Theft from cars in Chagrin Falls

Chagrin Falls police reported three weekend incidents involving theft of a vehicle and items from inside an unlocked car.

On July 17, at about 10 p.m., a South Main Street woman reported seeing a man going through her car while it was parked in the driveway.

She reported that the male ran as she approached. Chagrin Falls police searched the area, using a K9 unit and mutual aid agencies as an assist, with negative results.

Twenty minutes later, a person fitting the description given by the woman, was seen attempting to flag down vehicles on Chagrin Boulevard at Bentleyville Road.

The sighting was reported to Chagrin Valley Dispatch.

A resident reported his vehicle stolen from the driveway of his Chagrin Boulevard home on July 17 around 6 p.m. but did not report the incident until July 19, Chagrin Falls police reported.

The vehicle was unlocked, with key inside.

The following day, July 18, a South Main Street resident reported he believed someone had entered his car the night prior and stole credit cards from his wallet.

The credit cards were then used at a gas station in Moreland Hills, police said.

All three incidents remain under investigation. Chagrin Falls Police Chief Amber Dacek reminded residents to lock their vehicles at all times and remove keys and valuables from inside.

Man charged in motor accident

On July 10, a woman came into the Bainbridge police station saying she was struck from behind by another vehicle while driving westbound on East Washington Street at Snyder Road. She told police that she pulled over thinking the other driver would do the same, but he did not, according to the report. She was able to get the driver’s license plate number, and officers contacted the owner of the vehicle, who stated that it was driven by someone else, and that the driver would be on his way to file a report, the report states.

Upon arriving at the station, Alexander Milner, 22, of Auburn Township admitted to police that he had come to an abrupt stop while driving. He said he was checking his hair for work in the mirror and told police that he didn’t stop because he was worried about money and being late for work, according to the report.

Police charged Mr. Milner with assured clear distance ahead and leaving the scene of an accident.

Woman cited in crash

Bainbridge police responded to a crash at the intersection of Chillicothe Road (Route 306) and Lake in the Woods Trail on July 15 at about 4 p.m.

A vehicle was traveling northbound on Route 306 when another vehicle was coming off Lake in the Woods to turn into the southbound lane when the collision occurred, according to the report. Police said the 21-year-old driver of the northbound vehicle was transported to Hillcrest Hospital by the Russell Township Fire Department.

Police cited Lisa Persichetti, 55, of Auburn Township, driver of the southbound vehicle, for failure to turn left at an intersection.

Two cited in theft at Target

On July 18, Bainbridge police responded to a theft report from Target, 18855 N. Market Place Drive, at about 8:30 p.m.

An employee called police stating they witnessed a man cutting and opening cell phone packages with a knife and that he was with a woman sitting in a vehicle at the front of the store, according to the report. Upon arrival, officers stopped the woman coming up to the store and the male leaving the store and found a phone he had hidden on his person. The male admitted to stealing the phone, according to the report.

Upon searching the man, officers found a pocket knife reportedly used for opening the packages and folded paper bindles that contained a yellow-brown powder, which the male said could be “ice,” slang for crystal methamphetamine, the report states.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a supposed marijuana bowl, six needles, a metal spoon and several cotton swabs that the female told officers belonged to her.

Police charged Christopher Bibey, 39, of Akron with theft in the amount of about $303 and possession of criminal tools. Police also charged Amanda Gray, 27, of Akron with possession of drug abuse instruments. Both were transported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office. Additional drug charges may be pending upon lab results of the yellow-brown substance.

Man leaves hospital with IV in arm

On July 14, Gates Mills police responded to a Battles Road residence to check the welfare of the resident who prematurely and voluntarily left Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital with an IV in his arm. The man had removed the IV prior to officer arrival and seemed OK, according to the report. The hospital was advised of his status.

Man causes disturbance

On July 16, Gates Mills police assisted Mayfield Heights police at St. Francis of Assisi Church with a man on foot who was just escorted from Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital for causing a disturbance. The 48-year-old man of Mayfield Heights was given a courtesy ride at his request into Geauga County by Mayfield Heights police, according to the report.

Tree falls on car

On July 19, a Parma Heights woman was driving eastbound on Mayfield Road near Carpenter Road in Gates Mills when a tree came down on the hood of her car. The woman was not injured and the roadway was cleaned up by the Service Department, according to the report.

Police respond to group home

On July 15, Orange police responded to the REM group home on East Woodcrest Drive for a suicidal woman. The 41-year-old resident refused to set the dinner table, became angry with staff and said she wanted to commit suicide, according to the report. The woman was transported to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center for an evaluation, the report states.

Officer administers Narcan

On July 15, a Bainbridge officer administered Narcan to a male who called dispatch to report he had overdosed at about 2:50 p.m.

The phone dropped while the male was on the line and officers could hear him taking breaths before his breathing stopped. Upon arrival, officers found the 28-year-old Bainbridge male to be unresponsive until Officer Dominic DiSanto gave him Narcan, which woke him up. The male was transported to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. Possible charges are pending for possession.

Political signs tampered

Bainbridge police said as of July 20, they have received four reports of Joe Biden signs being stolen, two in Lake Lucerne and two in Pilgrim Village, and one Donald Trump sign being defaced over the past week. Police said they have not caught anyone responsible for the thefts or vandalism, but the matter is under investigation.

Trump signs stolen

On July 14, a 33-year-old Beechmont Trail resident reported theft and trespassing to Orange police. The man said that he put a Trump election sign in his front yard on July 1 and it was missing the same day, according to the report. The resident put two more signs out on July 8 and they were missing on July 14, the report states. Police said the total value of the missing signs is $62. On July 16, a 71-year-old Lander Road resident reported two Trump signs stolen from his front yard, according to the report. He also told police that an unknown man yelled a swear word at him on July 13, the report states.

Harassing messages reported

A Chagrin Falls woman came into the police station on July 13 to report possible harassing text messages being sent to her and other members of her family.

The messages were not threatening in nature, but she told officers she felt they were odd due to other issues being dealt with by her family.

She was advised to report additional messages and to block the number.

Fraud at Drury Hotel

On July 16, Orange police responded to the Drury Hotel at 4100 Orange Place Drive for a theft report. A 41-year-old Cleveland woman and a 44-year-old Garfield Heights man extended their stay in the hotel six times with a credit card on file, according to the report. The Mastercard was charged $914 and there was a remaining balance of $207 to be paid, the report states. The manager received an email from a Livingston, Texas resident who said that her boss saw a fraudulent charge on her work account, according to the report.

The woman staying in the hotel advised that she and the Garfield Heights man are staying there while a construction company works on their home and the construction company was supposed to pay for their extended stay, the report states. They vacated the room because they could not provide alternate payment and the case was forwarded to the detective for further review, police said.

Man cited for stolen property

On July 14, Orange police stopped a car at Orange Place Drive and Park Avenue because the license plate was entered as stolen. The driver, Nathaniel Rivers, 24, of Cleveland said that he bought the car the day before, was unaware that the license plate was stolen and asked the seller to put a license plate on it before he drove it, the report states. Mr. Rivers was issued a misdemeanor citation for receiving stolen property and a traffic citation for fictitious plates, according to the report. Police said that he has a Bedford Municipal Court date on Aug. 14.

Akron man faces charges

An Akron man was charged with drunken driving on July 15 by Solon police.

At 6:57 a.m., police said a car struck another vehicle on Solon Road and left the scene. The driver then struck a light pole, the report said.

The driver was falling to the ground and appeared to be intoxicated, police said. He could not perform field sobriety tests. At the station, he submitted to a breath test which registered a .260 BAC.

Blake Townsend, 29, was cited for OVI, prohibited BAC, assured clear distance, reckless operation and stopping after an accident, police said.

Crash leads to arrest

A Chagrin Falls woman was charged with drunken driving on July 15 by Solon police.

At 4:57 p.m., police received a call of a car involved in a crash on SOM Center Road.

The driver was acting incoherent and failed field sobriety tests, police said.

At the station, she submitted to a breath test which registered a .001 percent BAC. A urine test is pending.

Meghan Cook, 35, was cited for OVI, police said.

Man arrested for voyeurism

Bainbridge police arrested a man for voyeurism in a July 6 incident.

Police received a call from Walmart at the Marketplace at Four Corners that a man was videotaping women beneath their dresses. Upon officer arrival, witnesses said the man had since left the store and had gone to Marshalls, according to the report, and stated that they had seen the man leaning over and sticking his phone under a woman’s skirt and alerted Walmart staff. Officers reviewed video from Walmart and located the male who admitted to “upskirting.”

Police arrested D’Angelo Al-Amin Foreman-Greer, 20, of Twinsburg and charged him with a first-degree misdemeanor of voyeurism. Police also charged him with possession of a criminal tool, his phone for using it to videotape women.

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