Dog bite incidents

Chagrin Falls police reported two dog bite incidents both resulting in mandatory court appearances for the attacking dogs’ owners.

On Sept. 27, a woman walking her dog on Church Street reported being bitten by another dog. The attacking dog’s owner is Tracy Foster, 53, according to police.

On Oct. 1, a Bradley Street woman reported being bitten by her neighbor’s dog. That dog’s owner is Victor Arko, 32, according to the report.

Both were cited for animal not under control and are to appear in Bedford Municipal Court on Oct. 25.

Driving under suspension

Chagrin Falls police reported two driving under suspension arrests, both resulting in mandatory appearances in Bedford Municipal Court.

On Sept. 28, a man driving a box truck struck a low hanging cable line while backing into a driveway on Water Street. Ke Shon Smith, 27, of Maple Heights was cited and was to have been in court on Oct. 1, according to the report.

A Chagrin Boulevard traffic stop on Oct. 2 resulted in the DUS arrest of  Shareek Atkins, 25, of Bedford, police said. She was cited for DUS and scheduled for court on Oct. 5, police said. 

Raccoons trigger calls

Animal concerns were reported to Chagrin Falls police, this week, beginning Sept. 28 when a woman walking her dog in River Run Park on Solon Road in Chagrin Falls noticed a sick raccoon lying about 15 feet from the sidewalk. Chagrin Falls police were called and the raccoon was dispatched.

On Sept. 29, a Kenton Road woman called to report a suspicious red hatchback style vehicle with a cage of animals strapped inside.

Officers investigated and found the owner of the vehicle is a licensed nuisance trapper and was transporting a caged possum.

On Oct. 3, officers were called to another Kenton Road address for report of a racoon inside a home. Officers removed the animal.

Surprise tackle

A male walking his dogs on Cleveland Street in Chagrin Falls on Oct. 2 found a female laying in the middle of the road, police said. He told officers that as he approached she tackled him to the ground. The female was transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation, police said.

Utility fraud reported

A Miles Road resident called Chagrin Falls police on Sept. 28 to report being a victim of fraud by a false utility company who called him for payment which he provided.

Flying obscenities

Chagrin Falls police on Sept. 27 received a call from the BP gas station reporting an ongoing dispute between two people that had resulted in the exchange of obscenities.

Officers separated the individuals and determined nothing criminal had occurred.

Captivity claim

Chagrin Falls police received a call from an out-of-state female on Sept. 28 asking to speak to an officer about being held captive by her family at their home in South Russell.

The woman stated the incident took place in 2019 in front of the Chagrin Falls police station. According to police, the woman had spoken with South Russell police as well.

Her message was left on the police department’s voicemail system. The report stated there was no answer when the call was returned.

Suspicious car

A woman reported a suspicious SUV parked on Applebrook Drive on Sept. 29 when the school bus arrived to pick up children and remained there after the bus left.

She told Chagrin Falls police that no children had gotten off the bus but sensed the car was watching the children. The caller could not see the occupants, according to the report.

Irate customer

The manager of the Chagrin Falls Heinen’s store called police on Sept. 30 for help removing a male who had become irate and was yelling at the staff.

It was explained that the male appeared to be underage and his driver license ID did not look right.

The male told police he did not yell at anyone but was very annoyed with the staff.

After running the male’s ID, officers confirmed that the male had just turned 21 and although his license shows the correct dates, the staff believed it was fake because the driver license information was printed vertically and not the horizontal format they were used to seeing.

The male stated he understood the confusion and would go to a different store to purchase his wine. All parties cleared the scene.

Wrong address in GPS

On Oct. 3, Chagrin Falls police received a call from a Cleveland Street resident stating two men had come to his back door asking about doing dry wall work and their vehicle was still driving around the neighborhood.

Police caught up with the vehicle and reported that one of the occupants explained he had put the wrong address into his GPS.

Woman reports accident

Chagrin Falls police received a call from a Nob Hill Drive residents reporting she had been hit by a car the day before and the driver did not stop.

She said she was not injured but does have a video of the incident.

Police said she decided against filing a report but was advised to call them if she sees the vehicle or changes her mind about reporting the incident.

Wrong address in GPS

On Oct. 3, Chagrin Falls police received a call from a Cleveland Street resident stating two men had come to his back door asking about doing dry wall work and their vehicle was still driving around the neighborhood.

Police caught up with the vehicle and reported that one of the occupants explained he had put the wrong address into his GPS.

Woman reports accident

Chagrin Falls police received a call from a Nob Hill Drive resident reporting she had been hit by a car the day before and the driver did not stop.

She said she was not injured but does have a video of the incident.

Police said she decided against filing a report but was advised to call them if she sees the vehicle or changes her mind about reporting the incident.

Spectrum fraud

On Sept. 23, a Munson Township resident on Tall Pines Drive reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office that they had given their social security and credit card number to a Spectrum phone operator who was not an employee. According to the report, the credit card was canceled and the credit companies were contacted.

Firearm theft

On Sept. 23, a Chester Township resident on Heath Road made a report for theft of a firearm. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the firearm was a 9-millimeter Kimber solo handgun. A report was taken and a statement was obtained by deputies.

Wallet stolen

On Sept. 27, Bainbridge officers received a report that a wallet was stolen from a residence on Nighthawk Drive. According to the report, the resident had a friend sleepover and had given him $25 for gas. The resident woke up the next morning seeing that the individual had left and his wallet was missing. The resident proceeded to look at his bank account and noticed four transactions from his debit card. The incident is under investigation.

Theft reported at store

On Oct. 1, Bainbridge officers arrested and charged a 42-year-old female with theft that allegedly took place at Walmart on Marketplace Drive. According to the report, Laura Williams from Cleveland attempted to steal $248 worth of items from the store.

Strongsville woman arrested

On Oct. 2, Bainbridge officers arrested and charged a 33-year-old woman with theft, criminal trespass and possession of criminal tools. According to the report, Danielle King of Strongsville had a no trespassing order against her from the store and attempted to steal $121 worth of items using a $1 clearance sticker.

Disabled Nissan

On Oct. 1, deputies located a disabled Nissan Altima at Auburn and Mentor roads in Chardon Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the doors of the vehicle were locked with no keys inside and the driver was not on scene. The vehicle was removed by Walters Towing.

Noise complaint

On Oct.1, a Munson Township resident told Geauga County Sheriff’s Office officials about loud music from a car parked on the tree line of the Brown Barn Tavern’s parking lot at Mayfield and Fowlers Mill roads in Munson Township. According to the report, deputies located the vehicle and three individuals upon arrival and determined they were just listening to music. The individuals agreed to leave the parking lot.

Car and deer collide

On Sept. 29, deputies received a report for a collision between a black Ford F350 and a deer at Mayfield and Claridon Troy roads in Claridon Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the deer was moved off the roadway and the vehicle was severely damaged. The vehicle was moved into the Kronk’s Garage parking lot and the driver waited for a tow.

Unemployment fraud

On Sept. 29, a Burton Township female resident on Hale Road reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office wanting to document receiving a letter from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on benefits she did not apply for. According to the report, the resident had already filed a complaint with ODJFS and additional resources were given by deputies.

Injured dog rescued

On Sept. 30, a deputy located a large female dog with no tags and was injured laying in the road on Crimson King Trail in Montville Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the dog was able to get into the back of deputy’s vehicle. The deputy met with the dog warden at the shelter where the female dog was provided a kennel.

Post office damaged

On Sept. 30, deputies received a report of damage being done to the exterior side and gutter of the Montville Post Office on GAR Highway in Montville Township. According to a report from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, the post office roof eave and gutter on the northeast corner were damaged and have frequently been struck by trucks. No video footage was available and there are no suspects at this time.

Credit card fraud

On Sept. 30, a Hambden Township male resident on Old State Road reported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office stating that someone applied for a credit card in his name and then asked for a second credit card with the individual’s name. According to the report, the resident received two Citi Bank Mastercards in the mail and immediately closed his account before any charges were made. The resident further stated he is taking other steps to lock his credit card and needed the incident documented.

Man cited for speeding

On Sept. 26, Damon Williams, 55, of Cleveland Heights was cited for driving 76 mph on Mayfield Road in Gates Mills, a 45 mph zone. He was given a mandatory Lyndhurst Municipal Court date, according to the report.

Obscene gesture to drivers

On Sept. 29, Gates Mills police responded to two reports of a cyclist on Mayfield Road giving an obscene gesture to drivers as they passed him. Officers found the man in the median, who said he was upset with motorists driving close to him, according to the report. He was transported to Mayfield Heights. Police advised the man to reconsider riding on Mayfield Road because it is dangerous, the report states.

Bus struck by BB gun

On Sept. 30, Gates Mills police responded to the area of Battles Road and County Line Road for a report of a Mayfield City School District bus that was struck with a BB gun while traveling northbound. The driver was the sole occupant. Police learned that the bus was struck from the Chester side of County Line, so Chester police responded to take the report. Gates Mills police checked the area with negative results.

Unfinished business

On Sept. 20, a Butterwing Road resident reported a civil matter to the Pepper Pike police. He said he hired a contractor to renovate three properties in Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and Euclid. The contractor did not finish the work and stopped returning calls, according to the report.

Welfare check

On Sept. 21, Pepper Pike police responded to a residence on Shaker Boulevard for a welfare check. The son, who was at the home, called police for a welfare check on his father due to his mental health and substance abuse issues, according to the report. Police mediated the situation.

Police aid family

On Sept. 24, Pepper Pike police responded to New Directions at 30800 Chagrin Blvd. for a psychiatric situation. A juvenile client was trying to harm herself, according to the report. She was transported voluntarily to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Man scammed for personal info

On Sept. 27, an Old Brainard resident reported suspicion to Pepper Pike police. He gave out his personal information, including his social security number, to a scammer who claimed to offer free diabetic testing, according to the report. The resident was advised on how to protect himself from identity theft.

Mutual aid for domestic violence

On Sept. 29 at 2 a.m., Pepper Pike police responded to a mutual aid request from Cleveland police. There was a domestic violence report in Cleveland and one of the involved parties, a 16-year-old girl, was at a home on Fairmount Boulevard in Pepper Pike, police said. Officers checked on her welfare and contacted Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services, the report states.

Extortion on Instagram

On Sept. 26, an Addison Court resident reported extortion to Pepper Pike police. She said she was extorted on Instagram, according to the report. Police said the Instagram account was probably fake and the woman sent $250, the report states.

Police: Suspect gives false info

A Cleveland man faces charges, including drunken driving on Oct. 2 in Solon.

At 1:13 a.m., an officer on patrol on Aurora Road observed a vehicle travel left of center and at an erratic speed.

The driver completed field sobriety tests, and poor performance was observed. The driver was arrested for OVI and later refused BAC testing. All arrest records were completed for the suspect including a traffic citation and other administrative forms. Later, it was discovered that the suspect had given false information throughout the arrest process. However, he had been released from police custody already. The man was identified and charged.

He had warrants for his arrest issued for failure to appear on OVI charges from Canton, Maple Heights, and Shaker Heights police departments. A new warrant was issued for Mervin McCane, 27, of Cleveland, for tampering with records, a felony. Additional charges are pending for OVI, driving under suspension, driving in marked lanes and furnishing false information incident to traffic citation.

Conflicting stories draw charges

Obstructing official business charges were given in connection with an Oct. 4 incident in Solon.

At 2:55 p.m., officers were called to Cochran Road to investigate a car crash. One of the drivers indicated who the other driver was, but there were conflicting stories.

Bogus information was exchanged, police said, and individuals switched plates.

Jiovar Riveras Gonzalez, 27, of Cleveland, was charged with obstructing official business, driving without a license and assured clear distance.

Reynamarie Torres, 23, of Cleveland, was charged with obstructing official business, police said.

Bus struck by BB gun

On Sept. 30, Gates Mills police responded to the area of Battles Road and County Line Road for a report of a Mayfield City School District bus that was struck with a BB gun while traveling northbound. The driver was the sole occupant. Police learned that the bus was struck from the Chester side of County Line, so Chester police responded to take the report. Gates Mills police checked the area with negative results.

Unfinished business

On Sept. 20, a Butterwing Road resident reported a civil matter to the Pepper Pike police. He said he hired a contractor to renovate three properties in Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and Euclid. The contractor did not finish the work and stopped returning calls, according to the report.

Welfare check

On Sept. 21, Pepper Pike police responded to a residence on Shaker Boulevard for a welfare check. The son, who was at the home, called police for a welfare check on his father due to his mental health and substance abuse issues, according to the report. Police mediated the situation.

Improper firearm charge

A Warrensville Heights man was charged with improper handling of a firearm on Sept. 28 in Solon.

At 10:08 p.m., officers responded to an audible residential alarm on Brookland Avenue. They observed a parked vehicle next door and immediately observed the odor of marijuana.

During the conversation with the two occupants, police noticed a black semi-automatic pistol near the driver. The two occupants were detained.

The driver, Yusef Paige, 21, was charged with improper transport of a firearm. The passenger, 19, of Solon, was not charged.

Police investigate menacing

Aggravated menacing and public indecency occurred Sept. 24 in Solon, according to police reports.

At 4:16 p.m., an anonymous caller reported seeing a Selworthy Lane resident yelling at a man in his driveway, threatening the other then exposing himself to the other man before going into his home, according to the report.

Officers investigated the report and discovered the parties believed to be in the argument. The resident of Selworthy Lane, a 36-year-old male, stated that an unknown man came onto his property and told him he was driving too fast, and he felt it was threatening. The resident shoved the man and told him to leave his property, but denied exposing himself, according to the report.

The other man, 70, of Solon, reported he saw a speeding vehicle in his neighborhood and followed it. He did tell the driver to slow down, and then said he was immediately threatened.

The suspect pulled the front of his pants down, exposing himself, and said an elicit comment to the man, the report said.

No one was interested in pressing charges, police said, but residents in the neighborhood heard what happened and grew concerned. Later, additional witnesses provided accounts of what happened.

The case was referred to the city prosecutor, who recommended charges against the property owner who had allegedly exposed himself.

Firearms found in car

Improper handling of a firearm charges were given Sept. 29 in Solon.

At 2:23 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle with an expired license plate and window tint violation.

There was an odor of marijuana and the car was searched. A marijuana pipe and suspected marijuana residue was found, as well as a digital scale. A gun was also found under the driver’s seat and a second gun under the passenger’s seat. Both weapons were loaded pistols.

The driver, Kyla Austin, 21, of Warrensville Heights, was arrested and charged with improper handling of a firearm expired plates and window tint. Her passenger, Cordell Williams, 23, of Warrensville Heights, was charged with improper handling of a firearm, police said.

Man faces OVI charge

A Cleveland man was charged with drunken driving on Sept. 29 in Solon.

At 11:03 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle on SOM Center Road because it did not have a functional license plate light.

The officer noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. The driver had glassy and bloodshot eyes and he did not have a valid license. Poor performance was observed on field tests, police said, and he was arrested for OVI and refused a breath test.

Damion Houston, 38, was charged with OVI, driving without a license and license plate illumination, police said.

Welfare fraud alleged

A Cleveland woman faces charges of welfare fraud in connection with a Sept. 30 incident in Solon.

A Garfield Heights woman, 26, reported that, while at Marc’s, 62131 SOM Center Road, a suspect used her food stamp debit card account to make a purchase at the store. The victim stated that she still had the actual card. She received an alert, stating that her account had been debited $346, according to the report.

The victim was able to identify the suspect from surveillance video and told police she was a former friend. A warrant has been issued for Janecia Hunter, 28, for the charge of welfare fraud, police said.

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