Clothing reported stolen

A woman contacted Chagrin Falls police from her mother’s residence on Pheasant Run on Nov. 16 to report clothing items had been stolen.

She valued them at around $225. The complaint is under investigation.

Woman bilked in scam

A man called Chagrin Falls police on Nov. 17 to report his elderly mother suffered a financial loss of $879 from a computer scam in July.

His information on the incident was taken and forwarded to the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs.

Intruders slash tires

An Elm Court Resident called Chagrin Falls police, Nov. 18, to report her doorbell camera had caught someone entering her vehicle at 3:40 a.m.

The only thing taken from the vehicle was a garage door opener, as there were no other items of value inside, she told police. While on this call, officers learned that one other vehicle on the street had been entered and two had been damaged. The two damaged vehicles had punctured or slashed tires.

Sweater stolen off rack

On Nov. 18, a shoplifting incident was reported to Chagrin Falls police byan employee at the Geiger’s sporting goods store in the Chagrin Falls Shopping plaza.

Taken was a $200 ski sweater. A security camera showed a male hanging up an empty hanger and placing the sweater under his jacket then walking out of the store.

The suspect is described as in his 50s and about 5-feet-11, according to the report.

Reported illegal entry probed

On Nov. 21, a Nob Hill resident reported that she suspected two males had entered her apartment and she was afraid that they would come back. The situation is under investigation by Chagrin Falls police.

Fire set in woods

Chagrin Falls police and fire departments were dispatched to the woods between the 6000 Nob Hill building and the Citadel condominiums buildings on Nov. 20 on a report from a caller who said two juveniles had left a fire burning and it had spread.

Firefighters were able to put it out. The case is under investigation.

Police probe computer scam

A Pheasant Run resident called Chagrin Falls police on Nov. 18 to report she received a phone call where she was told that her computer had been hacked and was advised to send money via the Zelle digital payment network to have it fixed.

The resident recognized that the money transfer was likely a scam and contacted her bank and credit card companies.

Police are investigating the source of the call.

Frontline vacation watches

The Chagrin Falls Police Department is now using Frontline Public Safety Solutions, an online portal, to provide residents with an additional way to request vacation watches and overnight parking permissions, Chief Amber Dacek announced this week.

“The portal will also allow residents to register their pet and bikes with the department so, if found, they can be returned home safely,” she said. 

The online portal is available through the village website, or directly at The online portal can be reached through any cell phone, tablet or computer with Internet access. 

Driver cited for fictitious plates

On Nov. 18, Orange police observed a driver on Brainard Road who was not wearing his seatbelt and the license plates did not match the vehicle. Marlan Thomas, 24, of Shaker Heights was cited for seatbelt and fictitious plates, according to the report. Police found marijuana in the vehicle and it was towed. Mr. Thomas has a Bedford Municipal Court date on Dec. 16, the report states.

Alleged drug activity at hotel

On Nov. 19, Orange police responded to Extended Stay South at 3820 Orange Place Drive in reference to drug abuse. The front desk clerk said that there has been suspected drug activity in several rooms for three days, according to the report. Both rooms were vacant but police found empty needles and cut straws in one room, the report states. Two people were observed leaving the hotel and they were apprehended at Pinecrest.

Geneva Sandel, 22, of Sheffield Village had a misdemeanor warrant from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, police said, but dispatch advised to release her. Joshua Bragg, 29, of Lakewood had a felony warrant for parole violation and several misdemeanor warrants, according to the report. He began to hurt himself while he was being handcuffed. Mr. Bragg was transported to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, the report states.

Woman cited for speeding

On Nov. 21, Orange police observed a car traveling at 54 mph in a 35 mph zone on Brainard Road. Morgan Pollard, 27, of Bedford Heights pulled over on Brainard in Solon, according to the report. She said that she was speeding to get home to her baby who had a fever, the report states. Police said that Ms. Pollard was cited for speed and failure to reinstate. She has a Bedford Municipal Court date on Dec. 1.

Man sleeping in parking garage

On Nov. 23, Orange police were patrolling the Pinecrest parking garage. An officer found a 30-year-old Garfield Heights man sleeping on the third-floor bridge that connects that parking garage to 200 Park Ave., according to the report. There is an active trespassing order against the man from Silverspot Cinema, the report states. He was advised of the order and escorted off the property.

Driver cited for brake lights

On Nov. 20, Woodmere police stopped a vehicle on Chagrin Blvd. westbound that only had one working brake light and passed another vehicle on the right side. Troy McClellan, 58, of Cleveland had two active warrants and multiple open suspensions, according to the report. Police found marijuana in his pocket, the report states. Police said that Mr. McClellan was cited for two brake lights required and driving under suspension noncompliance. He was given a Bedford Municipal Court date.

Business reports stolen sign

Simply Greek, 33700 Aurora Road reported to Solon police that a sign was stolen from the lawn in front of the businesses sometime between Nov. 14 and 17, police said.

Two charged in traffic stop

Two Cleveland men were charged in a Nov. 17 traffic stop.

At about 1:30 p.m., a Solon officer stopped a vehicle on Aurora Road for speeding and illegal window tint. The driver, Davonte Little, 25, refused to exit the vehicle, according to the report, and the passenger, D’Mario Little, 28, refused to identify himself.

While searching the vehicle, officers discovered a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun. Police charged both men with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and obstructing official business.

Groceries, purse missing

A 77-year-old Aurora woman reported to Solon police on Nov. 18 that she may have accidentally loaded her groceries and purse into someone else’s trunk, according to a police report. Her purse and groceries were not recovered, the report states.

Man arrested for stolen car

Solon police arrested a Bedford Heights man for theft.

On Nov. 18 at about 10:50 p.m., an automatic license plate reader alerted Solon officers to a vehicle that was entered into the system as stolen.

An officer located the stolen Nissan Rogue parked at Park East Apartments with two occupants still inside. The driver, Dontez Colvin, 29, was arrested for receiving stolen property. The passenger was released without charge.

Three charged with theft

On Nov. 19 at about 3:50 p.m., Solon officers responded to a shoplifting call at Giant Eagle Market District, 34310 Aurora Road.

Officers located three suspects nearby, who were still in possession of the stolen merchandise, according to the report, including several grocery items and a bottle of vodka. Police charged Marie Ali, 19, of Cleveland, and Carlyn Wilson, 26, of Cleveland, with theft and Dominic Teal, 19, of Bedford, with complicity to commit theft.

Woman cited in crash

On Nov. 9, a car was traveling at excessive speed on Interstate 271 northbound in Pepper Pike and struck two cars while trying to pass on the right side, according to the report. Casey Milton, 19, of Cleveland was cited for failure to reinstate, passing to the right and reckless operation, the report states.

Women charged with theft

On Nov. 20, Solon officers responded to a shoplifting call at about 1:27 p.m. at Giant Eagle Market District, 34310 Aurora Road. Two Cleveland women were reported to have loaded a cart with groceries and scanned only a few items, according to the report. The groceries totaled about $353. Police charged Ernestine Johnson, 30, and Carolyn Ware, 18, with theft.

Women report lock-in

On Nov. 15, a woman called Chagrin Falls police to report she and her mother were locked in an upstairs bedroom after hearing what sounded like someone trying to break into a downstairs door.

Police arrived with the K-9 unit to discover an open door, made entry to find the interior checked OK and no intruders inside.

They resecured the door which had blown open with the strong winds that day.

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