Westlake Police: Tree Poisoned by Neighbor

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With apologies to Longfellow and his ode, “The Village Blacksmith.”, Westlake Police report on Oct. 20 at  5:37 p.m.

“Under a spreading (unknown species) tree,

two Bradley Rd. neighbors stand.

These neighbors do not get along;

the tree is a source of contention prolonged.


“The neighbor applied poison to the overhanging branches;

it affects the whole tree, whose owner then blanches.

The Prosecutor will consider the arboreal woe;

Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing; onward through life the neighbors go.”

Officer Abused


A 24-year-old Solon man decided that using racial and sexual slurs, along with spitting at a patrolman, were the best reactions to being arrested on a warrant from his hometown on Oct. 19 at 1:57AM. That never goes over well with police. He added a felony Harassment by an Inmate charge to his other criminal justice issues.

Missing Purses


Purses belonging to two women were taken from a Center Ridge Rd. tavern on Oct. 19 at 12:30AM. They were left unattended at times. 30 minutes earlier, a suspect couple had come in bragging to staff about stealing from cars in North Olmsted and that the male half of the duo was a convicted felon. This pair exited via an employee-only back door and ran east. The male has a bald head, stocky build and wore a Steelers hat; the female had blond hair and “big teeth” and was wearing a white sweatshirt. The male’s first name may be Tim; both are believed to live on or near King James Pkwy.

A Maple Hts. woman’s 2013 Chevrolet Equinox was entered at Red Fitness on Oct. 19 4:15PM-6:15PM. A purse, tote bags, and Bible were taken after a window was broken. No suspects.

A 17-year-old Twinsburg girl’s shoes and cellphone (total vale $650) were stolen from a Viking Pkwy business on Oct. 19 10:30PM-11:30PM. No suspects.

An employee arriving for work on Oct. 20 at 8:26AM found a break-in at a Detroit Rd. garage. 4 tires worth $423 were taken after an overhead door was forced open. No suspects.


Missing parts

A Pat O’Brien Chevrolet employee found parts taken off vehicles on Oct. 18 at 12:01PM. Windows were broken on two 2014 Chevrolet Traverses and 2 tires/rims were taken from each. Both vehicles also had body damage done to them; no suspects.

An employee caught a 62-year-old Avon woman stealing $720 worth of merchandise from a Crocker Pk. Blvd. store on Oct. 18 at 2PM. She was arrested for Petty Theft.

An Avon Lake man’s wallet and cellphone were stolen from a Viking Pkwy. business 6:30PM-7:45PM on Oct. 18.  A Cleveland woman returned the phone to him on Oct. 25 after buying it on the street from two males in Cleveland. When she tried to have ATT activate it, she found out it was locked due to being stolen.

A 28-year-old Medina man took a leak in front of other people in the parking lot of a First St. business on Oct. 19 at 12:06AM. He was cited for Disorderly Conduct.

A flooring contractor had tools worth $2700 taken from his 2012 Ford van while parked at his Canterbury Rd. business. Unknown suspect(s) broke the rear window on the truck on the night of Oct. 18.

A 26-year-old Center Ridge Rd. man did the Fosbury Flop onto his neighbor’s trampoline at 10:49PM on Oct. 20. He was found to be intoxicated and arrested for DCI. A Huffy mountain bike was also located in the yard; it did not belong to the homeowner or the suspect.

A Sequoia Trail man’s good credit was used by unknown suspects to buy 5 cellphones and activate them back in Sept. He found out about it when the service provider bill for $481 arrived on Oct. 21.

A 20-year-old Westlake woman “just wanted to see what they had inside” a Detroit Rd. store on Oct. 22 at 2:54PM, despite having been banned from there back in April. Upon being informed that she was under arrest for Trespass, she caused a commotion and resisted arrest. A shopper aided the arresting officer by cutting the straps off the suspect’s backpack as he tried to handcuff the suspect. Add Resisting Arrest to the suspect’s other woes.

A 46-year-old Cleveland man helped himself to $330 worth of perfume without paying from a Crocker Pk. Blvd. store on Oct. 24 at 8:50PM. Rocky River PD stopped the car he was a passenger in on I90, where he was arrested by WPD for Theft, RSP, and Possession of Criminal Tools. The latter charge relates to the shopping bag lined with foil that he used to thwart the store’s security system.

A 40year-old Cleveland woman passed out outside a Center Ridge Rd. store after inhaling aerosol cleaner (huffing) on Oct. 24 at 8:54PM. She refused treatment at St. John Medical Center and was arrested for Abusing Harmful Intoxicants.

A 25-year-old Queen Annes Gate man annoyed his mother on Oct. 24 to the point where she called WPD to have him removed from the house. He had been drinking but was not intoxicated and so left on foot at 11:20PM to wait for a ride. 3.5hrs later, he returned much the worse for drink and was arrested for DCI.

A 45-year-old Westlake man hosted a get-together for a 42-year-old Fairview Park man and a 29-year-old Cleveland man on Oct. 25. Their loud 3:35AM fighting and carrying-on annoyed a neighbor and WPD was contacted. All three were arrested for DCI.

A moviegoer alerted a Westlake auxiliary police officer working security at the Regal Theater that a woman was passed out in the restroom on Oct. 25 at 10:55PM. The auxiliary found her licking the floor. The intoxicated suspect refused to ID herself to the two sworn officers who were assigned to the call. She also struggled while being handcuffed and being placed into the cruiser. She was eventually found to be a 23-year-old Mentor woman and was arrested for DCI.

A 36-year-old Westlake man had a bad weekend, what with being arrested for OVI on Oct. 25 at 2:48AM. He had been found passed out behind the wheel at his Detroit Rd. apartment. On Oct. 26 at 11:30PM, he passed out in a Detroit Rd. restaurant and was arrested for DCI by the same officer who collared him the night before.

A intoxicated 27-year-old homeless man made himself unwelcome at his aunt and uncle’s Marview Dr. home on Oct. 26 at 10:35PM; he had gotten into a fight with his uncle. They kicked him out and suggested that he be taken to another relative’s Westlake home; his level of impairment and hostility precluded that. He was arrested for DCI.

A Westwood Rd. man found three unfamiliar entries on his credit report on Oct. 27. It turns out that unknown suspects used his social security number to open cable TV and two other unknown types of accounts in FL.


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