Car hits building

An 85-year-old woman lost control of her car June 18 and hit the Radiant Divine Medical Spa Building on Detroit Road. Police said. No injuries were reported.

X-rated graffiti

A male’s private part was spray painted onto the grass and part of a tree behind the Cork and Barrel wine bar overnight June 23.

Attempted break-in

A South Fall Lake Drive man said someone tried to break into his garage overnight June 24.


Window damage

Residents of a Saratoga Drive home said someone appeared to have tried unsuccessfully to get into their home overnight June 13.

Bank alert

An Avon Lake woman found June 13 someone used her personal information to open two bank accounts in the previous few weeks before she was alerted and closed the accounts.

Ladder taken

Workers at Sherwin Williams on Walker Road said June 16 an extension ladder was taken.

Park incident

Officials are considering potential juvenile charges after they investigated a 9:30 p.m. June 17 report of a teenager waving a gun in Veteran’s Park and found it was a 15-year-old with a BB gun.

Mail didn’t get through

A Parkwood Avenue man found June 19 someone had taken mail from his mailbox after it was delivered the previous day.

SUV driver arrested

A 32-year-old Avon Lake man hit by a car while riding a motorized bicycle was treated for injuries and an 18-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested June 23 after he drove away from the accident scene at Electric Boulevard and Beachwood Avenue, police said.

The bicyclist called a friend at 2:12 a.m. and said he had been hit by a car. The friend took him to Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital for treatment, said Sgt. Reed Reikowski of the Avon Lake Police Department.

A few minutes later, Sheffield Village officers stopped a Mercury Mountaineer with damage consistent with striking a person and arrested the 18-year-old for driving under the influence, Reikowski said. Sheffield Village officers called Avon Lake officers at 3:15 a.m. about the apparent accident, then hospital staff notified Avon Lake officers about the man who had been struck.

Officers found damage from an apparent accident at the intersection after the phone calls, Reikowski said. The accident was still being investigated Friday night and Reikowski said he anticipated releasing additional details this week.


Not good behavior

A 15-year-old Bay Village boy who lied about his name initially was warned June 15 not to play Ding Dong ditch by ringing people’s doorbells on Saddler Road after police checked a complaint from a resident. Further investigation showed several teens had committed similar acts the previous few days, so police spoke to the youths’ parents and let them handle the discipline, officers said.

Car stolen, recovered

An unlocked car with the keys in it reported stolen the night of June 16 from the driveway of a Winsor Drive home. It was found early the next morning on the east side with the battery missing, police reported.

Equipment stolen

A leaf blower was stolen from the front lawn of a Bradley Road home around 3 p.m. June 17. The homeowner said he left the yard for 15 minutes and found the blower gone when he came back.


Checking fight leads to arrest

A 33-year-old Fairview Park woman was arrested June 17 for disorderly conduct after police investigated a report of two men fighting at the Fairview Tavern on Lorain Road. Officers found the two men had fled, but found three women arguing, police said. Two of the women kept exchanging profanities and insults with one woman continuing the verbal barrage even after being told to stop twice by police. She was then arrested.

Can’t go there

A 22-year-old Fairview Park man was arrested June 19 for criminal trespassing when he was found sleeping in his car in the McDonald’s parking at 6:56 a.m. Officers noted it was the same man founding doing the same thing early June 13, prompting managers to tell him not come on the property after the first incident.

Stolen car found

A car reported stolen in Cleveland earlier was found in the Ramada Inn Brookpark Park parking lot June 20. When police spoke to the man, who parked the car, he claimed an ex-girlfriend was playing games because they broke up. Fairview police said Cleveland officers’ had a tow only request for the car, which was done. Fairview officers said the man should talk to Cleveland officers’ to resolve the issues with the car and ex-girlfriend.

Wanted man arrested

Police checking a 11:55 p.m. June 21 report of a man trying car door handles in a parking lot in the 20000 block of Lorain Road ended up arresting a 29-year-old Parma man wanted by Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputies for a drug offense and Parma for traffic offenses. The man was seen getting into the passenger side of one car in the lot, with the man and driver denying trying other car’s door handles.

Charges being considered

The city prosecutor is considering whether to file charges after police checking a June 22 of a man threatening another man by yelling, swearing and using a racial epithet in the parking lot of St. Angela Merici Church on Lorain Road. Police said the man had no weapon but appeared to be in a manic state, and paramedics had the man taken to Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital for treatment. A check showed the department night shift had checked the same man the night before in the same area for strange behavior, but at his request had taken him to a bus stop where he could get a bus to Tremont, police said.


Criminal cleaned up

An unknown amount of money was taken June 9 after someone broke into the Brookfield Manor laundry machines.

Trailer taken

A construction trailer at a Lake Avenue construction site was taken overnight June 11, workers said.


Have to give it back

A 22-year-old Cleveland Heights woman was arrested June 18 for unauthorized use of a car, driving on a suspended license and not giving police her real name initially June 18 after a license check showed a car she was driving on Country Club Boulevard at 4:19 a.m. was reported stolen in Cleveland, police said. After police stopped the car, the woman said she had borrowed it from an ex-boyfriend and that she tried to give it back but officers found he had reported it stolen. A records check showed her driver’s license was suspended.

Lane changes prompt arrest

A 33-year-old Westlake man was arrested June 20 for drunk driving, while also being cited for improper lane changes speeding after police stopped the car he was driving on Columbia Road at 12:39 a.m. The man was arrested after police said he smelled of alcohol and refused to finish field sobriety tests.


No stop sign

A 23-year-old Elyria woman was arrested June 13 for drunk driving after police investigated a car found stopped in the middle of Lorain Road. She was arrested after police checked the car.

Speed leads to trouble

A 58-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested for drunk driving June 15 after police said they initially stopped the car he was driving on Handyside Drive for speeding.


Worksite dispute

Two Cleveland men were cited June 17 for disorderly conduct after police broke up a fight between the two about the placement of a ladder at a River Lane construction site. The two men were pushing and shoving each other, but had not been hurt, police said.


Fraud at Sam’s Club

A Chandler, Arizona man said someone used his personal information to make a purchase at the Sam’s Club in Sheffield Village June 16.


Naked shopping

A half-naked female was reported on June 18 walking on Crocker Road near the DoubleTree Inn. When officers arrived, witnesses said she had entered the hotel. They found the room with a 24-year-old Cleveland resident who said the wind may have blown up her dress while she walked back to the hotel from shopping. The Cleveland resident had warrants from against her in Beachwood and Brunswick for harassing communications. She was turned over to Brunswick police. She was also charged with indecent exposure.

OfferUp scam?

On June 18, a male reported that he was out more than $1,000 after trying to sell Kyrie Irving shoes on OfferUp, an online marketplace. The man said he received an offer of $200 from a “Clara.” The buyer said the payment didn’t go through and asked to be reimbursed. By the time the transaction/reimbursement conversation was over, the amount had reached $1,000. Investigators are following up.

Bye-bye bicycle

ACrocker Park reported on June 19 locked Trek bicycle was stolen from a bike rack in the Main Street garage.

Unemployment hoax

A resident reported on June 22 that, according to her employer, someone had attempted to file for unemployment in her name, using both her Social Security number and birth date.

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