Westlake Police: BB Gun Scare at Local Saloon

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A 22-year-old Westlake man brandished what turned out to be a realistic BB gun inside and outside of a Center Ridge Road bar on May 27 at 1:33 a.m., report Westlake Police. He is known to other patrons and lives nearby. After an argument with another saloon-goer, he displayed the weapon, and then left. Two BB guns were recovered from his residence, and he has been banned from returning to the business. The City Prosecutor will review the case.

Accordion Sale Goes Out of Tune

A Schwartz Rd. woman arranged to sell her accordion on the internet for $2800 The NYC buyer sent her a $4050 cashier’s check to cover the additional costs of transporting the instrument via a third party. The check was found to be counterfeit on May 27; the victim had already sent $1200 to the “shipper”. She did not send the accordion.

Cain & Abel

A May 27 argument between brothers at their Wyndgate Ct. home led to the arrest of both. The elder (35) called WPD and stayed at home after the 10:53AM fracas while the younger (32) drove off with his girlfriend and her infant. Drug paraphernalia was found in the home, which the elder claimed and was arrested for. The younger was stopped on I90 by RRPD. WPD officers found a loaded Glock .45cal semi-automatic handgun in his room and he was arrested for Weapons Under Disability.

Man Keeps Dog, Leaves Wife

A 30-year-old Saddlebrook Ln. woman and her 30-year-old husband (of one year) argued on May 23 at 9:57PM over their dog and a divorce. The male threw the female against a wall as he left with the dog. The woman received scrapes trying to get the animal back out of his car. The male was arrested for Domestic Violence.

Crocker Park Yuck

A 48-year-old Garfield Hts. woman passed out behind the wheel of her car at a Crocker Pk. Blvd. business on May 23 at 11:44PM. She threw up on herself and eventually lost control of her bowels as well. She was arrested for OVI. At the jail, she defecated in her cell and was charged with Criminal Mischief.

Vehicle Break-Ins

Vehicles belonging to Clemens Rd. businesses were found damaged on the morning of May 26. One firm had two trucks forcibly entered; a $200 water meter was taken from one, while the other had foam insulation sprayed around inside it. Another company had the same foam sprayed on two of its trucks. A third business had all 4 wheels stolen off of a customer’s car that was being repaired.

Wrongly Billed for Medical Care

Medical care worth $1346 was billed to a Center Ridge Rd. man on May 22. It was obtained at a NV hospital by an unknown person back in Nov. 2013 using the victim’s ID. He reported the ID theft on May 26.

Anthem Security Breach

A Charter Oak Ln. man was among the victims of the Anthem data security breach. On May 27, he reported that after checking his credit history, he found that 5 attempts had been made to open credit card accounts using his ID. Only one was successful, and it has been closed.

Benefits Scam?

An 80-year-old Hilliard Blvd. woman was notified that her online application for unemployment benefits had been received by the state of Ohio. Since she had never filed such an application, she reported it to WPD on May 28.

Miscellaneous Mayhem

4 hubcaps (unk. value) were taken off a 2007 Mitsubishi Galant while it was parked at the owner’s Bobby Ln. residence. The theft took place on the night of May 22.

A 24-year-old Cleveland man kept calling a 25-year-old Rocky River woman at her Westlake workplace on the morning of May 25. 9 times she did not answer. He called 11 more time and left 4 messages. He is under a TPO not to contact her, so a new Violating a TPO charge was filed.

Tax return fraud: May 26 Woodmill Dr. couple (US and OH).

A wallet belonging to a 16-year-old student was taken from his unlocked 2006 GMC Envoy while he was in class at the High School on May 28. It contained cash, gift cards, and credit cards

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