Westlake Police Blotter 11/26/12

On Nov. 20, an Olmsted Township woman reported that a friend (37-year-old Cleveland man) of her son took her 1995 GMC Jimmy without her permission or her son’s on Nov. 18. Her 46-year-old son was arrested by WPD that day for DCI and stealing a bottle of vodka from a Detroit Rd. gas station. The son professes not to remember much about that incident but did recall that the suspect was with him; witnesses saw the vehicle at the gas station as well. A report for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle was taken.


A Dover Center Rd. repair shop put 2 tires worth $316 on a Bellingham, WA. man’s car on Nov. 19. A staffer thinks that the suspect snuck onto the lot the next day and removed the car without paying. Very little information is known about the suspect; based on the car’s condition, the staffer thinks he may be a transient and en route back to the West Coast.


A 16-year-old Westlake boy was arrested for Domestic Violence on Nov. 21 at 7:32AM. He had punched his mother in the head after they argued about him needing to get a job, and then fled their Detroit Rd. apartment after kicking in a door. He was charged with Domestic Violence, Criminal Damaging, and Possession of Marijuana. He was taken to the County Detention Home.


A Bassett Rd. landlord found that his former tenants had left the home in an unusual condition on Nov. 21 at 10:13AM. The front door was left ajar and pieces of raw chicken scattered about the messy interior. He surmises that this buffet was intended to attract raccoons into the house. He will change the locks and requested that patrols watch for anyone coming or going from the residence.


A 25-year-old Los Angeles man and a 28-year-old Westlake man were arrested for Discharging Firearms on Nov. 21 at 1:51PM. The Westlake man had just purchased the .22cal Mossberg rifle which the pair had been shooting in a wooded area near his Caroline Cr. home. The rifle was seized as evidence.


A shoplifter fled Dicks Sporting Goods on Nov. 21 at 7:51PM with 2 bags of merchandise. She is described as a white female approx. 5’5, 175 with dark hair (blond highlights) and a tongue ring. She set off the anti-theft alarm as she exited the store; employees got the license plate number of the vehicle she got into; the investigation continues.



A 33-year-old Sheffield Lake man was arrested for felony OVI (he has 5 prior OVI convictions) on Nov. 22 at 3:01AM on Second St. He refused a breath test and was also cited for weaving and driving under suspension.


$300 cash and a large quantity of jewelry were taken from a Hummingbird Cr. home on Thanksgiving between 1:30PM and midnight. Entry was gained by forcing the front door. No suspects.


A $50 purse was taken from a 2005 GMC Yukon while it was parked at the owner’s Porter Rd. address on the night of Nov. 21. It contained a debit card, jewelry ($15 value), perfume ($60 value), and misc. papers. No illicit use of the debit card was reported, no forced entry to the vehicle, and no suspects.


A Parma Hts. woman was reportedly choked by her live-in boyfriend (52-year-old North Olmsted man) on Nov. 23 at 4:55PM. They had been visiting the male’s son at his Center Ridge Rd. home and argued there; they both left separately. She initially wanted nothing done; the suspect then went to her home and poured gasoline around inside. Parma Hts. PD arrested him, and the woman then came to WPD at 11:53PM to file a Domestic Violence report.


A Brick Mill Run woman’s condo storage locker had golf clubs, tees, balls, gloves, and a clock (total value $2800) stolen from it between Oct. 31 and Nov. 24. The padlock was damaged to gain entry. No suspects.


A $400 ring was taken in a burglary of a King James Pkwy home on Nov. 24. The resident found the front door forced open when she came home at 8:08PM. No suspects

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