Wallet found in falls

A female turned in a wallet she found on the steps of the Chagrin Falls Township Hall on July 19 and another party turned in a credit card found on West Street, according to village police.

Both items are awaiting identification by their owners who are asked to do so by calling the Chagrin Falls police station at 440-247-7321.

Animals at large

Wild animals were cause for concern for Chagrin Falls police recently.

On July 19, when officers were called to Hasting Lane to dispatch a sick raccoon, and on July 20 a female driver contacted police after hitting a deer on North Main Street. The deer was found severely injured and was put down by the responding officer.

Suspicious walker reported

On July 21, a woman contacted Chagrin Falls police from a shopping plaza location to report that a man was following her around town.

The complainant identified the party and a Chagrin Falls officer spoke to the man who stated he was taking a walk around town and not following anyone.

Officers check on child

On July 23, a North Street woman and mother of a 2-year-old son contacted Chagrin Falls police to express concern that the boy’s father was planning to take him out of state for the weekend, which was prohibited by a court ruling.

Officers were able to contact the father who was with his son at his residence and confirmed the boy was safe. His mother was notified of police findings in the matter.

Dog napping?

A Miles Road woman contacted Chagrin Falls police on July 20 to report a friend was watching her dogs and was now refusing to give them back.

A report was filed.

Strongsville man arrested

On July 24, Bainbridge officers arrested a 26-year-old man and charged him with possession of a weapon under disability, possession of a criminal tool, receiving stolen property and theft. According to the report, Josh Patron of Strongsville was in possession of a stolen vehicle from Seven Hills, a .22 caliber revolver, $83.53 worth of stolen items from Walmart and a magnetic device used to take off store tags.

Theft at store

On July 21, Bainbridge officers received a report of a 19-year-old man acting in an unusual manner toward a female employee at the Hipsters Consignment Store on East Washington Street. According to the report, officers confronted the man about the incident across the street at CVS Pharmacy and found that he allegedly had stolen items from the pharmacy about two hours prior. The items included batteries, a Bluetooth speaker, beef jerky sticks, a handheld arcade game, a phone charger and an Android track phone. Robert Walp of Youngstown was charged with theft, according to the report.

Bainbridge resident arrested

On July 20, Bainbridge officers arrested and charged a 41-year-old man for three separate counts of theft. According to the report, Willie D. Smith III of Bainbridge is accused of taking items from a Giant Eagle, GetGo and 7-Eleven.

Credit card fraud

On July 19, Bainbridge officers arrested and charged a 62-year-old man for fraud at Walmart on Marketplace Drive. According to the report, Ronald Harbin of Garfield Heights attempted to buy $148.86 from the store with a credit card that was reported stolen from Toledo.

Dog left in car

On July 21, a Gates Mills police officer responded to an unattended car with a dog inside parked in front of the Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library at 1491 Chagrin River Road. An officer located the owner inside the library, who returned to her car and left. The dog was not in distress, according to the report.

Ambulance strikes deer

On July 24, Hunting Valley police spoke to a man who said he witnessed a Solon ambulance strike a deer on SOM Center Road north of Fairmount Boulevard. The ambulance was driving northbound to reach Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights with a patient, according to the report. The deer ended up in the southbound lane, causing the witness to stop in the roadway. The firefighter driving the ambulance checked on the other driver and his passenger, both of whom reported no injuries, before continuing on his way to the hospital, the report states. The incident occurred within Pepper Pike’s jurisdiction but Hunting Valley police responded.

Warrant served

On July 22, a Gates Mills police officer met with Willoughby police and took custody of Jackie Mariano, 48, of Euclid, according to the report. She had an outstanding traffic warrant with Gates Mills police, the report states. Ms. Mariano was returned to the station, where she posted her $260 bond and was released.

Exhaust system stolen

Theft from a Solon business was reported on July 21.

At 4:38 p.m., police responded to G.A. Nexship, 27320 Miles Road, where a 52-year-old male victim reported that someone cut the exhaust system off of his commercial truck while it was parked at the business.

Loss and damage amounted to approximately $19,923.43. The truck is owned by the business. There is no video and no leads, police said.

Underage possession

A Solon man was charged with underage possession in connection with a July 24 incident at the Signature of Solon pool.

An officer on patrol located four suspicious people on a golf cart at the Signature of Solon pool at about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Two 18-year-old males and two 16-year-old females were identified. A bottle of tequila, a bottle of vodka, and other alcoholic beverages were found to be in the possession of members of the group. Investigation showed one male was not drinking.

An 18-year-old of Solon was charged with underage possession, police said. Charges for underage possession against the two female juveniles will be referred to Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. The juveniles were released to their parents. All parties were warned for criminal trespassing for being at the pool after hours, police said.

Teen charged with OVI

A Bedford Heights teen was charged with drunken driving on July 24.

At 10:07 p.m., police observed a vehicle on SOM Center Road drive outside the marked lanes of travel. Police attempted to make the traffic stop on Aurora Road, but the driver was slow to respond. After stopping, officers observed an odor of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle. There was also a “blunt” in the center console, police said, and additional suspected marijuana was found.

The driver submitted to field sobriety testing and had poor performance, police said.

The female, 17, was charged with OVI and marked lanes. A urine sample was collected and sent for testing. An 18-year-old male passenger was released without charges, police said.

Man faces firearm charge

A Solon man was charged with improper handling of a firearm on July 26.

At noon, police stopped a car on Aurora Road for suspected illegal window tint. Police observed suspected marijuana and paraphernalia in the car. There was also a semi-automatic loaded pistol inside.

Donald Brown, 34, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, having weapons under disability, drug paraphernalia and window tint, police said.

Scam in Munson

On July 23, a Munson Township man on Bass Lake Road reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office that he was scammed out of $1,000 from someone claiming they were from the Social Security office. According to the report, the resident stated that someone called him stating that there was a warrant for his arrest for a drug case in Texas and was requested to get money and buy Target gift cards worth $500 each for payment to avoid any legal issues. The resident’s wife contacted Target about the incident and a report was entered. Target plans to track the purchases made on the gift cards, the report states.

Property damaged

On July 23, deputies received a report of residential property damaged on Munn Road in Newbury Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the residence mailbox had been hit and the yard had been torn up with pieces of truck left in the area. A report was taken by deputies.

Man stopped on highway

A Solon man was charged with drunken driving and weapons charges July 24.

At 10:33 p.m., Solon police received a report of a suspected impaired driver on the Route 422 freeway. Police observed the vehicle travel outside marked lanes and a traffic stop was made on SOM Center Road. The driver had bloodshot eyes and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, police said.

At the jail, he was unable to satisfactorily complete a BAC test and the vehicle was towed. Two loaded semi-automatic handguns were found in the glove compartment, police said.

Reginald Blythewood, 41, was charged with OVI, marked lanes and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. His driving privileges were suspended, police said.

OVI and weapons charges

Drunken driving, weapons and drug charges were pressed against a Cleveland man on July 25.

At 6:36 a.m., Solon police said they received a report of a suspected impaired driver on the Route 422 freeway. The car had been weaving and operating erratically, the report said. There was damage to the front end of the vehicle and the driver had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. The driver admitted to having a handgun in the car, the report said. There was also a strong odor of marijuana. Officers recovered three loaded semiautomatic pistols, raw marijuana, marijuana edibles and other material consistent with drug trafficking. The driver had poor performance on field soberly tests.

Robby Roberson, 30, was charged with drug trafficking, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, OVI and driving under suspension, police said.

Woman charged with OVI

A Bentleyville woman was charged with drunken driving on July 26.

At 6:56 a.m., Solon officers responded to a report of an erratic driver on SOM Center Road. A citizen reported that the vehicle had nearly caused a crash in that area.

There was fresh damage to the vehicle and the officer observed signs of possible impairment, the report said. The driver had poor performance on field sobriety tests, police said.

A urine sample was collected and sent to a lab. Follow-up investigation showed that the vehicle was suspected of hitting a mailbox in Bentleyville prior to the traffic stop.

Laura Adelman, 56, was charged with OVI, police said.

Lost wallet

On July 26, a Newbury Township resident reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office that he lost a brown leather wallet at Punderson State Park on Kinsman Road. According to the report, the wallet had the residents ID and credit cards inside. The resident left his information in case the wallet is found.

Cows moving along

On July 23, deputies received a report of cows wandering in the road on Crackle Road in Auburn Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, deputies located the cows upon arrival and retuned them to the pasture. Deputies attempted to contact the homeowner but were unsuccessful.

Tree down

On July 23, deputies received a report of a tree down in the westbound lane on Route 422 and Munn Road in Auburn Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the Auburn Township Fire Department responded to the scene and removed the tree from the roadway.

Injured fawn

On July 24, deputies received a report of an injured fawn found in a ditch on Mayfield Road in Claridon Township. According to the report, the deer appeared to have been struck by a car and was dispatched by deputies.

Scarecrow found

On July 25, deputies found a small scarecrow in the roadway appearing to look like a child driving by at Burton Windsor and Old State Road Middlefield Township. Deputies removed the scarecrow from the road, according to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office.

Apples thrown

On July 25, an Auburn Township male resident reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office stating that three teenagers were throwing apples at his car at Sage’s Apples Orchard and Farm Market on Chardon Road. According to the report, the teenagers were all wearing shorts and one of them was a male wearing a white shirt. Deputies checked the area and nothing suspicious was observed.

Man in Halloween mask

On July 26, deputies received a report of a man walking down the road shirtless in a Halloween mask with sweatpants on Shedd Road in Middlefield Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the man.

Dirt dispute

On July 23, a Munson Township male resident on Walden Oaks Drive reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office a zoning dispute regarding his neighbor digging a pond on the property. According to the report, the resident stated that the neighbor had pushed his dirt onto the property. The resident stated that he plans to contact his attorney in fear of retaliation and requested the incident to the documented.

Car theft

On July 24, a Hambden Township resident on Old State Road reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office stating that someone may have broken into his vehicle and had stolen his COVID-19 vaccination card and some paperwork. According to the report, deputies observed the vehicle finding no evidence of forced entry. No possible suspects were reported.

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