Westlake Police: Wrong Note at Skyline Music

On 5/7/19 at approx. 5PM officers and Westlake Fire responded to a report of a vehicle into the building at Skyline Music on Center Ridge Rd. Officers arrived to find the vehicle well into the front of the structure. The driver was not injured and although there were several people inside the store, none were hurt. It is suspected a medical condition was a contributing factor to the collision. Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be involved. The Fire and building departments evaluated the damage.

Car ‘Payment’ Leads to Arrest

On 5/6/19 at approx. 8:15 in the morning, a resident off of Detroit Rd reported that his vehicle was stolen. His 29yo son was the primary driver of the car and had apparently had the vehicle in Cleveland when the son ran into his acquaintance “Dutch.” The son owed Dutch a substantial amount of money concerning illicit drugs and according to the 29 year old, Dutch decided to take the car as payment. The car was entered as stolen and Cleveland PD was notified. Cleveland PD stopped the car and arrested 2 for Grand Theft. The vehicle will be turned back over to its rightful owner.

Motel Wrap-up

Illicit activity continues to be scrutinized by Westlake Police at local motels.

-On 5/4/19 at approx. 9:30AM an officer received information that person wanted for a felony was staying at the Red Roof Inn. The 44yo from Canton was wanted for a probation violation from the Summit County Sheriff. The male was located and arrested without incident. He was turned over to the other agency.

-On 5/5/19 a suspicious vehicle was located in the lot of the Super 8 Hotel on Sperry. There was a firearm as well as suspected narcotics in plain view on the seat of the vehicle. As the officers were investigating, a female approached who said that she knew who had been operating the car. Interviews led to a hotel room where 3 other individuals were located including the renter of the vehicle. One of the males in the room, a 29yo who listed himself as homeless from Cleveland, had an active warrant for escape from the US Marshals Service. He was arrested and turned over to the federal agency. The handgun was recovered and will be sent to the lab for additional testing. The others involved were sent on their way.

-On 5/6/19 at 7AM officers responded to the Super 8 Hotel on Sperry for a possible prostitution complaint. They learned that a female in one of the rooms was soliciting online. A male in the parking lot and a female in the room were interviewed. Suspected crack cocaine was found in the hotel room as well. The female, a 46yo who listed herself as homeless was arrested and charged with Soliciting for Prostitution and possession of drugs. The male, a 43yo who also listed himself as homeless was arrested for possession of drugs.

-On 5/8/19 at approx. 11am WPD was called about a fight in progress at the Red Roof Inn on Clemens. The participants were outside one of the rooms and were described as a male and a female. Officers arrived and located a male with blood on his shirt outside one of the rooms. He indicated that he and his girlfriend had been in a fight as described by the callers. Both he and the girlfriend were interviewed but neither wanted to pursue charges. The male had an active warrant for money laundering through the US Marshals Service and was taken into custody. He was turned over to the federal agency. The male’s dog was transported to the Westlake Kennel for its safety. He was later turned over to a family member.

Pet Watcher Scam

Yes, even pet watchers can be scammed these days! On 5/6/19 a resident dog walker was on station to report a fraud. He advertised for his services online and was contacted by a potential client. This “Client” sent a check to the complainant for well over the asking price for the dog walking job. Luckily, the targeted victim recognized this as a possible scam and reported the incident to police before depositing the check. He was not out any money. ***This is another reminder that no matter what you are selling, if the buyer sends or presents a check for over asking amount and instructs you to send any portion back or to keep the extra, IT IS A SCAM!” Cut off ties and find another client/buyer. Report any monetary losses to police.***

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