Police Reports

Victims Named in Dover Gardens Car Crash

Westlake Police have released the names of those injured in the car crash at Dover Gardens last night. Those injured and the Fire Departments that assisted are: Bay Village Fire (all transported to St. John Medical Center): -Edmund Leese  of Bay Village, -John Comer  of Avon Lake, -William Winter of Westlake, -Larry Walker  of Bay Village, -Colin Hollows of Bay ... Read More »

Fleeing Car Crashes into Westlake Bar, Injures 12

Westlake Police have issued the following release after a car crashed into Dover Gardens bar on Detroit Road tonight: Fleeing Suspect Hits Building At 8:53 PM this date, Avon and Avon Lake PDs were in pursuit of a pickup truck stolen from Avon Lake. The suspect entered Westlake travelling eastbound on Detroit Rd. A Westlake patrolman deployed stop sticks on ... Read More »

Bay Police: Suspicious Bushman

What was this man doing in the bushes? On 10/06/2014, at 0107 hours, a Bay Village Police officer observed a vehicle that was registered to a Cleveland address pull down Lake Park (dead end street).  Shortly after this the officer pulled down the street and observed a male walking out of some bushes, and the car parked in the middle ... Read More »

Westlake Senior Living Administrator Charged with Burglary/Stealing Pain Meds

Westlake Police report that officers arrested 41 year old Christina Melaragno of Gates Mills today at the Gardens of Westlake, 27569 Detroit Road. Melaragno is the Executive Administrator of the assisted living facility and the former Director of Nursing. Authorities executed a search warrant for the offices and charged Melaragno with burglary for entering resident rooms on several occasions and ... Read More »

Bay Police: Masseuse on the Loose

Bay Police report that a Huntmere resident called on Oct. 13 to say he was the victim of a scam. The resident had contacted a masseur, advertised according to police in Scene Magazine, for a one hour massage. When the alleged masseur arrived at the victim’s house, the male demanded being paid prior to performing a massage. The victim handed ... Read More »

Westlake Police Respond to Clarinet Call

Westlake Police responded to a caller who spotted what he thought was a male with a shotgun in some woods on Clemens Rd. at 4:02 PM on Oct. 15. It turned out that a New York man staying nearby was just playing his clarinet, noodling away, a la Benny Goodman. Man Hits Wife A 38-year-old Westlake man was arrested for ... Read More »

Fairview Park Police: He’ll Have to Deal with Mom

A young scooter thief will have to deal with mom, report Fairview Park Police. A Fairview Park youth left the Gemini Recreation Center on Oct. 9  and found his scooter missing from where he had left it. An officer reviewed surveillance video and was able to identify the juvenile who took it. Follow up resulted in the recovery and return ... Read More »

Complaints Filed Against Five Teens in Bay Village ‘Ice Bucket’ Case

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Oct. 14 that complaints have been filed in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court against five youths who humiliated a classmate by dumping a bucket of urine, tobacco spit and water over his head shortly before the start of the school year – and captured the act on video. Based on evidence gathered during a ... Read More »

Westlake Police: $600 Theft + $9.23 resale = Big Trouble

What is the price of trouble? Here’s an example: An employee of a Center Ridge Road store saw a suspect steal a $600 cart from the rear of the building on Oct. 3 at 12:42 p.m. The suspect left in a red pickup. The quick-thinking officer who took the call notified a North Olmsted recycling business and – voila!  – ... Read More »

Fairview Park Blues: Drunk Steals Kid’s Birthday Money

Talk about your desperate acts! Fairview Park police were called to a Lorain Road apartment on September 30 because of an intoxicated person causing a problem. Upon arrival, officers were told that a male had taken approximately $30 which the caller was saving up for his son’s birthday present. Officers approached the male who was in a drunken stupor. The ... Read More »