Woman faces firearm charge

A Cleveland woman was charged by Solon police with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle May 9.

At 9:34 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Hawthorne Parkway for a lane violation and window tint.

A loaded handgun was found in the vehicle under the floorboard and the driver had no license, police said.

Destiny Hernandez, 19, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and no drivers license. She was also charged with drug paraphernalia connected to a scale found in the car, the report said.

Potential scam reported

On May 4, a Mayfield Road resident informed Gates Mills police that she received an unknown text from a person who stated they were interested in purchasing her home. Police advised her of a potential scam and to block the phone number, according to the report.

$2,500 withdrawn in scam

On May 7, a Cedar Road resident reported being a fraud victim to Gates Mills police. She reported that an email account was hacked that led to a withdrawal of $2,500 from her account, according to the report. The investigation is ongoing.

Break-in reported at hotel

On May 4, a 26-year-old man staying at Extended Stay South informed Orange police that two people broke into his room on the ground floor. He said that he saw a man likely in his 20s enter through the window and they startled each other, according to the report. The resident said that the man was with a young woman and they drove off in a dark colored car, the report states. Police were not able to locate a vehicle matching the description.

Teen wants to fight in parking lot

On Friday, Orange police responded to the parking lot of the Drury Inn at 4100 Orange Place Drive. A 17-year-old Cleveland Heights woman said that another woman drove up next to her, kicked and scratched her car and wanted to fight her, according to the report. The 18-year-old East Cleveland woman said that she did ask the other woman to fight but did not kick or scratch the car, the report states. Police advised that they would review the security footage in the area.

Man keeps rental car

On Friday, an employee of Avis Car Rental at 27900 Chagrin Blvd. met with Woodmere police to report an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The employee said that on March 20, a man rented a Kia Sorento with a Massachusetts license plate, according to the report. The car was supposed to be returned on March 27 but was not, the report states. Police said that numerous attempts to call and certified letters asking for the return of the vehicle have been unsuccessful or ignored.

Misdemeanor for falsification

On March 5, Woodmere police observed a vehicle driving eastbound in the turning lane on Chagrin Boulevard at 44 mph in a 25 mph zone. When stopped, the man gave the name and birthday of his brother, not his own, according to the report. The driver’s real name is Jessie March, 26, of Cleveland, the report states. Police said that Mr. March was cited for driving in marked lanes of traffic and a criminal misdemeanor citation for falsification pending a Bedford Municipal Court date.

Driver’s licenses left behind

A clerk at the BP gas station in Chagrin Falls turned over two driver’s licenses to police on May 4 and are still awaiting their owners.

The officer was unable to locate a phone number for one and left a message for the other. Neither has been retrieved. Contact police at 440-247-7321 for more information.

Anonymous notes on cars

On May 7, a local business employee called Chagrin Falls police to report damage to her vehicle in the plaza parking lot which she believed happened on May 1.

The owner also reported finding a handwritten note on her car stating, “Why not buy a less expensive, more efficient car and donate the difference to help the earth? From a concerned Earth-lover.”

The reporting party told police that the two incidents may be connected. Another car in the lot, a Subaru, also received a note which stated, “Hi! Really dig the sube. And Colorado is my favorite state, so I thought I’d leave a lil note. Hope your enjoying this sunny day! - fellow Forester driver.” 

Police are investigation.

Loud neighbor reported

On May 4, Chagrin Falls police received a noise complaint from Carriage Drive identifying a neighbor’s home as source of the racket which she described as loud slamming sounds.

Police asked the resident to keep it down, the reported stated.

Trespassers on school land

Trespassing on school and village property continued to be a problem for Chagrin Falls police last week.

On May 4, officer advised a number of people that they could not use the high school football field and on May 9 teenagers were reported to have taken down yellow tape on a North Main Street playground.

All were advised they could not be in play areas during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Miter saw missing

A construction worker reported on May 7 that a miter saw and air compressor were stolen from a North Street home currently under construction in Chagrin Falls.

He reported to village police that the owner of the home has since installed locks on the vacant home and asked crews secure the doors before leaving the job site.

Dogs on the lam

Dogs into mischief in three neighborhoods were reported to Chagrin Falls police list week.

On May 6, an Orchard Street caller reported her two light brown Labrador retrievers, a male and a female, had gotten loose. A subsequent search of the area was not successful but the officer said he would continue to keep an eye out for them.

Three hours later a surveyor working on Stanridge Drive called police to report two Labrador retrievers had just chased him. The dogs and their owner were reunited.

On May 7, a Church Street resident called Chagrin police to report yellow long haired dog and a small black and white dog were digging a hole in her backyard but were gone when the officer arrived.

A few minutes later, police were alerted again when the same two dogs returned to her yard. This time they were returned to their owner who was given a verbal warning about the “dogs at large” law.

Ditch ditches relationship

What was initially considered a suspicious incident was changed to a traffic crash after a car went into a ditch on Clark Road in Chardon on May 4, according to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department. The male passenger ran out of the ditch saying his girlfriend, who was driving the Toyota, was trying to hurt him, the report stated. The couple resolved the situation without incident.

Supplies reported stolen

Tractor Supply Company in Chardon reported that on May 4 a male made off with a pressure washer, tool set and a large vehicle battery totaling $500 worth of equipment, according to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department. The man was believed to be driving a Green Ford Mustang and was accompanied by another man, the report states.

Droppings make dog sick

Two Claridon Township residents settled a dispute over escaped chickens on May 5. According to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, a resident on Kile Road called dispatch and advised that his neighbor’s chickens kept coming onto his property and leaving droppings, which were then making his dog sick. A deputy spoke to the owner of the chickens, who was very apologetic and said she would put fencing and stakes in over the next few days to prevent this from happening again.

Suspicious visitors

A caller told the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department on May 6 that a van pulled into his driveway and two passengers in jumpsuits walked around his home and told him that they were there to paint his gas meter. The homeowner became concerned after he called his gas company and was informed that all service calls have been suspended due to COVID-19. According to the report, the caller told dispatch that the two males had no forms of identification. They left the property at the request of the homeowner.

Structure fire in Parkman

A house at 16154 Main Market Road in Parkman Township caught fire on May 8 with people upstairs, causing one unnamed resident to be transported to the hospital. The Geauga County Sheriff’s Department reported that everyone had been evacuated from the residence as well as the neighboring house, which was 10 yards away.

Potty-mouthed plumber

A county resident told the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department that a plumber called her an offensive name via text message. The sheriff’s report stated that the homeowner requested an estimate from the company. After the homeowner questioned the $1,400 estimate, the plumber replied with a text message calling her an offensive name. A deputy documented the incident and told the caller to report any other problems.

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