Drug arrest

A 45-year-old Columbia Station man was arrested Aug. 17 for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after police checked a 9 p.m. report of a man acting suspiciously in the restroom of the GetGo on Just Imagine Drive.

Bad checks

Police are investigating an Aug. 16 report of a customer giving Menard’s several bad checks totaling $1,454 during the previous few weeks. The customer had not responded to calls from store staff, so they told police.


Assault at Bleser Park

A 29-year-old Elyria woman said she was assaulted at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Bleser Park on Avon-Belden Road. No major injuries were reported.

Bourbon-theft arrest

A 25-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested Aug. 12 for theft after police checked a 7:35 p.m. report of a man taking a bottle of bourbon from the Avon Lake Carryout and Liquor, then fleeing after a worker confronted him. The man left the bourbon and was arrested a few minutes later.

Cash stolen from home

About $300 in cash was reported stolen from a Community Drive home. The theft occurred in the late morning Aug. 14.

Traffic problems prompt arrest

A 43-year-old Avon Lake woman was arrested Aug. 15 for drunk driving and related traffic offenses after police stopped the car she was driving on Electric Boulevard at 3:05 a.m. for crossing lanes and making a wrong turn.

Cited for suspended license

A 39-year-old Sheffield Lake woman was cited Aug. 16 for driving on a suspended license after police stopped the car she was driving on Pin Oak Parkway at 9:20 a.m. for driving erratically.

Speeding and suspended license

A 51-year-old Avon Lake man was cited Aug. 16 for driving on a suspended license after police stopped the truck he was driving on Jaycox Road at 10:10 a.m. for speeding.

Gun, photos found

A loaded 9mm handgun was found at 11 a.m. along with photos and a book in a black zippered bag on the Vineyard Road beach.

2 phones lines transferred illegally

A Saratoga Drive man found Aug. 17 someone had illegally transferred two of his phone lines to another phone carrier. No money was lost.

Domestic violence arrest

A 37-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested Aug. 18 for domestic violence after police checked a 12:30 a.m. report of problems at his home. No injuries were reported.

Illegal debit card use

An Avon Lake woman said Aug. 20 someone had spent $51 in late July after getting her debit card information.

Utility bill problem

An Avon Lake man said Aug. 19 someone used his personal information to open a utility power account in 2017. He told police after finding out from credit reports.

Possible domestic violence incident

The city prosecutor is reviewing reports after police investigated a 2:38 p.m. Aug. 20 call about possible domestic violence at a Moore Road home. No injuries were reported.


Online scam

A Bay Village woman told police Aug. 13 that she was the apparent victim of a scam when a popup ad appeared on her computer that said her computer was infected with a virus. The ad directed her to a site where a technician would fix it for a price, police said. The woman bought $2,400 in gift cards and sent them to the scammer before realizing her mistake and calling police.

Drunk teens in Uber car arrested

A Bay Village man and a Chagrin Falls woman, both 19, were arrested for underage drinking at 1:10 a.m. Aug. 15 after police stopped the Uber car they were riding in for a traffic violation on Cahoon Road. The officer said the teens were heavily intoxicated and arrested them after they failed field sobriety tests.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 48-year-old Bay Village man was arrested at 1:54 a.m. Aug. 17 for drunk driving after police stopped the car he was driving on Wolf Road for several traffic violations. He appeared to be drunk and was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. A later breath test showed a blood alcohol level of .235, or nearly three times the legal limit of .08, police said.


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 does not include the time when incidents took place.


An unknown vehicle hit a parked car and Jet Ski trailer July 1.

Drunk-driving arrest

A man was arrested July 2 for drunk driving, child endangerment, having alcohol in the car and being in the park after closing. No injuries were reported.

Wanted man arrested

A man wanted on a felony warrant from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department was arrested and turned over to that department July 4.

Drunk-driving arrest

A man was arrested July 5 for drunk driving after police stopped the car he was driving for not staying in marked lanes and going through a stop sign.

Drunk-driving arrest

A woman whose Jeep hit a fence July 7 was arrested for drunk driving and was treated at the scene because her chin was bleeding.

Car thefts, break-ins

One car was reported stolen and two others were broken into July 8. A cell phone and charger were missing from one car and the other had a broken window but nothing missing.

Car stolen

A woman discovered her car had been stolen after she left her keys on a picnic table July 9. An iPad in the car led police to East Cleveland where it was found, but the car wasn’t.

Drug, alcohol arrest

A man was arrested July 11 for drunk driving, possession of marijuana, endangering children and traffic offenses after police stopped the car he was driving for the traffic offenses. The children in the car were not injured and were turned over to an adult.

Trash can fires

Two trash can fires were extinguished by officers July 15.



Two megaphones, a megaphone battery, battery charger and first-aid kit were stolen when someone broke into the guard shack between 5 p.m. July 5 and 10 a.m. July 6. The megaphones and first-aid kit were found nearby on the beach the morning of July 6.

Windshield damaged

A woman waiting in traffic by the park entrance July 10 said her windshield was chipped when a worker weedwacking nearby kicked up a rock, hitting it.

Teenager treated

Bay Village paramedics treated a 17-year-old girl at the beach July 10 when she began feeling ill. Her parents were contacted to come get her.


Property found

A wallet and cell phone were found near the scenic marina July 2.

Hole causes flat

A driver said his car got a flat tire after hitting a hole on the Valley Parkway July 3.

Bicyclist checked

A bicycle rider was treated at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland July 4 after he fell off a bike on the Story Road hill.

Two drunk teenagers arrested

Two 15-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest and obstructing after police found them intoxicated in the Scenic Park Picnic Area in Lakewood.

Motorcycle accident

A motorcycle rider swerving to avoid a deer on Valley Parkway July 7 ended up in a ditch. He was not injured.

Marijuana possession

A man was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia July 11 after police found him with it near Tyler Field.

Car accident

A two-car accident on Wooster Road hill was investigated. No injuries were reported.


No reports released


Phony phone account

A Fairview Park man said Aug. 13 someone had used his Social Security number during the previous few weeks to set up a Verizon phone account, leaving him with a $263 bill. A Verizon staffer told police that the account had been set up by someone using his Social Security number at a Walmart. The man does not know how the other person got his phone number.

Girlfriend assaulted

An 18-year-old Elyria man was arrested Aug. 14 for assault and criminal damaging after police checked a noon report of a disturbance at the Lawn Village Apartments on Lorain Road. The man was upset and pushed his 18-year-old girlfriend, who lives at the apartment with her 1-year-old, saying she had given him a sexually transmitted disease, police said. He also punched holes in doors and walls at the apartment, police said. No injuries were reported.

Protection order violation

A 37-year-old Lakewood man was arrested at 3:50 a.m. Aug. 16 for violating a protection order when he went to his ex-girlfriend’s home on West 226th Street in an attempt to resolve their differences, police said. When she saw text messages and nude pictures of him that he sent to another woman, she confronted him, prompting an argument, police said. She said she threw his phone and the man grabbed her arm when she attempted to go into the bathroom. He left with his phone and police found him hiding behind a dumpster on Lorain Road a few minutes later.


Argument investigated

Police are investigating a report from 3:45 p.m. Aug. 18 that a man pulled a knife on another man during an argument on Nelson Court. No injuries were reported.

Off the roof

Three teenagers were told to get down from the roof of Harrison Elementary School and stay off it after they were seen there at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 19.

Bicycles stolen

Two bicycles were reported stolen from the Lewis Drive playground. The theft occurred during the day Aug. 15.

Identity theft

A Lake Avenue woman told police Aug. 16 she found out someone had used her personal information to try to get credit cards and they contacted her about it.

Car theft

A Richland Avenue woman said Aug. 17 someone stole her unlocked car while it was parked in her driveway overnight.

Tires slashed

A Cove Avenue woman said she found one of her car’s tires slashed at 11 a.m. Aug 19. She had left it in a parking lot the previous night.


Walmart theft arrest

A 26-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested Aug. 18 for theft after Walmart security told police she took several pieces of clothing and a bottle of lotion from the business at 5:04 p.m.

Public indecency arrest

An 18-year-old Olmsted Falls man was arrested Aug. 14 for public indecency after police checked a 2:08 p.m. report from a customer at TJ Maxx that he had followed her around the store and exposed himself, police said.

Fire accidental

An Aug. 23 fire at a Stearns Road home appears to have started accidentally in the area between the basement ceiling and kitchen floor, firefighters said. Firefighters were called at 6:14 a.m. Both residents in the ranch house got out safely and firefighters got the fire under control by 6:34 a.m. Firefighters estimated the damage at $50,000.


Credit card stolen

A 76-year-old North Ridgeville woman said Aug. 7 her credit card was stolen sometime in the previous few days.

Juvenile arrest

A 15-year-old North Ridgeville boy was arrested Aug. 11 for domestic violence after police checked a call of a family dispute at a home. No injuries were reported.

Wallet stolen from car

A wallet was reported stolen Aug. 12 from a car parked in the North Ridgeville High School parking lot. The theft occurred sometime during the previous few days.

Siding in boxes stolen

Several boxes of siding were reported stolen Aug. 13 from a Greenlawn Drive home sometime during the previous few days.

eBay account fraud

An 80-year-old North Ridgeville man said Aug. 13 someone had tried to get into his eBay account in the previous few days.

Domestic violence arrest

A 24-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested Aug. 17 for domestic violence after police checked a 2:50 a.m. call about a fight at a home. A woman in the home was treated for injuries.

Traffic offenses

A 28-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested Aug. 18 for driving on a suspended license after police stopped the car he was driving on Stoney Ridge Road at 9:15 p.m. for speeding.

Marijuana, traffic arrest

A 41-year-old Elyria woman was arrested Aug. 19 for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license after police stopped the car she was driving on Interstate 480 at 11:42 a.m.


Move-out spat

Police broke up a fight at 1:40 a.m. Aug. 13 between two women at a Wooster Road home over property they were dividing as one was moving out. Neither wanted to file charges and no injuries were reported.

Car hit in parking lot

A 52-year-old Lakewood woman was cited Aug. 13 for hitting another car in a Center Ridge Road parking lot. Another driver saw the incident and told police when the woman walked into a nearby building without leaving a note for the driver of the parked car.

Disgruntled former worker

A former worker had to leave the Harbor Court building on Center Ridge Road with a family member after police checked a 1:10 p.m. Aug. 16 report about the person causing problems and refusing to leave that day after being fired. No charges were filed, but the ex-worker was told not to come back.

Abandoned car driven

Police checked a report at 2:05 p.m. Aug. 16 of a worker at a Lake Road apartment complex driving a recently deceased tenant’s car. The worker said the tenant’s family knowingly left the car without leaving any instructions for the building staff on how to get it rid of it. Police explained the legal options for getting rid of it.

Assaulted by fiance’s ex-wife

A 29-year-old Avon woman was arrested for assault at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 16 after her ex-husband’s fiance accused the woman of assaulting her in the Heinen’s parking lot on Detroit Road.

Threats prompts arrest

A 26-year-old Columbus woman was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Aug. 18 for disorderly conduct after a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputy working security at a St. Demetrios Church event on Center Ridge Road said she had threatened him several times and challenged him to a fight.

No more free cuts

A Walnut Lane man who was giving free haircuts to his friends in his garage while he is in barber college was told to stop Aug. 19 after police got a complaint about it.


Theft from car

A 33-year-old Sullivan, Ohio, woman said someone shattered the window of her car and took a backpack and computer tablet between 7 and 8:23 a.m. while the car was parked in the World Gym lot on Cobblestone Road.

Coins, tools taken from home

A Day Street man said someone broke into his home between 8 and 10:30 p.m. and took about $800 in tools, $200 in coins and a knife.


BB gun prompts arrest

A 25-year-old Westlake man was arrested Aug. 10 for gun and traffic offenses after police stopped the car he was driving on Detroit Road for traffic and license plate offenses. Noting the man seemed nervous, an officer asked him to step out of the car when he saw the end of a handgun sticking out from the area next to the driver’s seat. The gun was found to be a Glock semi-automatic BB gun, which looked like a regular Glock handgun.

Clothing theft

About $500 in clothing was taken from The Gap in Crocker Park the afternoon of Aug. 13. Security video showed three women putting the items in bags and leaving the store. Store workers alerted police after seeing the video.

Counterfeit bills

Crocker Park security found Aug. 20 that counterfeit $100 bills had been passed at four businesses that day. Workers at Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Journeys and Urban Outfitters all reported finding the counterfeit money.

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