No one home

A meal delivery service worker contacted Chagrin Falls police on June 11 after being unable to make a delivery to the home of an elderly client. 

Police found the home in order and the resident not at home.

Identity theft

On June 13, a South Main Street resident in Chagrin Falls reported that someone unknown used his personal identifying information to attempt to set up credit accounts in his name. 

Police said that the new accounts were not completed in the setup process and there is no dollar loss to the victim. He was advised to put a freeze on his credit accounts with the credit reporting bureaus.

Dog in hot car 

On June 8, which was a very warm day, the Chagrin Falls Police Department was made aware of a car parked on Plaza Drive with a dog inside.

The owner had returned to his car on arrival on police and was warned about the hazards of leaving a pet in a hot car, even with windows partially open.

Theft of $300 reported

On June 12, Bainbridge police responded to a report of theft at a Marketplace at Four Corners business. The manager of the business had somebody in their office who they believed stole cash from a wallet that a customer had turned in on June 4, according to the report.

An unknown person found a woman’s wallet outside the store and turned it over to an employee. The owner then identified herself after the found wallet was advertised on Facebook and said it should contain $300 in cash and credit cards, according to the report. The manager informed her that there were only credit cards in the wallet, and upon reviewing camera footage, he saw one of his employees take what appeared to be cash from the wallet, the report states. The person suspected of taking the cash was gone upon officers’ arrival, and police are investigating.

Harassing communications

On June 10, a 47-year-old Bedford woman reported harassing communications to Hunting Valley police. While she was working at a residence on SOM Center Road in Hunting Valley, she was receiving calls and texts from a 53-year-old Cleveland man who threatened to kill her, according to the report.

Woman reports bike missing

A Rocker Avenue woman reported her bicycle stolen to Bainbridge police on June 9. The woman told police she locked her hybrid bicycle to a bike rack on her vehicle at about 9:30 p.m. the previous night and discovered the bike and the rack were missing in the morning with the lock cut, according to the report. The bike is valued at about $400 and the rack at about $300. Police are investigating.

Police charge man with theft

Bainbridge police charged a Cleveland man with misdemeanor theft on June 10.

Police responded to the Home Depot at 18800 Marketplace Drive and arrested Karon Robinson, 39, after he tried to return $830 worth of merchandise, according to the report. Mr. Robinson was observed entering the store and putting several LED products from the lighting section onto a flat cart before taking them to the register to return them for store credit.

When police asked why he tried to return the unpurchased merchandise, he said he was “just trying to make a quick buck,” police said.

Car reported missing

On June 8, a Miles Road resident reported to Chagrin Falls police that her 2017 Chevy Suburban missing from her driveway. The keys were left in the vehicle.

On June 12, the vehicle was recovered abandoned in Solon. Contents including a purse, credit cards and jewelry remain missing.  The vehicle was not damaged. 

$900 bicycle reported missing

On June 12, a 40-year-old Orange Village resident reported a missing $900 bicycle, according to police. It was last seen in her garage on East Orange Hill Circle on June 6, the report states.

Winds level trees

A resident of Bell Street in Chagrin Falls advised that a large tree fell on their own trees due to the strong winds of a passing storm on June 10.  The tree was found to be resting on a detached garage.  No injuries involved.

North Main Street near the Chagrin Township line was also closed for several hours the same day after trees fell on electrical lines.

Money stolen from bank account

On June 9, a 54-year-old Orange Village woman reported fraud to village police. A call was received by the woman’s husband from a man claiming to be from their credit union, according to the report. The man on the phone already had the husband’s name, date of birth, address, debit account number and the last four digits of his Social Security number, the report states. The couple said that they thought that the call was legitimate and gave the man the pin to their debit card. Soon there was $500 missing from their account, police said. The couple contacted Century Federal Credit Union to file a cardholder dispute form.

Fraudulent charges at gas station

On June 10, a 28-year-old Orange Village resident reported fraudulent charges on her debit card. There were three transactions for $31, $16 and $5 at a Sunoco gas station in Cleveland, according to the report. The Orange resident is still in possession of her card, so she said that she is not sure how the fraudulent charges were made. Dollar Bank froze her account, the report states.

Driver flees after hitting two cars

On June 9, a car was traveling on Interstate 271 northbound in Pepper Pike. The car struck the driver’s door on one car and the passenger side of a second car before the driver fled the scene, according to the report. Police said that the other two drivers, a 35-year-old Willoughby Hills woman and a 40-year-old Chardon man, were not injured.

Man arrested in Solon

A Solon man was charged with indecent exposure June 10 by Solon police.

At 8:16 a.m., police responded to Starbucks, 34182 Aurora Road, for the report of indecent exposure. According to the report, a witness stated she was in the drive-thru and a male walked by and allegedly exposed himself. Police located him nearby at the gas station.

Ricardo Ellington, 39, was charged with indecent exposure in the incident, police said.

New puppy escapes

South Russell Police responded to a call on June 7 from a female who was being chased by a small black dog on Cloveridge Road. According to the police report, when an officer arrived, the dog owner informed him that he had just gotten a new puppy and it had run away. The officer told the dog’s owner to properly confine his dog.

Woman faces OVI charges

A Massachusetts woman was charged with drunken driving June 11 in Solon.

At 9:18 p.m., police said a car was stopped for speeding on SOM Center Road. It was traveling 45 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to the report.

Police said that there was an odor of alcohol and the driver failed field sobriety tests. The woman refused a breath test. Police found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, the report said.

Ashlee Pereira, 26, was charged with OVI, speed, seat belt and open container.

Dog bites Amazon driver

An Amazon delivery driver supervisor called South Russel police on June 8 to report that a driver had been bitten by a dog at a Hook Hollow Road address, police said.

Erratic driving leads to arrest

A New Jersey man was charged with drunken driving June 10 by Solon police.

At 9:52 p.m., police received a report of an erratic Amazon truck driver on Harper Road.

The male was unsteady and there was an odor of alcohol, police said. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He refused a breath test. Police also found an open container of alcohol in his car, according to the report.

Edwin Trinidad-Portes, 37, was charged with OVI and open container, police said.

Police say loaded gun in car

An Oberlin man was charged with drunken driving June 12 by Solon police.

At 9:36 p.m., police stopped a car on Route 422 for a lane violation. The driver was under suspension for physical control previously and was arrested.

A loaded gun was also found in the car and the man was also on parole for bank robbery, police said.

He submitted to a breath test which registered a .089 percent BAC.

Bruce Hohman, 22, was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC, driving under suspension and marked lanes. He was also charged with having a weapon under disability because he was a felon, improper handling and carrying a concealed weapon, police said.

Speed trailer near Fairmount Road

A South Russell man told village police on June 8 that a vehicle had struck his wooden mailbox at his Fairmount Road house leaving behind a black mirror in his front yard. According to the report, the caller told an officer at the scene that vehicles have been traveling around Fairmount Road and Watt Road heading eastbound and requested more traffic enforcement in the area. The officer told the complainant a speed trailer would be employed in his area, with special attention placed on extra traffic enforcement on Fairmount.

Police clear phone line from driveway

The South Russell Fire Department had to remove a wire that was lying in the driveway of a Kinsman Road resident on June 11, according to the report, which also stated that the wire in question was a phone line.

Threatening call reported

On June 1, Hunting Valley police responded to a residence on Topping Lane for a threatening call. A 16-year-old said that he received a call on his cell phone from a number that he did not recognize. The person said that he knew that the teen used racial slurs and he was coming to hurt him, according to the report. Police said that a Google search of the phone number showed that it has been used to contact other people at random and threaten them or accuse them of something. It was likely deemed a prank call, the report states.

Man cited for OVI

On June 1, Orange police responded to a car accident at the intersection of Lander and Harvard roads. A 63-year-old Bratenahl man said that his car was struck from the rear by a maroon Volvo. The driver of the Volvo, Dylan Clawson, 21, of Big Prairie, Ohio, was slumped over the wheel, according to the report. He had slurred speech and was unable to answer questions, but Orange EMS did not find that he had any medical problems, the report states.

Police said that they conducted field sobriety tests and found that he was unfit to drive a motor vehicle. A drug recognition expert was called to the Orange police station and he determined that Mr. Clawson was under the influence of Xanax, which he admitted to, the report states. He was charged with assured clear distance ahead and OVI, according to the report, and had a Bedford Municipal Court date on June 5.

Teen involved in traffic incidents

In mid May, a 62-year-old Moreland Hills resident reported a traffic incident to Orange police. He said that he was walking near Lander and Emery roads when a gray Jeep was driving erratically and almost hit him, according to the report. The driver got out of the car, yelled at the pedestrian and drove away, the report states. The pedestrian called Orange police but they could not follow-up because he did not have any identification for the vehicle.

On June 2, the pedestrian was walking eastbound on Jackson Road and saw the same gray Jeep coming up behind him at a high speed, according to the report. He took a picture of the vehicle registration and the driver shouted an expletive and drove away, the report states. Police determined that the driver was a 16-year-old from Moreland Hills and the mother advised that she will resolve the problem with her son, police said.

Suicidal man threatens officers

On June 6, Orange police responded to the Courtyard by Marriott at 3695 Orange Place Drive for a report of a 55-year-old Beachwood man who was possibly suicidal and made threats of shooting police officers, according to the report. Chagrin Valley Dispatch advised that he may leave his room and engage with officers with a firearm, the report states.

Solon, Woodmere, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills and Hunting Valley police were called in and rescue squads from Orange, Woodmere and Beachwood arrived, police said. Officers evacuated guests in nearby rooms and made contact with the Beachwood man by phone. Negotiations began and he left the room, according to the report. He did not have a firearm and one was not located in his room, the report states. He was transported to the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dog incident at Orvis store

On May 25, Woodmere police and fire were dispatched to Orvis, a clothing and fishing store at 28839 Chagrin Blvd. for a male that was bitten by a dog. The woman said that she brought her dog to Orvis to buy her a collar and the dog was on a leash, according to the report. She said that the man came up behind her and spooked the dog and the dog caught his pants and gave him a scratch and the man fell to the floor, the report states. The woman said that he started screaming at her that he was taking her information and calling the police. The manager said that animals were welcome in the store and also that the dog was on a leash and was very friendly with the workers, the report states.

Menacing reported

On June 2, Woodmere police received a call from dispatch for a menacing report. The woman said that on June 1, she received several calls from a man who she had a previous relationship with, according to the report. She said that he was going to kill her and her children, the report states. The man said that he knows where she lives and where she works, but the woman said that she never told him where she works and he has never been to her apartment, police said. The man wanted to meet in person but she told him that she would not meet with him. She blocked his number after hours of calling, texting, emailing and the man sending nude photos, the report states.

No trespassing warning

On June 3, the employer at a Solon Road business contacted Chagrin Falls police to serve a “no trespassing” warning to a former employee.

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