Westlake Police: Teen Crimes, Grown Up Troubles

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Teens asking for trouble now face adult sized problems in Westlake.

A 17-year-old Westlake girl thought it best to lie about her age when being IDed by an officer during a 1:37AM incident on Oct. 25. She was the passenger in a car driven by an 18-year-old Avon man when he was stopped for an equipment violation. She was cited for Curfew and Obstructing Official Business and turned over to her dad.

Joseph Burke Law_WEB4A 17-year-old Lakewood girl was stopped by employees of a Detroit Rd. store after she took a $20 item without paying on Oct. 27. She faces Trespass, Petty Theft, and Possession of Tobacco (cigarettes) charges in Juv. Ct. and was turned over to her mom.

A 16-year-old Cleveland girl tried to steal $1435 worth of clothes (including the coat she was wearing) from a Main St. store on Oct. 29 at 7:11PM. She was found to have bags designed to defeat the store’s anti-theft system and faces Theft, Trespass, and Possession of Criminal Tools charges. After a number of phone calls, an aunt picked her up at 2 AM the next morning.

The City Prosecutor will rule on an Oct. 24 incident on Kilgour Dr. wherein an 18yoa woman was either hugged vigorously or violently grabbed by her 50-year-old mother.

Online Scam Attempt

A Brick Mill Run woman tried to sell her couch online for $630.00. A would-be buyer sent her a check for $2500 with instructions to deposit it and forward the overage to another person. The seller was suspicious; no one was surprised when the check bounced on Oct. 27. The seller is not out any funds.

Twice since June, someone has tried to make fraudulent purchases on a Montclair Cr. woman’s cell phone account. On Oct. 27, the unknown suspect tried to buy 4 cell phones; the provider declined the purchase and notified the victim.

Twice in the last 3 months, a loan company notified a Wakefield Ln. woman that a line of credit had been opened in her name. Since she had not sought a loan, she reported the ID theft on Oct. 23.

Miscellaneous Mayhem

A Detroit Rd. man could not find his Mossberg shotgun after a hunting trip on Oct. 12. He reported it missing on Oct. 23.

Catalytic converters were cut off of three vehicles while parked at the RTA lot on Sperry Dr. on Oct. 26 during the day. RTA PD was notified and has identified a possible suspect.

At least $40 cash was taken from an employee’s wallet at a Detroit Rd. business on Oct. 26. It had been in an unlocked locker.

Two unlocked vehicles were rummaged through on the night of Oct. 26 while they were parked at a Georgetown Dr. home. Nothing was taken.

A 2015 Lincoln MKZ and a dealer plate were taken from a Center Ridge Rd. car dealer sometime Oct. 22-27. A former employee is suspected.

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