Store theft

On Sept. 25, Bainbridge officers arrested and charged a 41-year-old Newbury female for theft and possessing a criminal tool from Walmart on Marketplace Drive. According to the report, Danielle Bijelic was using a barcode to make fraudulent transactions and attempted to steal $150.39 from the store.

Vehicles vandalized

On Sept. 24, Bainbridge officers received a report of two vehicles being vandalized in the parking lot of the Kenston Intermediate School on Snyder Road. According to the report, officers observed two vehicles had been splattered with white paint. The incident is under investigation with no suspects at this time.

Woman faces charges

On Sept. 25, Bainbridge officers arrested and charged two Cleveland females for theft from a local Walmart on Marketplace Drive. According to the report, 28-year-old Bianca and 21-year-old Theajzha Burks attempted to steal $250.87 from the store.

Landscaper altercation

On Sept. 20, a male contacted Chagrin Falls police to report an employee of a landscape company grinding stumps at a property on Bentleyville Road. He accused the employee of damaging his vehicle and was now threatening to “beat” him.

The parties were separated and after discussing the situation with both, it was agreed to settle the dispute with a car wash. Police stated there was no actual damage to the vehicle.

Burning smell in school

A night custodian at the Chagrin Falls Middle School called Chagrin Falls police around 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 23 to report a burning smell coming from one of the classrooms, but could not tell which room.

The Chagrin Valley Fire Department and Cleveland Electrical Company were called to investigate, but could not find the cause of the odor.

The area was ventilated and the odor did not return, according to the report.

Man loiters at church

On Sept. 23, an employee of St. Joan of Arc School became worried about a male standing outside asking to see someone about Jesus and called Chagrin Falls police for assistance.

The call said the male was asking to talk to someone because he felt the Lord was coming. The employee directed the party to the rectory but did not know if the priest would answer the door.

The male was described as in his early 20s with dark hair and wearing gray sweats and driving a dark gray sedan.

Police responded but the male was not on the church property when they arrived.

Bar promotes safety

A caller from a bar on River Street contacted Chagrin Falls police on Sept. 24 at around 9 p.m. to report an intoxicated male who was becoming upset because he was not allowed to leave, was refusing assistance and may have tried to drive.

He was gone when police arrived but a witness stated the male in question was picked up.

Snack in mailbox

A Kenton Road woman contacted Chagrin Falls police on Sept. 27 to report that someone put what appeared to be a yogurt bar in her mailbox, said it could be considered tampering with federal property and wanted police to be aware.

According to the blotter, the woman stated a similar incident happened to her neighbor’s mailbox.

Shouting in backyard

Chagrin Falls police were dispatched to Solon Road, on Sept. 24, on report of a male standing in the back yard and yelling profanities.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the male whom they observed speaking calmly and respectfully with no obvious signs of impairment or drug use.

The male advised that he was alright and apologized for being too loud. He did not remember using profanities, however he said he does use them regularly and might not have realized he was using the offensive words. There were no charges.

Lost and found

Items found in Chagrin Falls this week are at the police station awaiting identification by the rightful owners who are asked to call 440-247-7321 for more information.

The items include a bike found on Low Street, Sept. 25; a Bluetooth speaker and necklace found in Riverside Park, Sept. 21 and two pairs of sunglasses found in a yard on South Franklin Street, Sept. 22.

Driver flees after property damage

On Sept. 19, Gates Mills police responded to a residence on West Hill Drive for a property damage report. There was damage to a fence and tree and there were pieces of a red Honda left at the scene, according to the report. Flock safety cameras caught a vehicle matching that description drive by the home at 4 a.m. The owner and driver was James Ray, 22, of Garfield Heights, the report states. He said he drove through the area but did not hit anything. Mr. Ray said he ran out of gas and had the vehicle towed to a body shop in Geauga County, police said. An officer visited the shop and saw there were two flat tires and damage to the front of the car. Mr. Ray was cited for reasonable control and leaving the scene of an accident, the report states. He has a mandatory court date with Lyndhurst Municipal Court.

No solicitors

On Sept. 20, Gates Mills police observed a solicitor for an insecticide company on Battles Road. An officer reminded the man of the no solicitation ordinance and he left the area, according to the report.

Rollover accident at US

On Sept. 21, Hunting Valley police responded to University School at 2785 SOM Center Road for a rollover accident. A 16-year-old driver from Orange Village was traveling at a high rate of speed east on the entrance driveway. He went off the right side of the road and hit the curb and a stop sign, according to the report. Then the driver went off the left side of the road, struck multiple trees, flipped over and came to rest with all four wheels on the ground in a grassy area, the report states. The airbag deployed and the windshield was broken. Police said his health condition appeared normal and he was not distracted. The driver was not ejected or trapped in the vehicle, but his leg was bleeding from the accident. He was cited for willful/wanton disregard, according to the report.

Assault at taco restaurant

On Sept. 21, Orange police responded to Condado Tacos at Pinecrest, 10 Park Ave., for a report of domestic violence. A 37-year-old Garfield Heights man threw a glass mason jar at the 35-year-old Cleveland woman he was with, according to the report. Their 11-year-old daughter was also present. Surveillance video revealed that the man placed a handgun on top of a car tire after he left the restaurant but before police arrived, the report states. Warrensville Heights police logged the handgun as stolen. Orange police found a magazine loaded with eight rounds in his pocket, according to the report. The woman said this is not the first time he has assaulted her. The man was arrested and charged with domestic violence, carrying concealed weapons, illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises, having weapons under disability and receiving stolen property, police said. He was transported to the Bedford jail. A temporary protection order hearing was scheduled for Sept. 22 at Bedford Municipal Court.

Missing couch seat

On Sept. 24, a Salt Lake Circle resident reported a missing item from a shipment she ordered. The 36-year-old woman paid $10,508 for a Lovesac sectional sofa, according to the Orange police report. The couch seat was missing and it was valued at $575, the report states. She filed a police report for the missing item.

Disgruntled guest floods room

On Sept. 24, Orange police responded to Extended Stay South, 3820 Orange Place Drive, for a vandalism report. A married couple staying at the hotel had a dispute and were collecting their items from the room before parting ways. The 37-year-old wife asked police to escort her to the room while her husband was also there collecting his things, according to the report. Both parties gathered their things and left. Later in the day, the Orange Village Fire Department was dispatched for a flood in that room and the room below it. The husband blocked all the drains and turned on all the faucets, causing both rooms to flood, the report states. Police said Willie Hurt, 35, of Garfield Heights has a warrant out for his arrest for vandalism. The manager said damage from the flood will cost $8,000 to repair.

License plate stolen

On Sept. 20, a resident advised Woodmere police that a license plate to one of his commercial vehicles has been stolen and is being used on a box truck in the New York area, according to the report. The man said he sold a 2003 Freightliner M2 box truck. He removed one license plate from the vehicle on June 15 and put the plate in the garbage, the report states. The man received a notice in the mail from the state of New York saying a box truck bearing his license plate went through the toll roads on July 31. He said that was not possible because he sold that truck the month before, according to the report. Police gathered information for the vehicle and his LLC. The plate will be entered as stolen.

Unemployment fraud

On Sept. 24, a Huntsburg Township female resident and her husband on Mayfield Road reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office after receiving letters from JFS about unemployment benefits which they never applied for. According to the report, the claim was started by an unknown person and the residents stated that their information was used fraudulently. Resources were provided and the incident was documented by deputies.

Broken down vehicle

Last week, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle being broken down in the westbound lane on Ravenna Road and U.S. Route 422 in Auburn Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, a blue F150 truck was on scene attempting to jump the vehicle and deputies assisted upon arrival. The vehicle started and continued on its way.

Cow returned

On Sept. 26, deputies received a report of a cow being located on the side of the road at Clay Street and Burton Windsor in Middlefield Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the property owner was located and the cow was his. The cow was returned and put back in its field.

Trailer stolen

On Sept. 26, an owner of a sealcoating company reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office stating that a 2012 white F250 truck hooked a 2021 white 18 foot enclosed trailer. According to the report, two zero turn Kubota mowers, three to four weedeaters, a backpack leaf blower, a saw and hand tools were stolen from the business. A report was taken by deputies.

Hot water tank stolen

On Sept. 26, deputies received a report of a hot water tank being stolen from a house that is up for sale on Plank Road in Montville Township. According to the report, the padlock on a side door of the vacant residence was cut off. No suspects have been determined at this time.

Driving with suspensions

A Streetsboro man received drug possession charges following a Sept. 21 incident in Solon.

At 1:36 a.m., police noticed a vehicle on the Route 422 freeway with dark tinted windows and suspended plates. The driver had a suspended license and police discovered marijuana, digital scales and suspected ecstasy tablets.

Nathaniel Sharp, 28, was charged with drug possession, driving under suspension, seat belt, expired plates and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Under the influence

A Beachwood man was charged with drunken driving Sept. 21 in Solon.

At 10:12 a.m., an officer responded to Selworthy Lane for the report of a car striking a mailbox and a trash can. The driver was unaware that he struck anything, police said.

He had poor performance on field sobriety tests and was arrested. He had a 0 percent BAC.

A drug recognition expert was contacted for an assessment and a urine sample was collected for analysis, the report said.

Robert Steiger, 21, was charged with OVI and failure to control, police said.

Drifting over the median

A Solon man was charged with drunken driving Sept. 21.

At 10:05 p.m., an officer from Solon police observed a vehicle driving left of the center line on Pettibone Road. The driver appeared nervous and mumbling, police said, and there was a slight odor of marijuana. The driver also had a suspended license and active warrant from Kent State Police for failure to appear on an OVI charge.

The driver had poor performance on field sobriety tests and was arrested. His BAC was .018 percent, police said. He refused to provide a urine sample. An open can of alcohol and vape were discovered.

Ramondo Miller, 20, was charged with OVI, open container, turn signals, traffic control device and driving under suspension, and was held on the warrant.

Alcohol found in car

A Bedford Heights man was charged with drunken driving Sept. 24 in Solon.

At 8:21 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle driving left of center on Richmond Road. The driver had bloodshot eyes and an empty can of beer in the car, police said. He also had poor performance on field sobriety tests and was arrested.

His BAC was .067 percent.

Jamaal Dixon, 45, was charged with OVI and marked lanes, police said.

Woman assaulted in parking lot

Police are investigating a report of sexual battery Sept. 26.

At 3:42 p.m., a woman, 23, reported at the Solon Police Department that she had been sexually assaulted by a man she had recently met. The incident reportedly occurred in a vehicle in a Solon parking lot, police said.

The case is under investigation.

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