MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio
Tampering with evidence: Ridgebury Boulevard
A dirt-bike fled from officers’ March 6 after it was seen weaving in and out of traffic near Lander Road.
A short time later, a Golden Gate Boulevard resident reported seeing a dirt-bike entering a neighbor’s garage. Responding officers spoke to a man at the home but he denied involvement and would not allow them to look in the garage. Officers left and advised they would return with a search warrant.
About 30 minutes later, someone reported a dirt-bike being loaded into a commercial van in the driveway. Responding officers found the man, 30, driving the van and the dirt-bike in the back. He still would not admit to riding it, but was charged with fleeing and eluding, driving under suspension, tampering with evidence, reckless operation and driving a toy vehicle on city streets.
Vandalism: Landerhaven Drive
A representative of a business reported March 4 that a car key and money were taken from the business and water had been poured onto computers.
Suspicion: Mayfield Road
A Gates Mills Place resident said March 4 that a man in the apartment below her had cut a hole in his ceiling and was reaching into her apartment.
The complaint was unfounded.
Fraud: East Miner Road
A woman reported a fraud March 6 in reference to an Ebay transaction.
Fraud: Mayfield Road
A manager of Nick Mayer Ford reported March 7 that a $64,000 customer check was returned as being fraudulent. The customer came into the business later and was subsequently arrested. He was then turned over to deputies from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office on an active warrant
The vehicle was returned to the business by the man’s wife
Theft: SOM Center Road
A resident of Coppertree apartments reported March 7 that her purse and a box were taken from her unit earlier in the day. She said she had left her door propped open while moving items from the apartment.
Suspicion: SOM Center Road
A woman said March 8 that a man had blocked her car in at the Coppertree apartments and then followed her to work.
Theft: Golden Gate Boulevard
A woman reported March 8 that her purse was stolen from Costco parking lot.
Harassment: Landerhaven Drive
An employee of a senior living facility reported March 9 that she was being harassed by a coworker.
Fraud: Drury Court
A woman, 73, reported March 4 that she was the victim of a scam after she purchased $300 worth of Google Play gift cards and provided the redemption codes over the phone to an unknown person. She thought she was speaking with someone from PayPal regarding a fraudulent transaction on her account. She had also purchased a $500 Target gift card but was unable to scratch off the area where the redemption code was hidden. She said this upset the man.
Forgery: Golden Gate Plaza
A Richmond Heights man, 50, was arrested for forgery at the license bureau March 5 after he tried to obtain a commercial driver’s license with a fake ID.
Disorderly conduct: Landerhaven Drive
A Cleveland man, 39, was cited for disorderly conduct March 5 after he was seen yelling obscenities at guests outside the Executive Caterers of Landerhaven.
Officers had first convinced the drunken man to return to the neighboring hotel, where he had been staying but he proceeded to return to the event center and entered the business, causing alarm among the guests.
Stolen vehicle: Mayfield Road
A manager at Nick Mayer Ford reported March 7 that a vehicle and its keys were missing from the lot. The potential theft was discovered when the vehicle was set to be shown to a customer.
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