On Feb. 12, residents of Mill Creek Lane and SOM Center Road reported unemployment fraud to Moreland Hills police, according to the report.
Theft from Sunoco gas station
On Feb. 13, three juvenile males ran away from New Directions on Chagrin Boulevard in Pepper Pike. They stole “puff” bars from the Sunoco gas station at Chagrin and SOM Center Road, according to Moreland Hills police. The employee who called police said that he was assaulted by the juveniles, the report states. Pepper Pike police said that the males were caught near the Orange schools campus and Hiram House Camp, they were transported to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital then returned to New Directions.
Welfare check in Gates Mills
On Feb. 8, an officer was checking on a man seen walking in the area of Wilson Mills Road and Chagrin River Road in Gates Mills. The man explained that he was walking to the Amazon facility in Euclid after being released from the hospital, according to the report. Police gave him a courtesy ride to Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills.
On Feb. 10, a 60-year-old Orangedale Road resident reported unemployment fraud to Orange police. She said that she never filed for unemployment and notified the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and her employer, the report states.
Residents report fraud
Two Chagrin Falls women reported identity theft attempts this week using unemployment claims and their personal information used in the attempted fraud.
The cases were reported separately on Feb. 9 and Feb. 12. In both instances, their employers were notified and the women have made the necessary notifications to cancel the claim and fraud alerts have been placed on credit reports.
Gas tank on empty
On Feb. 9, Chagrin Falls police officers responded to Solon Road in response to a report of a car blocking the roadway and found that the driver, a 17-year-old Chagrin Falls male, had run out of gas.
After officers assisted in moving the disabled vehicle out of the roadway, it was discovered the male was driving under suspension.
He was cited for driving under suspension and will appear in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court at a date yet to be determined.
On Feb. 9, a Gates Mills Boulevard resident reported that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name through her employer, the Cleveland Clinic, according to the report. On Feb. 11, a Gates Mills Estates resident also reported unemployment fraud, the report states. A fraud report was filed with Gates Mills police in each case.
Driver cited for speeding
On Feb. 13, Dreshaun Allie, 19, of Mayfield Heights was stopped for speeding at 64 mph in a 45 mph zone on Mayfield Road in Gates Mills and found to have an active traffic warrant with Strongsville police, the report states. Strongsville police were not able to pick up Mr. Allie but he was advised of the warrant, according to the report. Police said that he was cited for the speeding violation.
A 63-year-old Deer Run Drive resident reported unemployment fraud to Hunting Valley police on Feb. 12. He received a letter on Feb. 8 from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services about an attempt to get unemployment benefits using his name, the report states. The resident also reported the incident to the Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations, according to the report.
On Feb. 8, dispatch informed Orange police that Lakewood police had Antonio Taylor, 24, of Cleveland in custody, according to the report. Mr. Taylor had warrants with Orange police for failure to appear on two counts of resisting arrest, the report states. Orange police took custody of Mr. Taylor from Lakewood police and he was transported to the Bedford jail.
RTA bus stuck on side of road
On Feb. 1, an RTA bus traveling southbound on SOM Center Road tried to turn around on a private street and got stuck, according to the Pepper Pike police report.
Woman faces OVI charge
On Feb. 9, a Chagrin Falls police officer conducted a traffic stop of a driver. Arrested was 61-year old Chagrin Falls resident Denise K. Derbyshire who refused a breath analysis test, according to the police report. She was issued a citation for OVI and traffic lane violations.
She had an initial Bedford Municipal Court appearance on Feb. 12.
Car with keys stolen
Sometime overnight on Feb. 11, a 2013 Hyundai was stolen from a West Washington Street address. Chagrin Falls police reported that the keys were left in the vehicle along with credit cards and other valuables.
Investigation is continuing and as of this writing, the car has not yet been recovered.
Police note that this is the 11th car theft in Chagrin Falls over the past 12 months and remind drivers to remove keys and lock their cars.
Owner finds dents, scratches
A 22-year-old Auburn Township woman reported finding damage, including dents and scratches, on her car after arriving home from a trip to Chagrin Falls on Feb. 13, according to a police report.
She suspected the damage occurred while her car was parked in the shopping plaza. Chagrin Falls police took her report and documented the damage.
Man faces weapons charge
A Cleveland man was charged with a weapons offense Feb. 13 in Solon.
At 12:38 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Liberty Road for window tint and no visible plate. The driver was found to have a suspended license and a traffic warrant with Middleburg Heights. An inventory of the vehicle revealed a loaded, stolen 10 mm handgun under some clothes in the back seat, police said.
Jourtae Walker, 37, was charged with felony crimes of weapons under disability, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. He also received a traffic citation for window tint and driving under suspension, police said.
Man charged in car theft
A Cleveland man was charged by Solon police with receiving stolen property Feb. 15.
At 11:14 a.m., police observed a stationary vehicle on Aurora Road. A stolen black car reported from Shaker Heights police was found at the location as a man was exiting the driver’s seat, according to the report.
Trevon Patterson, 25, was charged with receiving stolen property, police said.
Assault reported at group home
On Feb. 13, an employee at a group home in Orange Village for people with disabilities, reported an assault between another employee and a 43-year-old resident. The altercation began while the resident was eating a snack and the employee took his plate away, then he slapped her hand and the employee slapped his hand, the report states. The resident poured the remainder of his food on the employee and then she poured a glass of water on him, according to police. The resident allegedly hit and kicked her before another employee came to intervene, the report states.
Barking dog reported
On Feb. 2, a resident on Hunting Hollow Drive reported a barking dog, according to Pepper Pike police.
On Feb. 6, a Pepper Pike resident received a scam call from someone who tried to access her home computer and advised her that there would be a $300 charge, the report states. She was advised by a friend to hang up and she did not lose any money, police said.
$4,000 worth of tools stolen
On Feb. 8, contractors said that more than $4,000 worth of tools were stolen out of their trailer on SOM Center Road in Pepper Pike, the report states. They said that the lock had been cut off their trailer and 13 items were taken, police said.
Suspicious activity reports
Residents reported suspicious activity on Jan. 17, Feb. 8 and Feb. 10 in Pepper Pike. A man was seen walking near houses on Fairmount Boulevard, Gates Mills Boulevard and Cedarwood Road, according to reports. Police suspect that the man is looking for items to steal.
Runaway from New Directions
A juvenile male ran away from New Directions on Chagrin Boulevard in Pepper Pike on Feb. 9, according to the report. He was located near Heinen’s at Lander Circle and returned to the facility.