Bay Police: Always Check Solicitors for IDs

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On 11/23/2013, at 1000 hrs, a resident from the 28000 block of Osborn Rd. called BVPD to report two men wearing green vests driving a white van with no markings on it were at her house claiming to be with Columbia Gas.  They wanted to enter her house so they could put a camera in her sewer to see if recent construction work in the area had damaged her sewer lines.  They did not have any identification with them, and their truck had no markings on it.  The homeowner denied them entry, and they stated they would return at a later date to do the job.  Officers were dispatched to the area, but the vehicle was gone.  BVPD followed up with Columbia gas, and learned that the two men were legitimate sub- contractors for Columbia Gas, but had not been issued their identifications yet.  They were advised to get their identification before they continued working.

On 11/24/2013, at 0911 hrs, a resident in the 25000 block of Lake Rd. reported a 16 foot aluminum ladder had been stolen from her yard overnight.

On 11/23/2013, at 0145 hrs, a BVPD officer stopped a vehicle on Lake Rd. near the Avon Lake line for a traffic violation.  After speaking with the driver, the officer suspected the driver had been drinking.  Field sobriety tests were administered, and as a result, the 24 yoa male driver was arrested for OVI.  He will face charges at RRMC.

On 11/21/2013, at 2354 hrs, a resident in the 23000 block of Knickerbocker called BVPD to report a neighbor was playing his music very loudly.  Officers were dispatched to the area, and the resident was cited for disturbing the peace.  The music was turned off for the night.

On 10/23/2013, at 1417 hrs, a Westlake resident came to BVPD to report that he had been the victim of a fraud while he was visiting his parents on West Oviatt Rd.  He received a phone call from his bank one morning inquiring about two checks that the bank was suspicious of, one of which was cashed for $800.00.   He confirmed that they were his checks, but he did not fill them out.  He kept the checkbook at his parent’s house to help them with their bills.  After an investigation, a 21 yoa female home health care worker who was at the house occasionally to assist in caring for his parents was arrested for stealing and cashing the checks.  She was arrested and will face charges at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.


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