A window was damaged by an unknown object sometime between noon and 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Danbury Senior Living.


Tools missing

A contractor working on an unoccupied home on Blossom Drive said Jan. 27 that $4,400 worth of tools, including a ladder and sander, were taken from the home during the previous few days.

Lights scare off man

A Bradford’s Gate man said he saw someone trying to break into his garage at 10:25 a.m. Jan. 28. The man got into a black SUV after the resident turned on a light, police said. The resident did not have a description of the man.

Cigarette carton caper

Two men took 55 cartons of cigarettes from a delivery van parked by the SDM Mart on Hilliard Boulevard at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 28. Both men were dressed in jeans and dark sweatshirts and got out of a light green sedan parked in a lot adjacent to the mart.

Unwelcome visitor at back door

A 36-year-old North Royalton man was arrested Jan. 29 after a Lakeview Avenue man called police at 11:10 a.m. and said a man was trying to come in his back door. When police spoke to the man, he appeared disheveled and intoxicated and could not say why he was there. He told police he had been drinking since 7 a.m.

Construction site theft

Workers reported Jan. 29 that several tools were taken from a lock box at a Hilliard Boulevard job site. The workers said there was no sign of forced entry.


Suspended license, drunk-driving arrest

A 21-year-old Lorain man was arrested Jan. 30 for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license after police checked a report of a possible fight at the Homewood Suites on Transportation Drive. Police said they found a man and woman leaving the parking lot and that the driver seemed impaired. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.

Windshield broken

A Vermilion woman said she was driving home at 12:40 a.m. west on Interstate 90 between State Routes 611 and 254 when she heard a loud bang and saw the passenger side of her windshield break. She told police she was shaken but not injured and decided to drive on because she wasn’t sure if someone might have tried to attack her. There was no apparent projectile found in the car or near the scene, police investigators said.


Car stolen from parking lot

A four-door Saturn was reported stolen Feb. 1 from the Houlihan’s Parking lot on Detroit Road. Surveillance video showed the car being driven out of the lot overnight.

Navigator reposesed, not missing

A resident at the Sonesta Suites told police at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 2 someone stole his Lincoln Navigator from the parking lot. However, witnesses told police it was towed. Further investigation showed it had been repossessed.

More than a plate problem

A 26-year-old Cleveland man was arrested at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 for driving without a license and possession of marijuana after police stopped the car he was driving near Crocker and Clemens roads for a license plate problem. Records showed Westlake officers had a warrant for him for driving without a license and having invalid plates. His passenger, a 22-year-old Lorain woman, also had a warrant from Westlake for misidentification and was also arrested. Police found the marijuana when they checked the man.

Gift cards scam

A woman said she was scammed out of $500 in gift cards in early February after attempting to get a loan from the Ace Cash Express, supposedly based in Riverside, California, after she got an email notice that she was eligible. When she balked at paying $500 to start the process, the scammer said he would put money into her checking account if she would repay it in gift cards, which she did. A check with the Better Business Bureau showed no Ace Cash Express and that she had been scammed. Police said anyone seeking payments in gift cards is probably running a scam and should be checked.

Grab and run

A man wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a mask over his face grabbed an iPad and ran from a Walden Drive home at 10:40 p.m. Feb. 5. The woman at the home had gone to answer a knock at the front door, which is when the thief entered the home, then ran, she said.

2 arrested on drug, weapons charges

A 42-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested, and her passenger, a 49-year-old North Royalton man, is having warrants issued for him on drug and weapons charges after police stopped the car she was driving on Interstate 90 at 3 p.m. Feb. 6. Police said they saw suspicious activity in the car and said they found a knife, replica handgun, scales, straws and burnt spoons. The driver also had a warrant from the Rocky River Police Department, Westlake officers found.

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