Peeping Drone Visits Private Westlake Pool

Drone activity over a Westlake residence swimming pool brought a complaint to Westlake Police on Aug. 4. The Riviera Lane man reported several instances of an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) hovering over his backyard since May while female family members are using the pool. The man followed the drone to a Bradley Rd. home and IDed the operator. The operator was warned by WPD officers that he is becoming a nuisance and that the City Prosecutor would review the report.Westlake Police logo

Traffic Altercation Sparks Gun Threat

A 22-year-old Maple Hts. man reported that the driver of a Lexus SUV pointed a gun at him on July 31 at 3:50 PM. He was driving along Detroit Rd. and got into a traffic altercation with the other vehicle’s driver, who displayed the handgun and threatened to kill him. The SUV was not located; the victim provided license plate numbers that did not match the suspect vehicle description.

Intimidating Signs Placed on Property

A Windsong Ct. man found signs in his front yard on the morning of Aug. 6. They contained derogatory statements about his occupation and members of his family. He suspects a client of his employer. When contacted by the investigating officer, the client asked hypothetically, what could happen to him. Hypothetically, he could be charged with Trespass. In a literal way, he was told not to contact the victim  and to stay away from his home.

Theft at Porter Library

A regular female patron stole items worth $11.00 from the Porter Library gift shop on Aug. 3 around 3pm. Her identity is unknown.

He Should’ve Let Her Drive

A 44-year-old Avon man was arrested for OVI on Aug. 7 after being stopped on Schwartz Rd. at 1:44AM. He tested .092 on the Datamaster machine and also had been using Rx. medications. Too bad he didn’t let his wife drive; she was a passenger and perfectly sober. Their 3 kids (ages 8, 7, and 2) were also in the car, leading to 3 counts of Child Endangering as well as OVI. Children’s Services was notified of the incident.

Miscellaneous Mayhem

A Euclid woman left her cellphone behind after dining at a Sperry Dr. restaurant on the evening of July 31. When she went back for it, it was gone.

2 flags and the flagpole were stolen from a Prince Charles yard on the night of Aug. 1.

A family moving into a home on St. Andrews found a basement window broken on Aug. 3. It was damaged sometime in the preceding 24 hours; no entry was gained.

A window on a 2009 Ford Fusion was broken on the night of Aug. 3 while it was parked at the owner’s King James Pkwy. Residence.

A 49-year-old Westlake man was stopped on Columbia Rd. for a burned out headlight on Aug. 5 at 12:30AM. A loaded 9mm handgun was found in the front seat. The driver stated that it belonged to his son. He was cited for 2 Headlights Required; the prosecutor will review the matter for a possible firearms violation.

$4100 in bogus charges were made on a Circlewood Dr. woman’s credit card account. Her mailing address and password were also changed. The offenses began on July 23 and she reported them to WPD on Aug. 5, the same day she received a credit card by mail that she did not apply for.

A Marview Dr. man found the door of his apartment pried open at 1AM on Aug. 6. A 12 gauge shotgun, 9mm handgun, laptop, and knife were stolen.

A 2002 Buick Rendezvous was stolen from the owner’s Walter Rd. driveway on Aug. 6 sometime 1:30AM-4:30AM.