Westlake Police: Guns, Knives, Weed & Fraud

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On Jan. 7 at 4:35PM, a 22-year-old Cleveland man was stopped for speeding and expired plates on I-90 in Westlake. He was found to have warrants from 3 police departments and to be on parole for robbery. In the car was a loaded .25 cal semi-automatic handgun, and a small amount of marijuana. As a convicted felon, he may not possess a firearm. The BATF was contacted and will file federal gun possession charges in lieu of a state prosecution.

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Another handgun was recovered from a car driven by a 25-year-old Warrensville Hts man on Jan. 9. He was accompanied by a 19-year-old Parma woman when they were stopped for traffic violations at 1:04AM on Hospice Way. An unloaded Ruger .40 semiautomatic pistol was found between the front seats, along with an expandable baton. The woman had a loaded magazine for the gun in her purse, along with a knife. Both were arrested for Carrying Various Weapons and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

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Car Damage  

A North Olmsted man’s 2010 Honda Civic was keyed on the night of Jan. 4 while parked at his former fiancé’s Roanoke Ct. apartment complex. He suspects an ex-boyfriend of his former fiancé, who denied any involvement. The car was scratched along the length of the passenger rear fender.

$40 cash and 2 checks were taken from an office on Westlake Village Dr. No suspects.

 

Fraud

5 fraudulent online charges were made on a Harding Dr. man’s American Express account. He discovered them on Jan. 7 and stopped the transactions before anything was shipped by the sellers; his card was cancelled. No suspects.

On Jan. 9, a Corporate Way business reported that numerous counterfeit company checks are being presented for payment around the country. They are accompanied by a letter telling the payee that he/she has won a phony international lottery. The company has bank procedures in place that precluded the cashing of these checks. No suspects.

 

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