Westlake Police: Would-Be Caregiver Scammed for $2950

A 19-year-old Clark Pkwy. woman was hired through an online service on June 6, ostensibly to be a caregiver for a woman’s stepmother, report Westlake Police. The would-be caregiver was sent a $2950 check and told to deposit it and buy a hearing aid for the stepmom. The “employer’s” story then changed and the caregiver wired the money to “Brianna” at an unknown location from an unknown money service somewhere in North Olmsted. The check was found to be no good on June 17 and the victim is out $2950.Westlake Police logo

Doggone Confusion

A dog freed itself from its unanchored cage at a Canterbury Rd. home on June 13. It had been hanging around a neighbor’s yard for an hour when they called WPD at 8:20pm, as no one was home next door and the dog was unfriendly. It charged the first officer on scene and was tasered, then fled north to Detroit Rd. where it was captured with a snare. The dog was taken to a vet to have the taser projectile removed. The homeowner where the dog was kept claimed it was his daughter’s dog. She claimed it was her boyfriend’s dog; he was reportedly too drunk to come and get the dog. The City Prosecutor will consider who to charge with what.


7 pairs of jeans (worth $1183.00) were stolen by a male suspect from a Crocker Pk. Blvd. store on June 12 at 6:17PM. Staffers tried to stop him, but he was able to escape.

An employee’s $108 cell phone was stolen from a common area of her Hospice Way workplace on the afternoon of June 14.

A Detroit Rd. man found that someone opened up a store credit card account using his identity and made $567.00 in purchases. He reported it on June 15 after the store called him about his past due bills. The account has been closed.

A Westlake man’s car was entered while he worked out on June 16 at LA Fitness. 3 credit cards and a $600 watch were taken. The credit cards were used at several stores; the investigation continues.

Clothing worth $1492 was stolen by 4 black females from a Main St. store on June 17 at 1:40PM. The license plate on the car they used is registered to an empty lot in Cleveland.

A $400 bike was stolen from a Westwood Rd. backyard on the night of June 16.

A Center Ridge Rd. business’s credit card was used online to make a purchase on June 17. The purchase was reversed, but another in-person $2057 charge was made the same day in Macedonia. A boyfriend of one of the authorized card users is a suspect.

An Avon Lake woman’s wallet was take while she shopped at grocery stores on June 18. It contained several gift and credit cards and $160 cash. One of the credit cards was used in Avon for two charges totaling $1032.

3 watches and a pair of sunglasses worth $4000 total were taken from a Sleepy Hollow Dr. home on June 18. The owner suspects a visitor, who denied involvement.

School Assault Reported

A North Ridgeville woman reported her 11-year-old son was assaulted by a Crocker Rd. school staff member back in March. She waited until June 18 to see if she was satisfied with how the school handled the matter. A dress code violation by the juvenile led to him being removed from class and being scratched.

Drunk & Looking Good

An intoxicated 36-year-old Beachwood woman refused to accept a cab ride home from a Center Ridge Rd. tavern on June 19 at 1:20AM. She was arrested for DCI (or according to her, because she is good looking, was wearing a cute dress, and the female bartender is fat). A number of Rx medications were found in her purse; if she cannot produce prescriptions for them, drug charges may be forthcoming. In the jail, she refused to sign any paperwork; unsurprisingly, no one she called would come get her. She asked to use the bathroom, then refused to when escorted to it. She had to be carried back to her cell.  She called WPD the next day to apologize for her actions and remarks.

The Honeymooners

Squabbling live-ins on Westown Blvd. broke each other’s phone and laptop, threatened to damage the others clothing, and carried on loudly at 4:15AM on June 19. The 35-year-old male left to cool off; the 32-year-old female stayed behind with her 10-year-old son. The City Prosecutor will review the case.

Miscellaneous Mayhem

A woman recently moved to a Brick Mill Run residence. In the process, a $3400 antique table disappeared. The moving company’s management has not responded to her inquiries, so she contacted WPD on June 19.

A Primrose Ln. man reported that he purchased number of gift cards in April. When he tried to use them, he found that 4 of them had been used in CA on April 16 to charge $775 worth of merchandise. He reported the theft on June 20.

A Cleveland woman’s 2010 Mercury Milan was scratched on the night of June 20. Damage was done to the hood and both sides while it was parked at the Inn at Westlake on Crocker Rd. The victim suspects a female relative.

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