Mayfield hills closed

On Feb. 15 at 8 p.m., Gates Mills police shut down the hills on Mayfield Road, also known as U.S. 322, due to the hazardous driving conditions. Officers stood by until the Ohio Department of Transportation arrived and salted the hills, according to the report. The road reopened after 30 minutes.

Unemployment fraud

On Feb. 17, an Echo Glen resident filed an unemployment scam report with Gates Mills police.

Woman cited for driving 75 mph

On Feb. 17, Dionna Williams, 30, of South Euclid was stopped for speeding at 75 mph on Mayfield Road in Gates Mills, a 45 mph zone, police said. Ms. Williams was cited for speeding and given a Lyndhurst Municipal Court date, the report states.

Child runs away after snowball fight

On Feb. 21, a juvenile was reported missing from the area of Chagrin River Road in Moreland Hills. The child ran away because his brother hit him in the face with a snowball, according to the report. The child was found uninjured in the woods close to Miles Road, the report states.

Man cited for speeding, suspension

On Feb. 21, Daryl Lucas II, 26, of Chardon was stopped for speeding at 62 mph in a 45 mph zone on Mayfield Road near County Line Road, Gates Mills police said. Mr. Lucas was found to be driving under a court suspension and cited for both violations, speeding and DUS, the report states. The car was turned over to his passenger, who was a valid driver.

Unemployment fraud

On Feb. 20, a resident of Fairmount Boulevard in Hunting Valley reported unemployment fraud, according to the report.

Man spits on gas station clerk

On Feb. 15, Orange police responded to True North at the Shell gas station at 27010 Chagrin Blvd. for an assault report. A man tried to purchase a cigar but became upset when the clerk asked for his ID. He swore and threatened to spit on the clerk then left the store, according to the report. He returned a few minutes later with his ID, but the clerk said that he needed to leave because of his previous behavior. The man lifted the plexiglass shield and spat on the clerk and manager, the report states. Police said that he got into the passenger side of a Lexus SUV with no visible license plate and fled the scene.

Gun hidden in hotel room

On Feb. 16, Orange police responded to Extended Stay South at 3820 Orange Place Drive for a report of a fight with weapons. Police found Aaron Davis, 27, of Shaker Heights outside the hotel with a green, leafy substance and 46 pills that he said were ecstasy, the report states. He said that Ashley Wagner, 36, of Warren was hiding her gun when he left the room, according to the report. Police found the gun in a box of Froot Loops, but she said she did not know it was there. Police said that Ms. Wagner had a warrant with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and Mr. Davis had warrants with Shaker Heights police but both agencies said to advise the parties of the warrants and release them. Police gave Mr. Davis a courtesy ride to Shaker Heights.

Welfare check at hotel

On Feb. 17, Orange police responded to Extended Stay South at 3820 Orange Place Drive for an unresponsive woman. An employee said that she found the 41-year-old Akron woman in bed with white powder and a rolled-up dollar bill, according to the report. The woman was breathing and moving but may have been under the influence of narcotics, the report states. Police said that she refused medical treatment and left the property.

Teen cited for no license

On Feb. 19, Orange police stopped a vehicle traveling 45 mph on Orange Place Drive. The 18-year-old driver from Warrensville Heights was cited for speeding and not having a valid driver license, according to the report. He has a Bedford Municipal Court date on March 10. There were two passengers in the car. One passenger was a male juvenile with a warrant through the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office for robbery, assault and theft, the report states. Police said that he was transported to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.

Car stolen at Pinecrest

On Feb. 21, a 64-year-old Richmond Heights man reported car theft at Silverspot Cinema, 10 Park Ave. at Pinecrest in Orange Village. He said that he left his Honda Accord running outside the theater while he went inside to help his mother get into a wheelchair, the report states. When he came back out, the vehicle was gone, police said.

Verbal disturbance at hotel

On Feb. 19, Orange police responded to Extended Stay South at 3820 Orange Place Drive for a report of a verbal disturbance. A 29-year-old Cleveland woman said that her boyfriend was under the influence of drugs and allegedly spat on her, according to the report. The 42-year-old Warrensville Heights man said that he was not under the influence and had asked the woman to leave his room, the report states. Police could not determine who was telling the truth, but there were no bruises on either party. The woman left the premises.

Unruly juvenile

On Feb. 18, Orange police responded to a residence on Lander Road for a welfare check on a 13-year-old unruly juvenile, according to the report.

Unemployment fraud

On Feb. 15, residents of Nob Hill Oval and Jackson Road reported fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits, according to the reports. On Feb. 16, a 71-year-old resident of East Meadow Lane reported identity theft. He called the unemployment fraud line to inform the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, police said. A 74-year-old resident of Beechmont Trail filed an identity theft report on Feb. 18. On Feb. 20, a 69-year-old Jackson Road resident reported unemployment fraud to Orange police.

Candy bar found in gas tank

On Feb. 21, a woman reported vehicle damage to Woodmere police. She said that her vehicle was parked at the Executive Club Apartments, 3434 E. Brainard Road, according to the report. The license plate was stolen from her 2021 Jeep Renegade and she found a candy bar in her gas tank, police said. The woman said she does not have any enemies and she did not know who would damage her car.

Collection issue resolved

A 64-year old East Washington Street woman contacted Chagrin Falls police on Feb. 17 after receiving a collection letter from a Texas government agency pertaining to an unpaid fine.

The resident advised she had never been to Texas. An officer was able to assist by comparing the license plate in the image sent by the agency to the license plate on the resident’s vehicle.

In addition, a follow up with the collection agency resolved that issue.

Attack by dogs reported

A Coy Lane resident reported to Chagrin Falls Police on Feb. 18 that while in Whitesburg Nature Preserve, her dog was attacked by two dogs being walked off leash by a woman who was later identified as a Bainbridge Township resident.

None of the dogs were injured but police reported the owner of the off-leash dogs was given a written warning for violating the leash law.

Police probe identity theft cases

Several attempted identity thefts were perpetrated against Chagrin Falls residents last week, according to village police reports. They include the following:

On Feb 17, an 80-year-old Hawthorne Drive woman reported her Social Security number may have been compromised and wanted the incident on record. She notified the Social Security Administration and placed a fraud alert on her accounts with the credit reporting bureaus.

On Feb. 19, a Senlac Hills woman, 39, called police to report receiving a letter indicating she had applied for unemployment benefits when she had not.

She told police she remains employed and did not fill out any paperwork as indicated in the letter and was advised to notify Ohio Job and Family Services and the credit bureaus to further protect her information.

On Feb. 19, a 43-year-old Carriage Drive woman reported unauthorized recurring charges on a credit card. A report was taken and she was advised to contact the credit reporting bureaus.

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