Deer found in road
Dead or dying deer were seen in the South Franklin Street and Carriage Stone Drive area last week and reported to Chagrin Falls police.
Motorists are warned that deer activity is high during Ohio’s October rutting season.
Concern over woman driving
On Oct. 3, an 84-year-old Hamlet Hills apartment resident was seen, by an employee of the Chagrin Falls senior living complex driving her car, something she is not supposed to do, according to police reports.
Relatives were notified. The woman was later found shopping in Twinsburg and her daughter was notified.
Police said the woman was physically fine, safe and aware of her surroundings.
Incidents of rude gestures
There were two cases reported on Oct. 2 of individuals making rude finger gestures at passing traffic and pedestrians in downtown Chagrin Falls.
A male causing a disturbance in Starbucks was seen taking down his mask and coughing on people, according to a witness. He had also approached and talked to two young girls he did not know.
The South Russell man, with a history of mental illness, was returned to his family, police said.
In the second incident, a motorist in the Orange and Main streets area called police when a female pedestrian “flipped the bird with both hands.”
The subject was described by as between 20 and 30, dark haired, tattooed and wearing black jeans. The caller said the behavior made her nervous in the current political climate.
On Sept. 28, residents of Solon Road and Bell Street called Chagrin Falls police to report that their Trump for President signs had been stolen.
In all, six signs were reported missing plus one sign stating support of police, according to the report.
Items found in park
One individual found a skateboard and silver ring in Riverside Park, Sept. 28, and brought them to the Chagrin Falls police station. Owners are asked to call 440-247-7321 to identify the items.
Resident receives scam call
On Sept. 30, a Brigham Road resident in Gates Mills reported receiving a scam phone call from a male trying to solicit funds, according to the report.
Driver cited for two offenses
On Sept. 30, Richard Cox, 25, of South Euclid was stopped for a lane violation on Mayfield Road at Chagrin River Road in Gates Mills, the report states. Mr. Cox was found to not have a valid driver’s license and was cited for both offenses, according to the report.
Identity theft probed
An Olive Street resident called Chagrin Falls police on Oct. 4 to report an attempted theft of her identity after Spectrum cable company sent a letter acknowledging service at a Cleveland address to which she has no connection.
The woman said her correct information was used in an attempt to gain service. Police are investigating.
Cash, gift cards stolen from wallet
On Oct. 2, a Woodstock Road resident in Gates Mills reported that her wallet was stolen from her unlocked car in her driveway overnight. The wallet contained small amounts of cash and gift cards, according to the report. On Oct. 3, an officer found the wallet on an adjoining street with no cash or cards, the report states. The wallet was returned to the owner.
Resident reports concern of squatter
On Oct. 1, a resident of River Mountain Drive in Moreland Hills reported a concern of an unknown person possibly living in her home. The cleaning lady told the homeowner that she found dirty toilet paper rolls in the upper level of the house, which is usually a guest room, the report states. The homeowner’s son also said that he heard things moving around upstairs, according to the report. Police did not find a person or evidence to indicate that someone was staying there, police said.
Lost wallet with $8,000 rings
On Sept. 28, a 53-year-old woman of Elverson, Pennsylvania reported missing items to Orange police. She stayed at the AC Marriott, 300 Park Ave., the night of Sept. 26 and lost her Coach wallet the next day when she left the hotel, according to the report. The wallet included several rings worth $8,000 total and several credit and debit cards, the report states. The items were not recovered at Pinecrest.
Man cited for two misdemeanors
On Sept. 28, George Garner, 29, of Parma refused to leave the hotel room at the Beachwood Inn, 3795 Orange Place Drive, according to the Orange police report. Officers said that he was intoxicated and the manager advised that the roommate, who put the room in his name, already checked out. Mr. Garner was issued a misdemeanor citation for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct intoxication, the report states. He has a Bedford Municipal Court date of Oct. 9.
Vehicle stolen from hotel
On Oct. 1, a resident of Rochester, Pennsylvania reported his car missing to Orange police. He is an employee of a Pittsburgh business and his car was parked at the Hampton Inn, 3840 Orange Place Drive, according to the report. A stolen vehicle form was completed and sent to Chagrin Valley Dispatch, the report states.
Man living in Silverspot Cinema
On Oct. 3, Orange police responded to Silverspot Cinema at 10 Park Ave. for a trespassing complaint. Dispatched advised that former employee Christopher Hardaway, 30, of Garfield Heights was in the building even though he was not supposed to be, according to the report. Police found Mr. Hardaway lying behind a movie screen. He said that he is homeless and he was staying at the theater, the report states. Police said Mr. Hardaway was cited for criminal trespassing and was transported to the Bedford jail.
Woman shows signs of delusion
On Oct. 3, Orange police responded to a residence on Jackson Road for a welfare check on a woman in her 40s. Police recognized her from the previous evening, when she was transported to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center for a mental evaluation, the report states. This time, she was wandering around the neighborhood and showing signs of delusion, according to the report. Police said that she was transported to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital and animal control picked up her dog.
Biden/Harris sign stolen
On Oct. 3, a 70-year-old Orangewood Drive resident reported her Biden/Harris political yard sign was stolen from her yard. She said that this is the second time that her sign was stolen and noticed other yards on her street with missing signs, according to the report.
Domestic violence charges
A Warren man was charged with domestic violence in connection with a Sept. 29 incident in Solon.
At 12:11 p.m., police responded to the Route 422 freeway where a 22-year-old female victim had injuries to her and face. Her boyfriend, 21, of Warren, slammed her face on the steering wheel, police said. Their 1-year-old child was in the vehicle.
The man, 22, was charged with domestic violence in the incident, police said.
Trio faces weapons charges
Three men were arrested on a weapons charge Sept. 29 in Solon.
At 1:33 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Cochran Road for a window tint violation. The driver was found to be under suspension, police said. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded pistol in the center console. There was no admitted ownership so all three occupants were charged, police said.
Charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle were Keyshawn Henderson, 21, of Maple Heights; Kolvin Hamilton, 21, of Cleveland; and Montez Powell, 19, of Cleveland.
Woman charged with theft
Theft from a Solon business on Oct. 2 resulted in charges for a Cleveland woman.
At 12:57 p.m., police responded to Old Navy, 6025 Kruse Drive, after a woman set off sensors by leaving the store with items amounting to $62.54 that she did not purchase.
Keyanna Shepherd, 30, was charged with theft, police said.
Loaded pistol found in car
A woman received weapons charges in connection with an Oct. 3 incident in Solon.
Police stopped a vehicle at 2:30 p.m. on Portz Parkway after a registration check showed the driver had a suspended license and active warrants. A loaded pistol was found in the car and two open containers of alcohol, police said.
Joann Cleveland, 24, of Cleveland, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and cited for driving under suspension, expired license plates and open container, police said.