Political signs missing
On Aug. 17, a Gates Mills police officer responded to Dorchester Road regarding political signs for both presidential candidates that were removed from two houses on that street. Homeowners said the signs were removed overnight, according to the report.
Employee reports threat
On Aug. 17, a 23-year-old Garfield Heights woman filed a report with Orange police for an incident that occurred at Firebirds, 211 Park Ave. at Pinecrest. She was working as a server and a 21-year-old Shaker Heights woman recognized her and threatened her, according to the report. The server obtained a civil stalking protection order against the woman at the bar for prior incidents and the woman was escorted off the property, police said. The Shaker Heights woman does not like the server because the server dated her ex-boyfriend, the report states. The server was advised to call Pinecrest security if she feels unsafe walking to her car.
Citation for speeding, recklessness
On Aug. 18, Joseph Abazia, 27, of Mayfield Heights was stopped on Mayfield Road for driving 82 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to the report. Police said that Mr. Abazia was cited for speed and reckless operation and will appear in Lyndhurst Municipal Court.
Residents report gunshot
On Aug. 19, two residents of Emery Road in Orange Village reported hearing shots fired. Police found a 0.40 caliber shell casing in the driveway of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 27250 Emery Road, according to the report. One resident said that she heard one shot discharged then heard a car leave the area abruptly, the report states. Police said that they did not find additional evidence or suspicious activity. They contacted local hospitals to see if there was a patient with a gunshot wound but did not find anyone.
Package reported missing
On Aug. 21, a resident of Murwood Lane reported theft to Moreland Hills police. She said that a package was delivered to her house but it is no longer there, according to the report. After the package was delivered, she said a man in his 20s or 30s came door-to-door for a pest control company riding a hoverboard, the report states. The resident saw the man head toward Chagrin Boulevard.
Burglar takes sparkling cider
On Aug. 21, a 66-year-old resident of Murcott Circle reported a burglary to Orange police. She was alone in her bedroom when she heard footsteps and assumed that her husband was home, the report states. She saw an unknown man in his mid-20s enter a black sedan. She saw that he was carrying a bottle of sparkling apple cider and the same bottle was missing from her refrigerator, the report states. Nothing else in the house seemed to be missing or disturbed.
Women accused of leaving scene
On Aug. 22, Orange police responded to the area of Brainard and Jackson roads for a hit-skip accident. A Honda Civic was still at the scene and a Nissan Sentra was stopped on Lander Road. The female occupants of the Nissan advised that they left the scene because the male occupants of the other car were shooting at them, according to the report. The driver of the Nissan, Navielle Gales, 18, of Richmond Heights said that she got into a fight with her cousin, who was in the Honda, the report states.
All parties were eating at Chipotle at Legacy Village at the time and they left the scene. The parties told police that occupants of each car were shooting at the other car on the Interstate 271 exit ramp. Police found no evidence that shots were fired. A Glock, two empty magazines and an iPhone were found in the Nissan and a knife was found in the Honda, the report states. Police said that Ms. Gales was cited for assured clear distance ahead and for leaving the scene of an accident.
Trump sign stolen
On Aug. 23, a 64-year-old Smithfield Road resident reported theft to Orange police. He said that his “Vote for Trump 2020” sign is gone and the flagpole that it was hanging from is no longer standing, according to the report. He said that he will replace the sign but asked the police to give the area special attention because the new sign will also be a target, the report states.
Theft at Solon business
Solon police have issued warrants for the arrest of two individuals connected with a theft from a city business Aug. 19.
At 9:42 a.m., police responded to Bed Bath & Beyond, 6025 Kruse Drive, for the report of a male and female who exited the store with about $300 worth of items.
The license plate was obtained for the vehicle through investigation by detectives.
An active theft warrant has been issued for the arrest of Hardip Purewal, 39, of Maple Heights, and Victoria Gundich, 30, of Cleveland, faces charges of complicity to theft, police said.
Vehicle reported missing
Theft of a motor vehicle was reported Aug. 19 in Solon.
At 9:33 a.m., the manager at Davis Automotive, 6133 Kruse Drive, reported the theft of a 2020 Landrover SUV from early July. A video shows a female suspect park a vehicle then enter the stolen one.
The department’s detective bureau is investigating.
Man faces firearm charge
A Cleveland man faces charges in Solon for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle Aug. 20.
At 10:51 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on the Route 422 freeway for having no display of a license plate. The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license and loaded pistol in the car.
Arrested for the felony four improper handling charge was Jordan Leslie, 29, of Cleveland.
Car has unreadable tag
A Cleveland man is being charged in connection with an Aug. 20 incident in Solon.
At 3:20 p.m., police stopped a car on Aurora Road for an unreadable temporary tag. Police said there was also a loaded pistol in the car and the driver did not have a Concealed Carry Weapon permit.
Ronald Jefferson, 29, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree.
Man accused of hitting wife
A Solon man was charged with domestic violence Aug. 20.
At 9 p.m., Solon police responded to Cannon Road for the report of a female victim, 42, being struck in the face during an argument.
Her husband, 50, of Solon, was charged with domestic violence in the incident.
Calls go unanswered
On Aug. 21, a male contacted the Chagrin Falls police station to report his 13-year-old twin sons were staying with their mother who resides on North Street but he had been unable to reach them by phone or texts and messages had gone un-returned.
He said the message he left stated he would contact police if he did not hear back from them. Officers visited the home but were unable to contact anyone there.