Man cited for failure to control
On June 23, Daniel Meditz, 33, of Mentor was driving northbound on Chagrin River Road near Riverview Road in Gates Mills when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Police said that he drove off the right side, striking a guardrail and a street sign. Mr. Meditz was cited for failure to control, according to the report.
Woman faces OVI charges
A Georgia woman was charged with drunken driving on June 24 by Solon police.
At 1:44 a.m., an officer on patrol spotted a car partially in a drive on Harper Road and partially in the roadway. The driver got out with her hands in the air and acted suspicious, the report said.
There was an odor of alcohol and the driver could not understand instructions to perform field sobriety tests. At the station, she refused a breath test, police said.
Keiscia Hurt, 36, was cited for OVI, police said.
Identity theft reported
On June 25, an Old Mill Road resident filed a police report of identity theft with Gates Mills police. An unknown person fraudulently opened up two credit card accounts in the complainant’s name, according to the report.
Trump signs taken
A Russell Township resident on Silver Creek Drive called police on June 24 to report that two President Donald Trump re-election signs were stolen overnight. The resident said he wanted to document the incident. The signs were valued at $12 each, according to the report.
Driver does “donuts” in lot
On June 26, a school principal at University School called Hunting Valley police due to squealing tire sounds in the student parking lot. Police said that a driver was doing donuts in the parking lot, according to the report.
Trump signs tarnished
On June 24, a Russell Township caller reported to police that two of his Trump campaign signs had been damaged at his home on Hillbrook Lane and asked for advice. An officer advised the resident that the department has been receiving similar reports and suggested that he install a security camera aimed at the signs.
Driver topples pole at Pinecrest
On June 22, a 41-year-old Mentor man advised Orange Village police that a tractor-trailer driver backed into a light pole and knocked it over then left the scene southbound on Orange Place Drive. Police stopped the truck on the Interstate 271 southbound entrance ramp from Harvard Road, according to the report. The officer obtained the driver’s information and the cost to repair the pole is unknown at this time, the report states.
Incident leads to arrest
A road rage incident resulted in the arrest of a Solon man on June 25, according to Solon police.
At 2:31 p.m., an officer on patrol saw a man jump out of his car and punch the window of another car on Cochran Road. It was determined to be a road rage incident, the report said.
Cited for disorderly conduct was Richard Sullivan, 66.
Teen caught waiting for delivery
On June 25, a Fairview Road resident contacted Orange Village police for a suspicious person. He said that a young man was on his property and was squatting down in an attempt to hide, according to the report. The resident said that his wife’s credit card information was recently stolen and several purchases were made, including a pair of shoes that were to be delivered to his address that day, the report states. The 16-year-old who was hiding on the street admitted to accessing the credit card information through a Snapchat story and purchasing the shoes, police said. He was taken into police custody for trespassing and possible theft, the report states.
Bicycle found in Falls
On June 22, a resident of East Cottage Street in Chagrin Falls found a bicycle propped against a utility pole and took it to the police station where it will remain until its owner can identify it
For information, call police at 440-247-5036.
Theft at Woodmere store
On June 24, Woodmere police responded to CVS at 28100 Chagrin Blvd. for a theft in progress. Officers spoke with the complainant, who said that a man was stealing hair products by placing all the products in his sweatshirt, according to the report. The man was no longer present when police arrived. The complainant said that the man got onto the RTA bus Route 05, the report states. The manager said that he did not want to pursue charges if the man was found, according to the report. It is unknown how much merchandise was taken.
Man reports invasion of privacy
On June 26, a 55-year-old Pike Drive resident reported an invasion of privacy to Orange Village police. He said that his neighbor has a surveillance camera on the outside of her residence that is focused on his bedroom window and backyard, according to the report. Police later made contact with the neighbor who has the cameras outside her house and officers determined that the location of the cameras did not invade the man’s privacy, the report states.
Mother says daughter missing
A Chagrin Falls woman contacted police on June 23 after her daughter left the home following an argument and could not be immediately located.
Various safety agencies and authorities in nearby communities were contacted and the girl was found safe and returned to her mother.
Dogs bite dogs, man
An Orchard Street resident in Chagrin Falls was walking her three dogs on June 24 when they pulled away from her and attacked two dogs being walked by a Miles Road man.
The man and his dogs suffered bites, according to Chagrin Falls police.
Police said the dog owner will receive a summons to appear in Bedford Municipal Court.
Ring lost or stolen?
On June 25, a Hamlet Village resident reported to Chagrin Falls police a missing ring, but it is unknown whether the item was lost or stolen.
Police took her report and will follow up.
Teens accused of trespassing
A custodian at Chagrin Falls High School heard footsteps on the roof on June 25 and called police. Officers said they found four female juveniles who attempted to flee.
The girls, two from Chagrin Falls and two from South Russell, were turned over to their parents at the scene.
All will be cited for trespassing in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.
Unused line reported
After receiving two 911 calls from the same number, Russell Township Police Department officers met with residents at a house on Stillwater Drive on June 22, according to police reports. The owner stated that there is a line on her property that was no longer in use, and agreed to have Windstream disconnect it.
Debris in driveway
According to the Russell Township police report, an officer worked with the fire department to remove a tree and wires that were downed and blocking the driveway at a residence on Chagrin Mills Road on June 23.
Deaf dog found
On June 23, a Russell Township caller reporter that her deaf, 60-pound white pit bull mix got loose from her County Line Road residence. According to the report, the dog was located 45 minutes later.
Sign shenanigans sighted
A caller reported to Russell Township police on June 25 that he saw someone removing political signs near the corner of Hillbrook Lane and Kinsman Road. According to the report, the driver stopped and confronted the person who was allegedly removing the signs and recorded the license plate number. Russell police took down a report.
Rock residue reported
A Retriever Run resident called Russell Township police on June 25 to request special attention to the area after juveniles hanging out at a nearby property that she is trying to sell apparently defecated on a large rock and jammed a mountain dew can into it, according to the report. She reported that the children had spray painted the rock.
Cat burglars or plump raccoons?
A possible burglary on Watt Road in Russell Township on June 25 turned out to be the work of two very fat raccoons, according to township police. A neighbor reported hearing noise coming from the address that sounded like a possible burglary. Officers on the scene reported two very fat raccoons that looked at him and then jumped off the deck. After breaking a vase and scattering plant residue across the deck, the pair ran into the forest.