Westlake Police Weekly Blotter April 3

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A Center Ridge Rd. building was forcibly entered through a window sometime between March 19-23. Nothing was taken; the business is in the process of being sold. It is hypothesized that unknown juveniles looking for a secluded place to hang out may be responsible.

 Two suspects tried to steal a cart full of beer from a Detroit Rd. store on March 23 at 3:22PM. They were intercepted by employees and a 28-year-old homeless woman was arrested. A male suspect fled the scene; he was identified as a 36-year-old Newburg Hts. man and was arrested an hour later at a nearby restaurant. Both face charges of Theft and Possession of Criminal Tools; the woman also has active warrants from the Cuyahoga and Summit Co. Sheriff’s Offices.

A cellphone, car keys, and cigarettes were taken from the jacket of a Market St. store employee on March 23 between 4:30PM-6:20PM. No suspects

 A generator and power tools (unk. value) were taken from a Detroit Rd. construction site between March 21-25. A chain on the generator was cut; no suspects.

 The catalytic converter was cut off a North Olmsted man’s 2004 Pontiac Sunfire while it was parked at the RTA lot on Sperry Dr. The theft occurred on March 25 between 7:45AM-5PM. No suspects; RTA PD was notified.

 A Smith Ave. man received a credit card in the mail on March 25; he has had an account with the company for 35 years.  A second card in the name of an unknown person was also included. The victim does not recognize that name, although he has received mail addressed to the second name in the past. The victim cancelled the account and notified the issuing bank.

 A wallet containing $60, a credit card, and misc. papers belonging to a Westlake man was taken from the Recreation Center gym on March 25 between 7PM-8:30PM while the owner played basketball. No suspects. A wallet and a cellphone belonging to two other persons were reportedly taken at the same time, but those owners have not come forward.

 A patrolling officer checked the license plate of a 1991 Chevrolet pickup parked in a Detroit Rd. apartment lot on March 26 at 5:45AM. It came back to a 1994 Jeep owned by a Vermillion man. When the officer checked the truck’s VIN, he noted the keys in the vehicle ignition and took them after leaving a note. The owner called at 8:15AM and was advised of the illegality (not to mention foolhardiness) of leaving the keys in the ignition. He stated that he does it all the time and will continue to do so. He will receive a summons in the mail for that offense. He sent his girlfriend to the police station to pick up the keys.

 Continuing with the car key caper theme, a male reported that his white Lincoln Zephyr was stolen at 7:27PM on March 26 from in front of the Regal Cinema.  It was located in the lot with the keys in it. The caller believed it had been moved approx 50ft from where he left it.

 A 42-year-old homeless man requested an ambulance three times on March 27 between 5:37AM and 9:24AM. His ailment?  None at all; he just wanted a ride closer to Avon Lake. In the first instance, he went up to a Hilliard Blvd. home and asked the resident to call for a squad. Upon arrival at St. John Medical Center courtesy of WFD for his phony gout and kidney stones complaint, he immediately walked away without being seen. At 8:12AM, he was outside a Center Ridge Rd. private school asking for an ambulance ride again. WPD officers sent him on his way. In the final episode, he went into a Center Ridge Rd. medical office building asking for the same joyride. He was arrested for Making False Alarms.

 A $500 wristwatch was taken from the women’s locker room at the Recreation Center between 3PM-4:35PM on March 27. A Westlake woman had placed it in a locker, stepped away for a minute, then locked the locker and worked out. No suspects.

 3 people were arrested after a disturbance on March 27 at 6:57PM outside a Crocker Park Blvd. business. When officers tried to arrest an intoxicated 36-year-old Cleveland man, he resisted; a 41-year-old Cleveland woman also interfered with the arrest by hitting an officer with her purse. She then refused to ID herself, thus compounding her Assault on a Peace Officer charge with an Obstructing Official Business one. The male faces DCI and Resisting Arrest charges. He complained of undefined heart trouble as diagnosed by his pediatrician and was taken to St. John Medical Center; he was treated and released. He continued his bad behavior by spitting all over the interior of the police cruiser; that equals a Harassment by an Inmate charge. The third party (55-year-old Cleveland man) who started the whole incident apparently found discretion to be the better part of valor; he was arrested for DCI without incident. He had been shouting obscenities inside a store and had refused to leave the women’s restroom.

 A West Hedgewood Dr. man was contacted by his bank on March 28 by his bank. A suspicious $375 charge had been made with his debit card (which he had with him) at a store in IN. Charges at other stores in that state had been declined. His account was closed and will be credited.

 A Cleveland woman’s wallet was taken while she shopped at a Crocker Park Blvd. store on March 29 at 4:30PM. Her debit card was used illicitly for two purchases ($392.00 total) at two nearby stores; a third purchase attempt was declined.  No suspects.

 A 9mm semiautomatic handgun, canvas bag for the gun, and a knife were stolen from an unlocked Ford pickup truck that was parked in the owner’s Smith Ave. driveway. The theft occurred between March 29 at 8PM and March 30 at 7:45AM. No suspects.

 A 20-year-old Bay Village woman rolled her 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor on March 30 at 3:30PM on Clemens Rd. She took a turn at too high a speed, but was lucky to walk away unhurt. She was arrested for OVI and Failure to Control, Possession of Marijuana, Carrying Various Weapons (a knife) and Underage Consumption. She refused to take a breath test.

 A Piedmont Ct. home was forcibly entered through the front door between 10AM on March 30 and 4:22PM on March 31, when a neighbor noted the front door was ajar. The residence was ransacked; the owner will conduct an inventory when she returns. No suspects.

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 A 20-year-old Bay Village woman rolled her 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor on March 30 at 3:30PM on Clemens Rd. in Westlake She took a turn at too high a speed, but was lucky to walk away unhurt. She was arrested for OVI and Failure to Control, Possession of Marijuana, Carrying Various Weapons (a knife) and Underage Consumption. She refused to take a breath test.

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