Dispute over dog care
On June 29, Gates Mills police responded to a Riverview Road residence for a report of an unwanted guest. Officers spoke to the homeowner, who said that a 47-year-old Brecksville woman was invited over for a small gathering and they engaged in a verbal argument over how he was caring for his dog, according to the report. The woman had been drinking and called for an Uber to take her home. The dog was fine, the report states.
On July 2, a Gates Mills police officer met with Wickliffe police and took custody of Nehmiah Furlow, 24, of Cleveland Heights, who had an active traffic warrant with Gates Mills police for speeding and driving under a license suspension, according to the report. Mr. Furlow was taken to Lyndhurst Municipal Court and was later released, the report states.
Man charged with fleeing
A Solon man was charged with fleeing and eluding and obstructing official business June 29.
At 2:56 p.m., a Solon officer on patrol saw a speeding vehicle on Aurora Road. It was clocked driving 41 mph in a 25 mph zone.
A traffic stop was attempted near the Aurora and Solon Road intersection. The officer made contact with the driver and found he had an active warrant from another agency. He was issued a written warning for speed and failure to wear a seatbelt. Police told him that Aurora police, where his warrant was from, issued his arrest, and at that point, he sped off. Officers knew his identity and determined the pursuit dangerous.
Brandon Davis, 23, was charged with obstructing official business, and fleeing and eluding an officer.
Man walks away from facility
On July 3 at 4:20 a.m., Gates Mills police assisted Chester police in locating a man who had walked away from an assisted living facility in Chester. The man was located on Brigham Road near County Line Road and returned via Chester police to the facility, according to the report.
Suspicious car activities
On June 30, a man called Hunting Valley police to report that two people in a car were doing “adult activities” near South Woodland (Route 87) and Falls Road. Police checked the vehicle, and there were no suspicious activities, according to the report.
Attempted arson probed
Solon police are investigating multiple attempted aggravated arson incidents that began July 3.
Beginning at noon that day and again three days later, pipe bombs were used, causing damage to a portable toilet in the Solon Community Park near the baseball fields. There were no injuries and the detective bureau is investigating.
Disorderly conduct charges
A Solon man was charged with disorderly conduct July 3.
At 7:40 p.m. a Solon police officer working off duty security detail at Giant Eagle Market District, 34319 Aurora Road, noticed a male highly intoxicated attempting to purchase more alcohol. There was a strong odor of alcohol detected and his speech was slurred. He was in no condition to care for himself, police said.
Victor Rymko, 56, was charged with disorderly conduct.
On July 4, residents on Bentleyville Road, Meadowhill Lane, Willow Wood Lane and River Stone Drive in Moreland Hills reported fireworks complaints. The parties with fireworks were advised of the complaints, according to the reports.
On June 29, a Chagrin Falls police officer conducted a traffic stop of a car seen allegedly speeding on North Main Street. Police said the driver had a suspended license.
Brenna McNamara, 32, of Cleveland Heights was cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license and was scheduled to appearin Bedford Municipal Court on July 3.
Trapping, air rifle discharge probed
Illegal trapping and discharge of an air rifle was reported to Chagrin Falls police on June 29.
An officer advised the resident trapping animals is regulated by the state and that discharging an air rifle in the village is against local ordinance.
Man found in parking lot
A Solon man was charged with disorderly conduct July 3.
At 8:19 p.m., police were flagged down by a passing motorist alerting them of someone who appeared passed out in the parking lot of the former Rose, 6140 SOM Center Road.
An officer observed a male laying partially in the parking lot and attempted to make contact and wake him up. He was somewhat unresponsive to the officer’s questions, police said. He had a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech. There was an open bottle of alcohol in his pocket and he had an active warrant from Beachwood Police.
John Johnston, 69, was issued a citation for open container in a public place and charged with disorderly conduct, police said.
Driver stopped for bad plates
On June 29, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle on East Washington Street in Chagrin Falls for a display of an alleged plates violation. The 28-year-old Akron resident was charged for the plates violation and given a written warning for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Woman charged for speeding
A Chagrin Falls police officer conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation on North Main Street, June 30, and found the driver was also under suspension of her license and was cited for both, according to the report.
Heather Dellapenna, 28, of Warren had a July 7 date in Bedford Municipal Court.
Animal at large
A Chagrin Falls resident reported on June 30 that she was walking her dogs in the area of Pear Tree Circle when a loose dog attacked one of her dogs.
Jon Lawrence, 55, of Chagrin Falls, the owner of the alleged attacking dog, was cited for having an animal at large.
Rope bag found in park
A Nike rope bag containing various items was turned in at the Chagrin Falls Police Department, July 2, after an individual found it in the Yours Truly park on Plaza Drive.
Whoever owns the bag should be prepared to describe contents. Call 440-247-7321.
Two charged with trespassing
On July 2, Bainbridge police responded to a call reporting trespassing on property near Geauga Lake. Upon arrival, officers located two individuals on the property, Karen Weygandt, 26, and Logan Hammer, 23, both of Massillon, Ohio. Police said they charged both suspects with trespassing.
Man arrested for OVI
Bainbridge police responded to a one-car crash off Geauga Lake Road on June 25 at about 4:50 a.m. Officers found a man walking around his car and found the man to have trouble speaking, according to the report. When officers asked if the man had been drinking, he admitted to having four Busch Light “tall boys.” The man failed sobriety tests and refused breath tests. Bainbridge police charged Gregory Smith, 28, of Bainbridge with OVI.
Trump signs taken
Russell police investigated a report of a vandalized political sign on June 26, when a resident from Hillbrook Lane East called to request an extra patrol. Later that same day, a Hillbrook Lane South resident called to state that someone in a white utility vehicle had pulled up to his property and stolen a Trump campaign sign from his yard and he wanted the incident to be documented.
On June 26, two Russell Township residents called the police department to report potential scams, one allegedly from a health care company who told the resident that she owed money for past medical expenses and the other from Social Security.
Loose change, sanitizer swiped
On July 1, a South Main Street resident called Chagrin Falls police to report loose change and a small bottle of hand sanitizer was taken from his vehicle sometime after 6 p.m. on June 30.
Other items from the center console had been moved and the glove box appeared to have been gone through, according to the report.
The vehicle was locked, police said, and scuff marks were located on the door, indicating possible forced entry.
Bullet lodged in car seat
A man contacted Chagrin Falls police on July 5 and reported finding a bullet hole in the trunk of his car after he and his family returned to the vehicle, which had been parked in the shopping plaza.
Officers on the scene reported locating a bullet lodged in a child’s car seat on the rear driver’s side of the vehicle. The case remains under investigation.
Vandalism at vacant house
Bainbridge police received a call for vandalism on June 29. The owner of a vacant house on Beacon Hill reported damage and suspected that someone had gone inside the building, according to the report. The complainant said it did not look like anything had been taken, and police said there appeared to be a forced entry through the front door. There are no suspects.
Russell resident reports scam
A Kinsman Road resident received a call from someone named Mike Bakahshi, who told the woman that her Social Security benefits had been suspended, according to a Russell police report. Aware of the recent scam calls that have been going out, the complainant hung up and alerted the police. Later that day, the complainant reported getting a call from the same caller ID, showing the number as 514-328-5803 in Montreal, Quebec.
Stolen property case
A Warrensville Heights man was charged with receiving stolen property, driving under suspension and improper display of a temporary license plate on July 3.
At 11:58 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle on Harper Road with illegal window tint and no license plate displayed.
Andre Allen II, 21, was charged with receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree, driving under suspension and improper display of a license plate. He had multiple warrants, police said, including felony domestic violence warrants.
Man faces OVI charge
A Warrensville Heights man was charged with drunken driving July 4.
At 10:20 a.m., police received a report of an erratic driver on Harper Road.
The driver and passenger were found slumped over in the vehicle and looked as if they were sleeping, police said. The driver had slurred speech and bloodshot and glassy eyes. Neither occupants were wearing a seatbelt. Field sobriety tests indicated impairment, and at the station, he refused a breath test.
Quinton Stevens, 35, was charged with OVI, driving under suspension and no seatbelt, police said.
Car stuck in ditch
A civilian vehicle needed to be towed from a ditch alongside Chillicothe Road in South Russell on June 29 after pulling over to make room for an emergency vehicle that needed to pass, police reported.
A husband-wife dispute took place on July 2 after a man dropped off a check at his soon to be ex-wife’s residence, according to the Russell police. Soon after dropping off the check, the report stated that the complainant’s wife came outside, ripped up the check and prevented him from leaving. Eventually, she let him go and he requested a report on file.
What’s in the bag?
After noticing the driver of a black car throw a plastic bag out of the car window in his neighborhood, a Water Fall Trail resident called Russell police to report the incident, according to the report. Upon arrival, the officer found that the bag did not contain drugs, but was instead being used to hold animal excrement.
Two juveniles charged with theft
Bainbridge police responded to a July 1 report of theft at Target at 18855 N. Market Place Drive. Employees reported that they saw two individuals cut anti-theft wires for bluetooth speakers and leave the store without paying for them on June 29, according to the report. Employees were able to get the license plate, and officers responded to the home of the individuals on July 2, where the individuals admitted to stealing about $270 worth of merchandise. Police charged the 16-year-old and 17-year-old males, both of Solon, with theft.
Two cited for trespassing
On July 1, Bainbridge police cited two individuals with trespassing near Geauga Lake. Police responded to a call reporting the individuals. Upon arrival, officers found an empty car parked by multiple no trespassing signs then found two individuals with fishing gear by the lake. Adrian Blad, 41, of Strongsville and ClaudiuBirsan, 43, of Parma were both cited for trespassing.
Man charged for damaging, conduct
Bainbridge police charged a Hiram man in a road rage incident on June 26.
At about 3:20 p.m., police received a call of the road rage incident at State Route 306 and East Washington Street. The male had reportedly gotten out of his car and was banging on another vehicle that he said almost hit him. Damages to the other driver’s vehicle totaled about $1,500, according to the report.
Police charged Ronald McDowell, 65, of Hiram with criminal damaging and disorderly conduct.