An 18-year-old North Olmsted man and a 34-year-old Westlake man had a traffic altercation on May 13 at 6:13PM. Both were at the Crocker-Detroit Rds. intersection. The younger man said the older man slapped him after an exchange of words about the elder’s driving. The older man said that the younger man dared him to approach, so he flicked the younger man’s forehead. The prosecutor will rule on any possible charges.
A 38-year-old Westlake woman got herself banned from a Detroit Rd. restaurant due to intoxicated behavior on May 13 at 10:20PM. She was told to leave by staff and refused. Officers found that she also had an active WPD warrant for a probation violation, so she was arrested for that and for DCI.
A 20-year-old Westlake man and his 19-year-old girlfriend reported squabbling with his relatives at his parents’ Radcliffe Dr. home on May 14 at 9:26PM. Both had been drinking and his sister had taken the female’s car keys. This was unsatisfactory to the male, so he gave his mother and sister a hard time. Both the male and female were arrested for DCI and Underage Consumption.
A MI man’s 2010 Dodge Avenger was broken into on the night of May 14 while he was staying at the Holiday Inn. A food assistance card was taken after the unknown suspect(s) broke the passenger window. Two more vehicles were then found to have been entered in that lot. A PA man’s 2012 Chevrolet Malibu had a GPS and IPod taken (total value $700) after the passenger window was broken. A WI man’s VW Passat was entered by breaking the passenger window; an MP3 player and Ipod (total value $700) were taken.
Similar offenses took place at a Sperry Dr. hotel and an apartment parking lot in the same time frame. A Hudson man’s 2010 Acura TL had the driver’s window smashed and an IPod taken at the hotel. A 2011 Ford pickup belonging to a Westford Cr. man had $200 cash and the vehicle’s spare key taken after the passenger window was broken. A woman’s 2008 Pontiac G6 was also broken into on Westford Cr.: checks and credit cards were taken. Her bank reports at least one transaction was made with one of the cards. No suspects.
An employee reported a theft from an unlocked locker at St. John Medical Center on May 14 between 2PM-3:15PM. The employee left work, forgetting his wallet. 2 hours later, the issuing bank contacted his wife about suspicious purchases made with his credit card. He is gathering the particulars on those illicit transactions for further investigation.
A Lincoln Rd. man came home and saw his non-custodial 14-year-old son and two unknown females run from his house on May 15 at 5:31PM. They were dropping cans of beer as they fled. The father found an attempted entry through a window and also that the garage pedestrian door had been kicked in. The son was arrested the next day for Burglary. He was later released to his custodial grandmother.
WPD officers assisted Bay Village PD with a barricaded 47-year-old male at his Aberdeen Rd. home on May 16 at 5:36PM. The male had 2 active WPD warrants for contempt of court and had been loading and unloading rounds into a shotgun. After a time, he was persuaded to exit the house, but refused to submit to arrest. He was tasered, subdued, handcuffed, and then transported to St. John Medical Center as is standard procedure. He was subsequently transferred to a VA facility for a mental health examination. He was then turned back over to WPD on the afternoon of May 17.
Witnesses pointed out a suspected shoplifter’s vehicle to an offduty WPD officer working security on May 16 at 8:26PM. They had seen a male suspect exit a Main St. store and set off the anti-theft alarm, then enter the vehicle and hide. The 34-year-old Cleveland man was arrested for Petty Theft; he had taken $236 worth of clothing. He also had an active Fairlawn PD warrant for the same offense.
The driver’s rear window on a Westwood Rd. man’s 2012 Nissan Altima was broken with a rock at 1:47AM on May 17. The owner was alerted by his car alarm sounding. Some loose change may have been taken; no suspects.