$5700 iTunes Bill is Not Sweet Music to Grandparents Credit Card

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Think you don’t understand the younger generation’s music? A Smith Ave. couple found that their 14-year-old step-grandson/music fan beefed up his musical library by charging $5700 worth of ITunes on their credit card account over a two-and-a-half month period, report Westlake Police. The grandparents closed the account and reported the matter on Aug. 13 in order that the boy might face the judicial music.

Bumbling, Stumbling

An intoxicated 19-year-old Bay Village man stumbling along Center Ridge Rd. ran from a Westlake police officer when he was stopped on Aug. 16 at 1:15 AM. He went behind a building and laid down, then ran when the officer tried to handcuff him. He fell down and was Tasered and finally subdued. He was arrested for DCI, Underage Consumption, Resisting Arrest, and Certain Acts Prohibited (fake SC ID).


Checkbook Rifled

A $1500 check was stolen from a Westchester Pkwy. woman’s checkbook and cashed on Aug. 7.  She does not know the payee.

Credit Monitoring Saves Account

A Persimmon Dr. woman is employed by Anthem, which provided credit monitoring after their computers were hacked into. That protection came in handy when 2 online loan applications were filed and caught by the monitor. She reported the matter on Aug. 9 and is not out any money.

Cell Phone Swiped

An employee’s $200 cell phone was stolen from his work station at St. John Medical Center on Aug. 9. He was able to track it to Avon Lake and then Parma before coming to WPD.


Plants and yard decoration of unknown value were taken from a Detroit Rd. business on August 10. One of the officers recognized the suspect who was recorded on CCTV; the investigation continues.

A male stole $40 worth of property from a Center Ridge Rd. drugstore on Aug. 11. A male and female returned that stolen merchandise to another store in the same chain the next day. They have been tentatively identified; the male has several warrants, including theft.

A $500 bike belonging to a Main St. man was stolen from the bike rack at his residence. The lock had been cut off sometime Aug. 10-12.


The bathroom window of a Hummingbird Cr. residence was reported damaged on Aug. 13 in an apparently failed attempt at entry. A household member had noted the damage on Aug. 10.

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