Catalytic converters missing

A Newbury Township business reported the theft of catalytic converters last week.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said a Ravenna Road business reported Feb. 11 that two catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles overnight.

An investigation is continuing.

Man dodges cars

A Burton Township man was arrested last week after motorists reported a man running out in front of vehicles.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said Adam Poplar, 37, of Burton was charged on Feb. 14 with trespassing and menacing.

Motorists reported a man running in and out of traffic, jumping in front of vehicles, on Main Market Road (Route 422) shortly before 4 a.m., police said.

Fraud reported to police

A Chardon Township resident reported being a victim of fraud last week.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said a West Mountain View Drive resident reported Sunday that someone had opened a credit card in his name.

The resident told deputies that the card was mailed to his old address in Cleveland, but that he did not open the account, nor gave anyone else permission to open the account.

The resident called his bank to block any use of the card and notified credit reporting agencies.

Personal info reported stolen

An Auburn Township resident reported that their personal information was used to open a charge account.

According to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, a Stella Lane resident reported Sunday that their personal information was used to open a Best Buy credit card. The resident told deputies the card was used in Jackson Township.

The resident was advised to report the incident to Jackson Township authorities.

Maple boiling over

The smell of maple syrup is in the air and in one Hambden Township home.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said a call for a fire at a Brakeman Road home in Hambden Township went out Sunday.

But no fire trucks were needed as the resident quickly reported that the smoke filling the house was from maple sap that had boiled over on the stove.

Tools reported missing

A Claridon Township resident reported the theft of tools from their garage Monday.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said an Old State Road (Route 608) resident reported Monday that they came home from work to find tire tracks leading from the garage. The resident reported finding the garage door broken open and a toolbox and tools missing.

The resident told deputies that had been working in the garage the night before and had locked it before leaving.

OVI court convictions

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

Leroy Anthony Gonzalez, 60, of Painesville; John W. Issa, 43, of Newbury Township; and Matthew J. Razor, 47, of Akron.

Fraudulent vacation rental

A Galloway Trail resident came to the Russell police station on Feb. 3 to report a fraudulent online vacation rental service. After sending payment for the reservation, the complainant later made contact with the property owner, who verified the online rental was fraudulent, according to the report. The complainant took voluntary statements with him to complete and return at a later date. The complainant is out $1,800.

Mailbox damaged

A Russell police officer was dispatched for a report of property damage at a Hemlock Point Road residence just before 8 p.m. on Feb. 4. Dispatch advised 15 minutes prior to the complaint, an unknown vehicle had struck the caller’s mailbox, destroying the post, according to the report. Dispatch advised the vehicle left the scene heading northbound on Hemlock Point. Upon arrival, the responding officer spoke with the home owner, who advised she would like a report on file for the incident.

Unwanted texts reported

A Russell Township resident came to the Russell police station on Feb. 6 to report receiving unwanted texts, which appeared to be from Amazon. The complainant reported that the texts were sent to “Jeffrey,” asking for address verification; further within the message, vulgar language was used, according to the report. The complainant blocked the number from which the messages were sent, but new messages were sent from other numbers. There was an option to stop the messages from being sent, according to the report, and advice was given.

Vehicle hanging out

A resident called Bainbridge Township Police in regard to a Euclid man sitting in front of the house on South Dayton Street around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 16. The caller, who was home with a younger child, indicated that the man was looking for money from her son, who was not home. The caller asked police to patrol the area without making the man aware it was her that called it in. Police are investigating.

Three-car crash in Bainbridge

A crash involving three cars led Bainbridge Police to Chillicothe and Pettibone roads at 6 p.m. on Feb 13. Two of the cars were towed and one was driven home. No injuries were reported.

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