Police Reports

North Olmsted Police Nab Bank Robbery Suspect

The North Olmsted Police Department, in conjunction with the North Ridgeville Police Department, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland FBI, and help from the public, has announced the apprehension of alleged bank robbery suspect Jordan L. Dongarra. On Tuesday, 12/30/14,  at approximately 1410 hours the Fifth/Third Bank located at  28880 Lorain Rd was robbed at gunpoint.  An arrest warrant was issued ... Read More »

North Olmsted Police: Close-Up of an OVI Arrest

It was still the first day of the new year, but North Olmsted Police were already on track for their 95th police report of 2015 on January 1 about 10:30 p.m. Traveling westbound on Lorain Rd in the left hand lane approaching Root Road, they observed a black vehicle making a right hand turn onto Root Road. The vehicle was ... Read More »

Bay Village Police: OVI Arrests Take New Year Lead

OVI arrests are at the top of the Bay Village Police blotter for the first week of 2015. On 12/28/2014, at 0008 hrs, a BVPD officer stopped a vehicle on Lake Rd. near the Avon Lake border for a traffic violation.  After speaking with the 46 yoa female driver, the officer suspected the driver had been drinking.  Field sobriety tests ... Read More »

Westlake Police: Online Customer Smells a Rat

Westlake Police report that a savvy Westlake man smelled a rat on Dec. 27 when an online buyer sent an $1890 check to purchase the man’s $600 bike he had for sale on Craig’s List. Of course, it was all a big mistake – the phony buyer said just deposit the check and send him a money order for the ... Read More »

Bay Village Police: Night to Remember

When Bay Village Police stopped a vehicle on Saddler near Wolf on Dec. 21 just before midnight, it was suspected that the male standing in the middle of the street urinating behind the car might have been drinking. Another male was hanging half out of the car in a pile of vomit, and a third male was standing by the ... Read More »

Westlake Police: Holiday Mayhem

Why do the holidays bring out the worst in some people? Westlake Police report that a 41-year-old Hidden Acres man, his 40-year-old wife, and their 17-year-old son all fought on Dec. 22 at 9:53 PM over the teenager’s not staying in touch. Sonny bit dad after dad put him in a headlock, mom threw a shoe at sonny and hit ... Read More »

Rocky River Police: Restaurant Employee Steals to Feed Addiction

An employee who admitted to stealing to support a drug habit was at the center of a large amount of cash missing from The Rustic Restaurant. Rocky River Police were called with a report that the office door was compromised and broken into on Dec. 13.  Officers located the employee at his residence in Cleveland. His vehicle was impounded and ... Read More »

Westlake Panini’s Last Drunks: Please Turn Out the Lights

The now-closed Panini’s restaurant on Detroit Rd. certainly went out with a bang, report Westlake Police.  A 40-year-old Rocky River woman was asked to leave at 9:25 PM on Dec. 5 after annoying other patrons. She was stopped on Clague Rd. and arrested for OVI, then put up a fight. She kicked one officer twice, and so added Resisting Arrest ... Read More »

Bay Village Police: Christmas Crimes Spike with Porch Thefts

Christmas Crimes are spiking in Bay Village thanks to the thefts of convenience for the Grinches of the world. On 12/08/2014, at 1827 hrs, a Speedway employee called BVPD to report that a male had just stolen the donation jar for the “Children’s Miracle Network” from their register counter.  The jar contained an unknown amount of money, and was later ... Read More »

Rocky River Police: Holiday Meltdown

Rocky River Police Officers responded to Bidwell Road for a report of a person falling from a 2nd story window on Dec. 10 at 0331 hours. When officers arrived, no one was found outside but a 2nd story window was open and officers knocked to check on the well being of the resident. A female homeowner answered the door and ... Read More »