School laptops missing

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible theft of computers from the Berkshire Local School District.

The sheriff’s office said Berkshire officials reported Oct. 8 that following an inventory of equipment, the school discovered the laptop computers missing from prior inventories.

An investigation is continuing, police said.

Man awaits refund on totaled boat

A Hambden Township man is awaiting word to learn whether he is another victim of a scam.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said a Williams Road resident reported Oct. 8 that he had purchased a boat online from a seller in New York state. The resident reported that he paid $15,000 for the boat.

Subsequently, the resident said he was notified that the truck bringing the boat to Ohio was involved in a crash and the boat was totaled. Although the resident was told he was being refunded his money, he wanted to report the matter in the event that he was scammed and did not receive a refund.

The resident told deputies he became suspicious after email addresses used by the seller were deemed no longer valid.

Potential scam under investigation

A Munson Township resident reported they may have been scammed while trying to sell a table online.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said a Waterfowl Lane resident reported Oct. 10 that they were scammed out of money during the online transaction.

An investigation is continuing, police said.

Drunken driving charges

The following persons were convicted of drunken driving last week in Chardon Municipal Court:

Jason V. Young, 38, of Richmond Heights; Joseph P. Petrella, 39, of Chardon; and Jennifer L. Tomaschewski, 42, of Chardon.

Man charged with domestic violence

A 32-year-old Munson Township man was arrested and charged with domestic violence Sunday after a woman showed up at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the hospital Oct. 13 when a woman showed up with head injuries. The woman told deputies she had become involved in an argument with her husband, who pushed her down, causing her to strike her head on a cement driveway.

The woman told deputies the incident happened after he accused her of being unfaithful.

In addition to the domestic violence offense, the man was charged with disorderly conduct.

Man allegedly chokes child

A 40-year-old Hambden Township man was arrested and charged with domestic violence Sunday.

According to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a Daniel Lane home after the grandparent of two children at the home called to say one of the children had been choked.

The man was arrested on the domestic violence charge as well as disorderly conduct.

Credit charge under investigation

A Claridon Township resident reported they were victims of fraudulent use of their credit card.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said a Chardon Windsor Road resident reported Oct. 11 that someone had used their Old Navy credit card to charge $97. Although representatives of Old Navy told the resident that they knew it was a fraudulent charge, they could not stop delivery.

The matter remains under investigation.

Stone dropping reported

Russell police were dispatched on Oct. 4 for a report of stones dropping off of a trailer pulled by a white truck on Kinsman Road (Route 87) in the area of Clydesdale Trail. Upon arrival, officers checked the area and could not locate the vehicle. Hunting Valley police were notified, but they also could not find the truck. The person who made the report went to the Russell police to report his windshield had a crack from one of the stones, according to the report.

Woman reports lost set of keys

A woman called Russell police Oct. 7 to report a lost set of keys. The set had six house keys and a car key. She had set the key ring on a vehicle and left Hitching Post Lane, traveling north on Chillicothe Road to Fairmount Road, toward Sperry Road, eventually arriving at a home on Bass Lake Road. She said she planned to call the Geauga County Sheriff’s office on the matter. She lives in Rhode Island and left her information in the event someone finds the keys and turns them in to the department.

Store reports homeless woman

The Speedway gas station in Bainbridge reported to Bainbridge police last week on two different occasions that a homeless woman kept coming to the station on Aurora Road (Route 43). On one day, she had a black suitcase and she was told she could not bring it into the store, according to the report. She was reportedly begging for money and a ride. Police told her to leave the property, and she declined social services, according to the police report.

Woman charged with theft

A theft was reported on Oct. 7 at the Walmart store at Marketplace Shopping Center in Bainbridge. Walmart called police to report that a woman went through the self check-out register and did not pay for a number of items. Walmart representatives said the items were valued at $142.52. Police charged Aunice Means, 63, of Warrensville Heights with theft.

Male cited for disorderly conduct

On Oct. 7, Bainbridge police received a call from the Greenville Inn regarding a male who refused to pay the bar and leave the inn. He would not talk to police, according to the report. Jourdain Spivey, 22, of Bainbridge was cited for disorderly conduct.

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