Male charged in rape incident

A woman called Bainbridge police on Oct. 11 to report a rape. The resident of Medina Street said the male was on top of her and he left on foot. She knew the subject, she said. Police found the suspect at Woodland and Elyria streets. Police charged Bacardi Gray, 28, of Bainbridge in the incident. He is in the Geauga County Sheriff’s jail, according to the report.

Street signs found in Dumpster

A batch of street signs from Portage County were found in the Valley Lutheran Church Dumpster on Oct. 7, as reported to Chagrin Falls police.

The party who put them there has not been identified, and the signs were returned to Portage County, according to the report.

Five-car accident on highway

Five cars were involved in an accident on Interstate 271 in Pepper Pike on Oct. 8. As traffic slowed, Lisa Vandervort, 22, of Lakewood struck a car in front of her, according to the report. This initial accident caused three other cars to be rear-ended. Ms. Vandervort was cited for assured clear distance ahead, the report states.

Man plays accordion for money

A Bainbridge police officer on Oct. 11 observed a family sitting next to a vehicle at the Marketplace Shopping Center. A male was playing an accordion with a sign asking for money, according to the report. He was advised by the officer that he was not permitted to ask for money. They were asked to leave.

Officer responds to package mystery

On Oct. 8, a Gates Mills Estates resident requested to speak to a Gates Mills officer regarding a package that was left inside her house by a delivery service while she was sleeping. After discussing the incident, the resident remembered that she brought the package inside her house earlier in the day, according to the report.

Police pursue pumpkin bandits

Six, 16- and 17-year-old pumpkin thieves were charged with theft and criminal trespassing in Chagrin Falls on Oct. 8 after police stopped their vehicle on Falls Road for a traffic violation.

The juveniles and pumpkins were returned to the police station. The pumpkins were stored, and the teens were held for their parents.

Included in the round-up was the 16-year-old driver from Moreland Hills along with three 16-year-old females from Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls and South Russell, one 16-year-old male from South Russell and one 17-year-old male from Chagrin Falls.

One individual was issued a warning for shining a light in the eyes of the pursuing officer, according to the report.

Police said the youths admitted to taking the pumpkins from nine Chagrin Falls residences and one in Bentleyville. Some of the victims had filed formal complaints, leading to the charges, according to the report.

A Cuyahoga County juvenile court date has not yet been set. As of Monday, a pumpkin was returned to one of the victims.

Gas station reports homeless woman

The Speedway gas station in Bainbridge reported to Bainbridge police last week on two different occasions that a homeless woman kept coming to the station on Aurora Road (Route 43). On one day, she had a black suitcase and she was told she could not bring it into the store, according to the report. She was reportedly begging for money and a ride. Police told her to leave the property, and she declined social services, according to the police report.

Girls reportedly sell kittens

Two pre-teen girls were reportedly selling kittens from a laundry basket in downtown Chagrin Falls on Oct. 9. They were last seen heading in the direction of the shopping plaza, according to Chagrin Falls police.

Woman cited for tailgating

On Oct. 8, a car was at the stop sign on Lander Road northbound at the Gates Mills traffic circle in Pepper Pike. It was struck by the car behind it, according to a Pepper Pike police report. Dana Fort, 58, of Aurora was cited for assured clear distance ahead, the report states.

Stone dropping reported

Russell police were dispatched on Oct. 4 for a report of stones dropping off of a trailer pulled by a white truck on Kinsman Road (Route 87) in the area of Clydesdale Trail. Upon arrival, officers checked the area and could not locate the vehicle. Hunting Valley Police Department were notified, but they also could not find the truck. The person who made the report went to Russell police to report his windshield had a crack from one of the stones, according to the report.

Pedestrian walks to Chester

On Oct. 7, Gates Mills police checked on a pedestrian walking on Mayfield Road near County Line Road. The 44-year-old male from Cleveland was walking to his workplace in Chester and was given a courtesy ride, according to the report.

Police respond to threat complaint

On Oct. 8, Orange police responded to a residence on West Ash Lane for a threat complaint. The resident said that his mistress made a threatening comment toward him while they were at his place of employment in Concord, according to the report. He said that he was scared for his safety, and police advised him to file a report with Concord police, the report states. Orange police contacted the mistress and told her to end all communications with the man per his request.

Horror villain sighting reported

A woman called Chagrin Falls police on Oct. 10 to report that a person dressed as horror film villain Michael Myers was seen on the roof on a South Main Street building across from the BP gas station.

There were no further details and no sightings of Jamie Lee Curtis, according to the report.

Woman reports lost set of keys

A woman called Russell police Oct. 7 to report a lost set of keys. The set had six house keys and a car key. She had set the key ring on a vehicle and left Hitching Post Lane, traveling north on Chillicothe Road to Fairmount Road, toward Sperry Road, eventually arriving at a home on Bass Lake Road. She said she planned to call the Geauga County Sheriff’s office on the matter. She lives in Rhode Island and left her information in the event someone finds the keys and turns them in to the department.

Theft from Eye Candy Optical

On Oct. 10, Orange police responded to Eye Candy Optical at 400 Park Ave. for a theft report. An employee observed a man enter the store and conceal two pairs of sunglasses valued at $449 and $549, according to the report. He bought a pair of sunglasses for $349 but presented a paper driver’s license and paid with a personal check, the report states. Police said that a similar theft took place at Eye Candy Optical in Westlake, and it appears that the same man was involved.

Theft under investigation

Ohio Paving reported a theft of paving equipment to Bainbridge police. The company reported on Oct. 7 that the machine that measures the level of asphalt was at Tanglewood Shopping Center when it disappeared overnight. It was valued at $8,200. Police are investigating, according to the report.

Missing campaign signs

On Oct. 12, a 48-year-old man reported theft to Orange Police on behalf of the Friends of Staci A. Vincent for Council campaign. He said that two campaign signs, which cost $8 each, were taken from two residences on Beacon Hill Drive, according to the report.

Woman cited for DUS

On Oct. 11, a 17-year-old Beachwood girl and her mother reported a car accident that occured at Pinecrest. She exchanged information with the other driver at the scene. Police determined that the other driver, Sharon Smith, 60, of Cleveland was driving under suspension, according to the report. Ms. Smith was cited for driving under suspension and had a Bedford Municipal Court date on Tuesday, the report states.

Male cited for disorderly conduct

On Oct. 7, Bainbridge police received a call from the Greenville Inn regarding a male who refused to pay the bar and leave the inn. He would not talk to police, according to the report. Jourdain Spivey, 22, of Bainbridge was cited for disorderly conduct.

Police respond to suicidal female

On Oct. 12, Orange police responded to a residence for a report of a suicidal female. The sister said that the 19-year-old female cut herself earlier in the day and made suicidal statements, according to the report. She locked herself in her bedroom and police breached the door with a tool, the report states. She was transported to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.

Phone threat at gas station

On Oct. 10, Orange police responded to a report of phone threats at the Sunoco station at 28021 Miles Road. An employee said that he received a threatening call from his ex-boss, according to the report. Police contacted the ex-boss, who said the Sunoco employee was harassing him with calls and text messages, the report states. Police advised the ex-boss not to contact the Sunoco employee and advised the employee not to contact his ex-boss.

Police issue fraud alert

Chagrin Falls police issued a fraud alert this week after a Chagrin Falls woman reported receiving a text message from someone posing as her minister. She told officers the message urged her to buy eBay gift cards, according to the report.

Woman charged with theft

A theft was reported on Oct. 7 at the Walmart store at Marketplace Shopping Center in Bainbridge. Walmart called police to report that a woman went through the self check-out register and did not pay for a number of items. Walmart representatives said the items were valued at $142.52. Police charged Aunice Means, 63, of Warrensville with theft.

Warrant served

On Oct. 11, dispatch advised Orange police that Macedonia police had Myasiah Brown, 27, of Cleveland in custody, according to the report. She had outstanding warrants with Orange and Solon police, the report states. Police said that Ms. Brown was transported to the Solon jail, posted bond and was released. She has a Bedford Municipal Court date on Oct. 25.

Couple rests in car behind Sara’s Place

On Oct. 10, Gates Mills police observed an occupied vehicle in the rear parking lot of Sara’s Place at 1501 Chagrin River Road. The couple, who were from Illinois, said that they were visiting family in the area and pulled over to rest, according to the report. Police sent the couple on their way, the report states.

Officer treats opioid overdose

A Chagrin Falls police officer was in the right place at the right time while delivering a prisoner to the Cuyahoga County Jail intake desk on Oct. 8.

According to police, a second male seated in a nearby waiting area collapsed from an opioid overdose.

When it was found there was no Narcan in the facility, the officer retrieved a dose from the Chagrin Falls cruiser and administered the antidote. The jail’s medical staff supplied two more.

Police respond to suspicious person

On Oct. 9, Pepper Pike police responded to a residence on Bremerton Road for a report of an unwanted guest. The concerned resident was not on scene but was worried for his wife, who was at home, according to the report. There was no criminal activity indicated and the man left the property, the report states.

Man files purchase complaint

On Oct. 11, a Chagrin Falls man contacted Chagrin Falls police to complain about a recent firearm purchase via his PayPal account, which he said never received. Police are investigating.

Car stolen, stripped of parts

On Oct. 10, an Echo Glen resident in Gates Mills reported his BMW stolen from his driveway overnight, according to the report. On Oct. 12, Cleveland police recovered the vehicle parked on Edgewood Avenue stripped out, the report states. The matter is under investigation.

Man arrested at meeting

One person was arrested at a Tanglewood Condo Association in Tanglewood Lake. At the recent meeting at the Bainbridge Town Hall, one of the residents began yelling at the association board members. He used abusive language and obscenities, according to a Bainbridge police report. He had to be escorted from the meeting by police. The meeting was not of the Tanglewood Garden Homeowners Association, as originally recorded in the report. The 62-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct and for disturbing a lawful meeting and taken to the Geauga County jail.

Warrant served

On Oct. 7, Aurora police advised Hunting Valley police that they had Michael Lesher, 20, of Chagrin Falls in custody, according to A Hunting Valley police report. He had an outstanding warrant with Hunting Valley police, who picked up Mr. Lesher, the report states. He posted bond and was released.

Man cited for traffic violations

On Oct. 13, Orange police observed a car on Waterford Court, and the driver was not wearing his seat belt. The car did not have rear plate illumination and the driver did not use a left turn signal, according to the report. Christopher Harris, 30, of Oakwood was cited for rear plate illumination, seat belt required and driving under suspension, the report states. Police said that he had a warrant with Pepper Pike police and was turned over to them. He has a Bedford Municipal Court date on Friday.

Woman cited for theft

On Oct. 9, Woodmere police received a report of a shoplifter in custody at T.J. Maxx at 27049 Chagrin Blvd. Loss prevention advised that the woman was seen in the store with several items in her shopping cart and other items concealed in her purse, according to the report. She paid for the items in the cart but not the concealed items, the report states. Police said that Allison Craig, 32, of Lyndhurst was cited for theft. Ms. Craig was also given a $1,500.00 personal bond pending a Woodmere Mayor’s Court date, the report states.

String of thefts continue

Complaints of stolen bicycles and garden equipment from sheds and garages on South Main and South Franklin Street continued this week, Chagrin Falls police reported.

On Oct. 7, with all the public notice of the thefts, one resident was prompted to report a leaf blower and multi-purpose lawn tool were taken from his property as long ago as May or June.

On Oct 12, a South Franklin Street woman reported an Echo brand leaf blower and two men’s bicycles were taken from the family’s garage.

On Oct 13, a South Main Street resident told police that sometime between Oct. 10 and 13, someone had cut two screens on her shed, placed a cement block under one window to gain access and damaged a lock trying to get inside. Nothing was found to be missing, according to the report.

That same day another South Main neighbor told police that sometime in the last two weeks, $600 worth or lawn equipment was taken from a shed on the property, including a Ryobi brand electric trimmer and leaf blower as well two Ryobi batteries and chargers.

Resident reports fraud

On Oct. 11, a resident of Hunting Trail reported fraud to Moreland Hills police. He said that he was notified by two of his banks that three accounts were accessed by unknown parties, according to the report. The report states that both banks issued new account numbers and the resident did not have any monetary loss at the time of the report.

Mailbox painted green

On Oct. 13, Orange police observed green paint on the electronic speed sign on Lander Road. Police later responded to a residence on Capital Hill Circle, where a resident said that his mailbox was painted green, according to the report. Police said that the green paint was consistent with the paint on the speed sign. The resident completed a written statement and said the cost of repair would be $3,000, the report states.

Tree service refuses to leave property

On Oct. 11, a Mayfield Road resident called Gates Mills police to report a trespasser on his property. The resident explained that he hired a tree service a few months ago to do work on his property and they arrived, but refused to leave when requested by the resident, the report states. The tree service left upon officer arrival, according to the report.

Woman cited in fender bender

On Oct. 12, a car traveling north on SOM Center Road in Moreland Hills struck the car in front of it. Margaret Heidenreich, 32, of Solon was cited for assured clear distance ahead, according to the Moreland Hills police report.

Mailbox damage reported

On Oct. 8, a resident on County Line Road reported to Hunting Valley police damaged a mailbox. There are construction crews in the area due to the road work on County Line, according to the report. The workers did not have knowledge of the occurrence but one said that he would fix the mailbox, the report states.

Headphones stolen from Apple

On Oct. 8, Woodmere police responded to a shoplifting incident that occurred earlier at Apple at Eton Chagrin Boulevard. A witness told the manager that a man left the store with items in his pants and jacket, according to the report. Camera footage showed the man taking four pairs of Beats headphones totaling $800, the report states.

Painted trash cans, four-wheeler on property

On Oct. 13, Orange police responded to a residence on Lander Road for a vandalism complaint. The resident said that all four of her trash cans were spray painted, and a star shape was painted on her driveway, according to the report. She also said that someone was riding a four-wheeler on her property and leaving track marks, the report states. The police report said that a former resident was riding on the property and police advised him of trespassing.

Suspicious woman reported

On Oct. 13, Hunting Valley police responded to a report of a suspicious person on Topping Lane. The 43-year-old woman said she was in town for a class reunion and came to visit her childhood home, according to the report.

Warrant served

On Oct. 13, Moreland Hills police took Tierra Wells, 22, of Cleveland into custody from Aurora police, according to the report. Ms. Wells had a warrant with Moreland Hills police, the report states. Police said that she has a Bedford Municipal Court date on Nov. 14.

Man reports missing items

On Oct. 13, Orange police responded to Extended Stay South at 3820 Orange Place for a theft report. A 36-year-old man said that he took an Uber from a downtown bar to his hotel in Orange and fell asleep during the ride, according to the report. When he woke up at the end of the ride, he left the Uber and later realized that he did not have his belongings, including an $800 iPhone, a $1,500 Mac laptop and a $30 jacket, the report states. He said that his property may have been stolen but is not sure of an exact time or location, police said.

Police probe scam

It appears the Solon schools may have been the victim of a scam.

At 10:48 a.m., Solon police were dispatched to Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Road, Oct. 10 for the report of theft. The school representative stated that the district contracted with a company called Ticket Roar to ticket and merchandise sales on line and then deposits money to the schools, minus a fee. On dates in August, the drama club held events, which Ticket Roar sold tickets to the event. To this date, money owed has not been transferred to the school, the report said.

In addition, football tickets and season passes were sold in this manner this summer and the school did not receive payment. The school contacted them and was told that Ticket Roar no longer supports ticket sales. An attempt to contact their parent company, Home Team Marketing, also was met with negative results, the police said.

The school is owed in excess of $12,000, and the case has been turned over to the Detective Bureau.

Police arrest driver

A Solon man was charged with drunken driving in connection with an Oct. 8 incident.

At 5:59 p.m., a witness reported to Solon police an erratic driver that stuck at least one mailbox on Aurora Road. Bainbridge police were on alert to look for the vehicle when contacted by Solon, and the arrest was made at the Walmart in Bainbridge.

Solon officers went to Bainbridge to interview the driver and there was a strong odor of alcohol. Field sobriety tests indicated impairment and he was arrested. At the station, he submitted to a breath test which registered a .189 BAC.

Michael Reyzman, 66, of Solon, was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC, failure to control and failure to stop after an accident, police said.

Man charged in traffic stop

A Cleveland man was charged with improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, among other charges, on Oct. 10.

At 9:20 a.m., Solon police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 422. It was clocked at 82 mph in a 60-mph zone.

The driver’s license was under suspension and the inside of the car smelled like marijuana, the report states.

During the process of his arrest, he advised police that there was a gun under the front seat, police said. A loaded 9 mm pistol was found and the driver also had warrants from other agencies.

Robert Johnson, 31, of Cleveland, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, speeding, driving under suspension and warrant for other agency, police said.

Teens face charges

Three Solon teens face breaking and entering charges in connection with an Oct. 8 incident.

At 4:30 p.m., Solon police were dispatched to Solon High School for the report of theft from the former Arthur Road School at 33425 Arthur Road.

The school district’s security reported that earlier that month, three teens forced their way into the school and left with iPads. They then broke in a second time when they could not get access on them, the report said. One of the iPads was found in a student’s backpack, police said.

Two males, 16, of Solon, and one female, 17, of Solon face breaking and entering charges in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, police said.

Police pursue pumpkin bandits

Six, 16- and 17-year-old pumpkin thieves were charged with theft and criminal trespassing in Chagrin Falls on Oct. 8 after police stopped their vehicle on Falls Road for a traffic violation.

The juveniles and pumpkins were returned to the police station. The pumpkins were stored, and the teens were held for their parents.

Included in the round-up was the 16-year-old driver from Moreland Hills along with three 16-year-old females from Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls and South Russell, one 16-year-old male from South Russell and one 17-year-old male from Chagrin Falls.

One individual was issued a warning for shining a light in the eyes of the pursuing officer, according to the report.

Police said the youths admitted to taking the pumpkins from nine Chagrin Falls residences and one in Bentleyville. Some of the victims had filed formal complaints, leading to the charges, according to the report.

A Cuyahoga County juvenile court date has not yet been set. As of Monday, a pumpkin was returned to one of the victims.

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