Boater capsizes in LaDue

Following a watercraft accident at LaDue Reservoir on May 2, a boater was taken to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, according to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department. The caller stated that the boat operator was about 200 yards from where the accident happened but his head, and the boat, remained above water. The boater was rescued without incident, deputies said.

Man charged with harassing woman

On April 27, Vincent Ingrassia, 25, of Mayfield Heights was charged and issued a summons of harassing communications to appear in Lyndhurst Municipal Court, according to the report. The charges stem from him refusing to end communication with a 20-year-old Gates Mills woman after repeated warnings, the report states. He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Car rolls over, driver safe

On April 30, Gates Mills police responded to a non-injury single car rollover accident on Old Mill Road. Roy Johnson, 76, of Bedford was driving east on Old Mill and failed to negotiate a curve in the road and struck a curb, causing his vehicle to roll over, according to the report. Mr. Johnson was evaluated by EMS and cited for failure to control his vehicle, the report states.

Parent, kids at US with BB gun

On April 27, Hunting Valley police were called to University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, for a report of people with guns, then the call got disconnected. The suspected individuals were a 37-year-old Shaker Heights woman and children, according to the report. The gun turned out to be a BB gun, the report states. Police said that the parties were removed from the parking lot and given a trespassing warning.

Driver hits utility pole

On April 28, a man was driving eastbound on South Woodland (Route 87) in Hunting Valley and was approaching a curve to the right when a deer entered the road. He swerved to avoid it, but the car traveled over the center line and struck a utility pole, according to the report. Cedric McMillon, 63, of Russell was cited for reasonable control, the report states.

Police respond to abuse report

On May 1, Orange police responded to a residence in the village for a report of physical abuse. The 31-year-old woman said that her husband was physically and financially abusing her, according to the report. The 34-year-old husband said that he was on the phone with a female friend when his wife became upset and started throwing items at him, including a coffee cup and a vase, the report states. He approached her to stop her from throwing things, according to the report.

Police said that the woman explained that she got upset because he may be cheating on her, and began throwing items to get her husband to stop approaching her in an “aggressive” manner. Both parties denied medical treatment and the prosecutor said that there was not enough evidence to pursue criminal charges, the report states. The man agreed to leave the residence for a few days.

Pedestrian hit by car

On May 2, a 49-year-old Pepper Pike man was jogging eastbound on South Woodland Road. Gregg Kassoff, 63, of Mayfield Heights was driving eastbound on Pinetree Road, according to the report. He stopped at the stop sign then proceeded through the intersection and struck the pedestrian, the report states. Police said that Mr. Kassoff was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian at an unmarked crosswalk. The runner was transported to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, the report states.

Man in stolen car

A Solon man was charged with receiving stolen property on May 2.

At 11:51 a.m., an officer on SOM Center Road ran a plate of a vehicle that was reported stolen from Cleveland.

Terrell Scott, 29, was charged with receiving stolen property and also given a ticket for no driver license, police said.

OVI charged filed

A Solon man was charged with drunken driving on May 2.

At 4:07 p.m., police observed a car driving left of center on SOM Center Road. Police activated their lights but the car did not stop until pulling into a driveway on Liberty Road.

The driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He submitted to a breath test which registered a 0.221 BAC.

Michael Dugan, 58, was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC and failure to comply, police said.

Fight ends in citations

Two women were cited for disorderly conduct on May 3 following a fight in Solon.

At 2:35 a.m., police responded to Homewood Suites, 6085 Enterprise Parkway, where a fight was reported in a room where a birthday party was being held.

Cited for disorderly conduct in the incident was Amanda Harris, 32, of Garfield Heights, and Cathrine Kibble, 23, of Cleveland, police said.

License reported missing

On April 30, a Chagrin Falls resident reported her license plate was missing from her vehicle but she was not sure where it came off, according to Chagrin Falls police.

The woman said she had been to Giant Eagle in Bainbridge and from there to Heinen’s which is where she notice her plate was gone.

If someone finds it, please contact Chagrin Falls police at 440-247-7321.

Unadvisable gatherings

Chagrin Falls police responded this week to two calls related to situation not advised under COVID-19 guidelines.

On April 27, police advised individuals that the playing fields at Chagrin Falls High School were closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Four young adults from Solon were asked to leave the high school football fields, according to the report.

On May 3, police received a call from a North Main Street resident who stated that Riverside Park was “full of people” who were not practicing social distancing and using the benches which had been cordoned off in response to the 6-foot physical distancing recommendation.

Jeep spotted again

On April 29, a North Cleveland Street resident complained to Chagrin Falls police that a white Jeep had been parked in the roadway for the past month.

The complainant said the owner of the vehicle had been cited before and demanded police investigate immediately. An officer spoke to the caller by phone.

Cat on ledge rescued

Chagrin Falls Fire Department responded to a report of a cat stuck on the fourth floor ledge of one of the Citadel condominium buildings on May 2.

Firefighters reported “everything went “purr-fect” after the successful rescue.

Neighbors complain about noise

Nice weather, last week, brought people outside from their indoor lockdown and with them came noise complaints from the neighbors.

On April 29, a West Carriage Driver resident complained of loud music coming from the car port area . Police responded and advised the individuals to keep the volume down.

On May 3, police received a complaint of drunken individuals on South Street paying loud music but police reported no intoxication or noise violations.

Collision on High Street

April 27, a Cleveland Heights woman was cited By Chagrin Falls police for failing to obey a traffic control device after failing to obey a stop sign on High Street at North Street resulting in a collision with a vehicle southbound on North Street.

There were no injuries. Ashanti Abshaw, 23, was scheduled to appear in Bedford Municipal Court on May 20.

Dog abuse investigated

A Munson Township resident told the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office that a man on Bass Lake road was attempting to run his dog to death on April 29. According to the Sheriff’s Report, the caller said the dog’s owner was repeatedly driving back and between Munson Elementary and Munson Township Park on Bass Lake Road as the dog chased the car. The caller said the owner has done this same thing to the dog several times before and had been doing it for two hours prior to the call. A sheriff’s deputy went to the scene but did not make an arrest.

Domestic complaint probed

After getting a ride home from a man she knew, an Auburn Township resident told Geauga County Sheriff’s Deputies that he had been aggressive toward her, not letting her out of the car and pulling a knife on her while in the vehicle on April 29, according to the report. The man then followed her up to her porch, where he talked with the caller for a brief time before placing his wallet on the porch banister and leaving, according to the Sheriff’s Report. No legal action has been taken.

Flatware reported stolen

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Department declared a Middlefield resident’s claims that his silverware had been stolen unfounded after he called to report the alleged theft on April 29. According to the report, the caller stated that the same neighbor who had stolen his horse the previous year had stolen his silverware and now he had nothing to use to eat. A deputy spoke to another neighbor, who said they tried to stay away from the caller. The deputy asked the caller’s apartment manager to check his surveillance cameras and tell them if he spots anything.

Narcan alleviates overdose

A Geauga County sheriff’s deputy administered Narcan to a 25-year-old Middlefield Township resident who reportedly overdosed on heroin in her bathroom on April 30, according to the report. Deputies said they located what appeared to be heroin, a scale and needles in the bedroom where the incident occurred. Deputies stated that the woman became more responsive when Narcan was administered.

Child found in street

A 2-year-old child apparently left unattended in the middle of Bridge Road in Middlefield Township was returned safely to his parents on May 1 after a man noticed the child in the road. He went to the nearest house to ask if the child lived there and received a positive response, the report stated. The father said that the child was playing with other young relatives and must have run down the driveway. The child’s father stated that he would keep a closer eye on his children, according to the report.

Deputy pursues reckless driver

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Department transported a driver to the emergency room after pursuing her speeding vehicle from Claridon Troy Road to Sperry Road on May 3. A deputy eventually pulled the driver over. The driver was not cooperative and deputies said she may need medical assistance.

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