Turtle slows traffic

On May 26, traffic on Chagrin Boulevard east of SOM Center Road in Moreland Hills slowed down for a turtle in the road. The turtle slowly cleared the roadway, according to the report.

Racing on High Street

A caller to the Chagrin Falls police station on May 26 reported between 10 and 11 p.m. for the past three nights suspicious vehicles had been racing up and down High Street going to and from Whitesburg Nature Preserve and had returned as the party was talking to dispatch center.

Officers responded to the scene but the vehicles were not present at that time. The caller described the two vehicles as a larger silver SUV and a smaller white SUV.

Claim your weed whacker

On May 31, an unknown person placed a weed whacker next to the front door of the Chagrin Falls police station.The item is being kept by police until the owner can identify and claim it. Call 440-247-7321.

Loud noise, yard walking reported

A South Street resident called Chagrin Falls police on May 26 to report neighbors were being loud, walking around the yard with flashlights and a female appeared to be stumbling. The caller asked officers to check for problems at the home.

Officers parked on Bradley Street and walked to the residence but reported seeing no lights or anyone in the yard. 

Texas caller reports theft in Chardon

A Texas caller contacted the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office dispatch on May 22 to report that a suspicious package was recently mailed out from 9960 Campton Ridge Drive in Chardon, according to the sheriff’s report. The caller stated that the sender is responsible for more than 300 online thefts involving individuals who had transferred money without receiving their promised items. The caller stated that the seller keeps changing the online information.

Tree dispute branches off

After previously getting his attorney involved to settle a dispute with his neighbor who was cutting down trees on his property, a Middlefield man contacted his attorney and the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department on May 22 when he noticed the same neighbor cleaning up the trees, according to the report. While the Kinsman Road resident didn’t observe his neighbor cross over onto his property, he did want to make a report that he was cleaning up the pine tree branches near the disputed property line area.

Lake Erie kayak leads to dead end

On May 22, Geauga County Sheriff’s deputies ran into a dead end after an empty kayak registered to a Burton address was found floating in Lake Erie, according to the report. The report states that the coast guard contacted dispatch wanting to locate the kayak’s owner to determine why his kayak was adrift on the lake. When deputies ran the boat’s owner’s name through the law enforcement data collection system, they couldn’t find a local address.

Auburn woman reports lawyer scam

After receiving a call from an individual who claimed to be an attorney in Africa who wanted money, an Auburn woman went to the lobby of the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department to report that she was being scammed on May 22, according to the report. Since she hadn’t exchanged any information or money, clerks told the 26-year-old employee that they couldn’t do anything about it, and advised her to block the caller’s number and to not send money.

Resident escorted home

On May 27, a Chagrin Falls police officer was flagged down on Bell Street by a lost elderly resident who could not find her car. The officer assisted the woman in locating her vehicle then escorted her home.

Narcan administered after overdose

Geauga County deputies administered two doses of Narcan at the BP on Main Market Road in Parkman Township on May 23 to a male who overdosed on heroin, according to the report.

Postal burglar discards mail

On May 24, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a Burton Village man who reported another male, walking south along South Cheshire Street, rifling through mailboxes and throwing their contents in the ditch, according to the report. The caller told dispatch that he located medication and paperwork in the ditch. Deputies went out to the scene but did not locate the alleged postal thief.

Fire extinguished at Post Office

The Burton Fire Department responded to a fire at the Burton Village Post Office at 2 p.m. on May 27 after a transformer panel inside the office overheated and caught fire, according to the report.

Wired money lost

Theft without consent was reported to Solon police on May 28.

At 4:20 p.m., police responded to Industrial Commercial Properties, 6675 Parkland Blvd. where a woman reported wiring $147,000 to a company. Later she found out that the company didn’t get the money and the account was not theirs.

The department’s detective bureau is investigating.

Man charged with OVI

A Parma man was charged with drunken driving May 29 by Solon police.

At 11:43 p.m., police stopped a car driving on Aurora Road.

There was an odor of alcohol and the driver failed field sobriety tests. At the station, he submitted to a breath test which registered a .08.

Willian Alarcon-Portillo, 35 was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC and failure to drive in marked lanes, police said.

Report of flying produce

Three men were charged in connection with a May 29 incident in Solon.

At 11:13 p.m., police responded to Briar Hill Drive for a report of criminal mischief.

A suspect was throwing produce at a police speed trailer and also smashing glass bottles in the roadway, police said. Someone also yelled racial slurs at officers, the report said.

Knives and an open container of alcohol were found, according to the report.

David Eder, 21, of Solon, was issued a misdemeanor citation for carrying concealed weapon, criminal mischief and littering from a motor vehicle, police said.

Addison Tisch, 21, of Solon, was issued a citation for littering from a motor vehicle, and Dominic Sutter, 20, of Solon, was charged with possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, police said.

Dog bites Amazon driver

On May 25, an Amazon delivery driver arrived at the Gates Mills Police Department to report that she was bitten by a dog on her left forearm while delivering a package at a Wilson Mills Road residence. Mayfield Village EMS responded to the station and treated the wound, according to the report. The driver stated when she pulled into the driveway, her window was down and a small terrier dog jumped onto her door and bit her while she was seated, the report states. Police said that a report was filed and the homeowner was advised of the incident.

Man accused in stabbing

On May 25, Orange police and EMS responded to Extended Stay South, 3820 Orange Place Drive, for a report of a stabbing. Police found a 31-year-old Cleveland Heights woman in a stairwell covered in blood, according to the report. She said that she and her 73-year-old father were living in a room in the hotel. He has dementia and did not recognize her as his daughter in the dark room, the report states.

She explained that her father thought she was an intruder and stabbed her. The woman declined to press charges and declined a criminal temporary protection order, police said. She was transported to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Medical Center. Police explained to her that according to Ohio law, the situation required charges of domestic violence. According to the report, the father was charged with domestic violence, a third degree felony, and transported to the Bedford Municipal Jail.

Disturbance along Orange Place

On May 26, Orange police were dispatched to the parking lot of Extended Stay South at 3820 Orange Place Drive for a disturbance. Dispatch advised officers that there were two men, one may have a gun and they were seen running toward the Fairfield Inn, according to the report. Two intoxicated men were detained near Pinecrest and said that two men had jumped them, the report states.

Police detained two Shaker Heights men at the Shell gas station at 27010 Chagrin Blvd. and neither had a gun. Police said that the intoxicated men at Pinecrest could not identify the two Shaker Heights men as the ones who jumped them and did not request that the police pursue it any further.

Underage drinking charges

Chagrin Falls police officers were dispatched on May 25 to Church Street on a noise complaint and found 13 individuals who were about 18 years of age and two 17-year-olds consuming alcoholic beverages.

Police charged the individuals from Chagrin Falls, Bentleyville and South Russell with underage consumption, marijuana possession and marijuana paraphernalia. The case was moved to the Bedford Municipal Court.

The two 17-year-old boys from Gates Mills and Russell Township will have their cases heard in juvenile court.

Lock reported missing

Chagrin Falls police officers were called to a residential property on Cleveland Street on May 27 for a report that a lock on a gate had been stolen.

The report stated a lockbox and keys were also taken along with a “No Trespassing” sign.

Employee’s car damaged

An employee of a shopping plaza business came to the Chagrin Falls police station on May 29 to report damage to her vehicle.

The complainant stated the damage occurred while she was working her shift. The vehicle was parked in the appropriate employee space, she stated. 

Erratic driving reported

On May 31, Chagrin Falls officers were dispatched to a report of an erratic driver on West Orange Street.

The caller stated a white SUV had squealed its tires and hit something before entering a parking lot on West Orange Street.

Officers located the vehicle and owner. After inquiring about the incident and the damaged vehicle, the driver was arrested for OVI and failure to control.

Charged was Travis Bortz, 33, of Beachwood who is scheduled to appear in Bedford Municipal Court on June 2.

Amazon driver suffers dog bite

An Amazon driver told the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department that he was bit by a dog while out on his route on Regal Place in Auburn on May 25, according to the report. The driver, who was bit on his right arm by a 3-year-old German shepherd, walked away with a minor injury. The report was to be sent to the Geauga County Dog Warden.

Deputies do welfare check

Geauga County Sheriff’s Department did a welfare check after receiving a call from a daughter who was worried that her mother was taking drugs in Hambden Township. The daughter was concerned about her 9-year-old brother, according to the May 26 report. The caller told dispatch that her mother had been hallucinating last week, talking about bugs in her skin and vacuuming “flea larvae” off the ceiling. When deputies arrived at the home, they observed that the house was well-kept. The mother said she had been hallucinating because she’s been working night shift and isn’t getting enough sleep.

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