Westlake Police: Lots of Thefts Reported

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A Bay Village man’s $400 watch and $140 in cash were taken from his locked locker at a Market St. gym on the morning of March 2, report Westlake Police. His lock was still present when he discovered the theft.

It was one of many thefts reported in the community last week. Here are others:

-A Stone Ct. man received a letter from the IRS about his tax return; he has not filed one yet for 2014. He reported the fraud on March 2.

-10 illicit credit card purchases (total value apprx. $800) were made in FL using a Hummingbird Cir. woman’s credit card. The charges all occurred Dec. 31, 2014-Jan. 3, 2015, right after the victim returned from a vacation there. She reported the thefts on March 2.

-The catalytic converter was cut off a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier on March. 1 during the evening. It belongs to a Maple Hts. woman; it had been parked at a First St. business. Repair costs were $360.00

-A construction worker from Creston had his wallet stolen from an American Blvd. jobsite on March 2. It was taken from his lunch pail; it contained $30 cash and a debit card.

-The IRS advised a Regency Pl. man that his 2014 tax return needed additional information. It also had a stranger’s name on it, along with his own. He has also found that a cell phone account was opened in his name and is delinquent. He reported these ID thefts on March 2.

-On March 3, a Creekside Dr. man reported his suspicions that his adult son used dad’s identity back in December 2014 to take out a car loan. The son has used dad’s ID illicitly before.

-An unknown amount of merchandise was stolen from a Detroit Rd. store on March 3 at 4:20PM by a white male and white female. They abandoned another $129 worth of property in the parking lot when confronted by store staff. The license plate from the duo’s car was provided to the officer; he found that the registered owner (a Cleveland woman) has a warrant from another agency for a theft offense. The investigation continues.

-Merchandise worth $109 was stolen from a Detroit Rd. store on March 4 at 7pm by three suspects. They are described as a black male with dreadlocks, a black female with hair in corn rows, and a heavyset black female with a ponytail.

-A Sequoia Trl. man found that someone in NYC opened up illicit credit accounts with two retailers. Charges totaling $1400 were made before the fraud was reported on March 5.

Senior Pot Smoker

Staff at a Westlake Village Dr. nursing home smelled marijuana on a 77-year-old Westlake man who was visiting a resident on the morning of March 3. He was found to have a joint on him and was cited for POM.

Turns Himself In

A 46-year-old Rocky River man turned himself in on a probation violation capias on March 5 at 10:55AM. He was convicted of OVI and is to abstain from alcohol. He showed up at WPD under the influence. The court was notified of his latest transgression.

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