A Cleveland woman’s parked 2003 Toyota Matrix was struck repeatedly around 1:18 a.m. on April 20 while parked at a Detroit Road. tavern according to Westlake Police. Evidence left at the scene shows the suspect vehicle to be a 2005-2010 white Toyota Scion which will have front end and possibly undercarriage damage. The victim’s car was struck with such force that it dislodged the parking barrier and pushed the Matrix partway down an incline.
Marc’s Scammed in Short-Change Ploy
An employee of Marcs reported that two suspects had short-changed the Westlake store a total of three times on March 10 and 26; a fourth attempt was unsuccessful. The suspects would make a small purchase with a $50 bill, step away from the register, and then claim they had been given too little change. The male (48-year-old Cleveland man) was banned from all Marc’s stores in 2009, so warrants for Theft and Trespass were obtained from RRMC; the female suspect (41-year-old Cleveland woman) now has RRMC warrants for Theft and Attempted Theft.
A male was reported as looking into cars in the Promenade parking lot on April 18 at 10:13AM. He was found to be a 37-year-old Cleveland man with warrants from Parma and Elyria PD. He was cited for Possession of Marijuana (a joint in his pocket) and turned over to those other departments.
Out of Play
The cry of “foul ball” was heard at the Recreation Center on April 19 at 2:27PM. A Westlake man’s 2014 Ford Escape was apparently hit by an errant baseball, damaging the windshield. Unknown who was at bat.
Checking Account Hacked
A Clark Pkwy woman reported 4 illicit transactions on her checking account on April 19. A total of $661 was taken; 2 of the transactions appear to have been made in the southern US. No suspects.
A 2008 Honda Civic belonging to an Olmsted Falls woman was damaged while parked in a common garage on Winchester Dr. The radiator was punctured and water poured into the gas tank on the night of April 18. Damage is estimated at $1614; A Bay Village man was a possible suspect; he denied involvement.
A 26-year-old Westlake woman and a 29-year-old North Olmsted man fought over their relationship on April 20 at 6:27AM at the woman’s Canterbury Rd. home. She was summonsed for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (4 pot pipes) which were found lying around the basement. The male was gone when officers arrived.
A red Honda trail motorcycle was stolen from an unlocked shed at a Woodpath Tr. home on April 20. No suspects.
$300 worth of pipe, fittings, and a fire hydrant were taken from a Detroit Rd. jobsite sometime April 18-21. No suspects.
An Olmsted Falls man’s wallet was taken from his locked locker at the YMCA on April 26 between 10:50AM and noon. The lock was cut off; the wallet had at least $70 cash and credit cards in it. All the cards were cancelled before they could be used. No suspects.
Computer Files Deleted
A Center Ridge Rd. business found that computer files were being deleted from offsite on April 21. A female employee who had been fired that day is suspected; that suspect also made harassing calls to the business. The City Prosecutor will review the report for possible charges.
On April 22, a Westlake business owner reported that his 2009 Volvo semi-tractor had been taken by an employee outside of the employee’s job duties. The suspect would not return the vehicle and was also using a company credit card for non-business purchases. It was found in Dallas County, Texas the next day missing the front bumper and 4 tires; the City Prosecutor will rule on possible charges.
On April 21, a Southbridge Cr. woman reported found that unknown suspect(s) had used her info to open an Ebay account after a collection agency called her about an unpaid bill. The phony account was closed by EBay.
A Stonegate Cr. woman was contacted by a bill-paying service on April 22 noting that she had a $100 balance. The victim had no such account and reported the matter to WPD; the account was closed.
A 23-year-old Warrensville Hts. man was arrested on April 22 for Felony Theft after his Main St. employer caught him stealing. He had been doing so since July 2013; the loss is $7100. He would both steal merchandise and also make phony returns for cash.
A 21-year-old Cleveland woman reported that she received harassing texts and that her Twitter account password had been changed on April 22. Off-color pictures of her were also posted online. She suspects an ex-boyfriend who is the subject of a TPO from previous incidents.
A Beaver Creek couple was the latest victim of income tax fraud on April 23. They had tried to file their Ohio return and were notified that unknown person(s) already had. Following up with the IRS, more bad news; a phony federal return had also been filed.
April 24 found a Hilliard Blvd. man also reporting that someone had filed a bogus US tax return using his ID. His tax preparer notified him and contacted the IRS.