Compressor taken

A Henry Road man said Sept. 10 a compressor was taken from his garage sometime in the previous few days.

FAIRVIEW PARK

City investigating contractor

The city prosecutor is reviewing information from a West 227th Street woman who told authorities Sept. 3 that she had written two checks totaling $29,000 in the previous three months for a contractor who said he needed the money to build furnishings and cabinets. But she said when she checked the home, nothing had been installed and no materials bought. When the contractor told her to get another contractor, she called police.

Uber Eats fraud

A Fairview Park woman said Sept. 4 that someone had made $390 in Uber Eats purchases on her credit card between Aug. 21 and Sept. 4.

LAKEWOOD

Burglary reported

A Lakewood Avenue man said Sept. 4 someone burglarized his home during the day and took several household items.

Text message threats

A Beach Parkway woman said Sept. 5 someone sent her a text message and then called saying he was going to shoot her.

2 catalytic converters stolen

Catalytic converters were reported stolen from two cars parked in a Berea Road parking lot overnight Sept. 9.

NORTH OLMSTED

Grocery theft

A 48-year-old Cleveland man was arrested Aug. 28 for theft after Giant Eagle security said he pushed a shopping cart filled with $250 worth of groceries out of the store. He was stopped on Dover Center Road near the Giant Eagle plaza.

Marijuana, traffic stop

A 20-year-old North Olmsted man was cited Sept. 2 for possession of marijuana, improper window tinting and no front license plate after police stopped the car he was driving on Columbia Road for not having the plate, they said.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 48-year-old Cleveland man was arrested for drunk driving Sept. 7 after police checked a report of a man passed out in a car in the Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon parking lot on Lorain Road. Officers said they found a man hanging over the door of the car and vomiting.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE

Old registration prompts stop

A 22-year-old Elyria woman was cited Sept. 3 for driving on expired plates and a suspended license after police discovered the license plates on the car she was driving on Lorain Road had expired.

Home burglary

A Ravenway Drive woman said Sept. 4 someone broke into her home during the previous few days. She was still determining what might have been taken.

Driver cited for passing school bus

A 42-year-old Sheffield Lake man was cited Sept. 6 for passing a stopped school bus with its lights on in a no-passing zone on Center Ridge Road.

ROCKY RIVER

Gun arrest

A 23-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested Aug. 30 on Wagar Road for not having a concealed-carry permit after a records check on his license plate showed he was wanted by Bay Village police on a weapons charge. Police confiscated a loaded 9 mm pistol and turned the man over to Bay Village officers.

Damage at apartments

Police are investigating two incidents on Old Detroit Road Sept. 1. A car was found with four flattened tires in the 1900 block of Old Detroit and graffiti was found on a building next to the parking lot.

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE

Purse taken

A customer at the Detroit Road McDonald’s said her purse was apparently stolen between 8:50 and 9:50 p.m. Sept. 10. She had left the restaurant without it and returned after realizing she didn’t have it.

Ink cartridges, razors stolen

Workers at the Sam’s Club on Cobblestone Road said Sept. 9 someone took 11 ink cartridges and 20 packs of razors during the afternoon.

WESTLAKE

Heroin arrest in store bathroom

A 67-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested Sept. 9 for possession of heroin after police found him asleep in the Market District supermarket bathroom at 5:30 p.m. with heroin and a rolled-up dollar bill. Officers were looking for him because he had told his mother to drop him off at the Crocker Park supermarket so he could pay two men for some sort of extortion. The concerned mother called police about what he told her, prompting the search. He told officers the extortion story was phony.

Woman scammed out of $5,000

A 30-year-old Westlake woman was scammed Sept. 11 into buying $5,000 worth of Target gift cards after a man with an “Indian-sounding” accent called and said he was from the U.S. Marshals Service and that he had a warrant for her arrest. Police said the scam artist intimidated the woman into buying gift cards, then had her read him the gift card’s numbers so he could access them. Westlake police said it didn’t help that the Marshals Service told officers that the service’s phone number had been compromised by hackers and that the number on the woman’s caller ID might have looked legitimate. Westlake police reminded people that no government agency or private business would ask people to buy gift cards to eliminate an arrest warrant or debt.

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