Westlake Police: They’re Even Stealing Lawnmowers

Not even your lawnmower is safe anymore, judging by a theft report filed by Westlake Police.Westlake Police logo

A Washington Way man left his mower on the tree lawn while he took a break on Nov. 3. When he came back, it was gone. It was found at a North Olmsted recycling center, but it had been rendered unusable. The male who sold it was IDed; the investigation continues.

So, as a public service, please secure your possessions and don’t take your security for granted.

Nanny Theft?

A 28-year-old Norwegian woman quit her 4 year job as a nanny for a Hilliard Ct. family on Oct. 30 and moved out. She is suspected of selling some clothes belonging to the female head of the household to a resale shop.

Cabbie Stiffed

An intoxicated Elyria man stiffed a cabbie for a $25 fare from a Lakewood watering hole to a Crocker Rd. hotel on Nov. 1 at 2:53AM. He must fancy himself quite the desperado, perhaps taking a cue from the name of the Bonnie and Clyde’s bar where he was picked up. Looking quite dashing in his black leather pants, he dashed from the cab into some woods and was arrested for DCI and Defrauding a Livery.

More Thefts!  

An Avon woman’s purse was taken off the bar at a Center Ridge Rd. saloon on the night of Oct. 31. It contained credit cards (which were not illicitly used), cash, and misc. items.

$100 was stolen from a Westlake girl’s duffle bag at the Rec. Center on Nov. 1. A 17-year-old Westlake boy was arrested for the theft.

A wallet was taken from an open garage on Hunters Point Ln. on the night of Nov. 1. A credit card from the wallet was used that night in Cleveland to buy $59.00 worth of merchandise.

Smokin’ Tires

Clouds of smoke and an acrid odor in the Annie Ln. area brought calls to Westlake PD and FD on Nov. 3 at 6:40PM. After an hour of searching, the source was found to be a 43-year-old Westwood Rd. man who was repeatedly peeling his tires in his garage. He will receive a summons for Inducing Panic.

Weird OVI Story

An impaired 41-year-old Westlake woman crashed her 2015 GMC Terrain into the monument sign for her Crossings Pkwy. apartment complex on Nov. 3 at 9:24PM. She refused a breath test and was charged with OVI and Failure to Control. An impaired 29-year-old man from the same complex was pointed out by bystanders as having driven to the crash location (to gawk?) and was arrested for Physical Control.

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