OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio
Theft: River Road
A resident called police at 12:13 p.m. March 31 to say that his car had been broken into the previous night. Nothing was taken. However, the thief siphoned gas from the car’s tank.
Parked car: Main Street
An officer advised a motorist at 12:38 a.m. March 31 about park hours.
Parked car: Water Street
An officer at 5:50 a.m. March 31 checked a parked car at David Fortier Park. The car was unoccupied. He walked into the park and found the owner. Everything checked out OK. The people he found were just getting an early start on fishing.
Traffic stop: Columbia Road
An officer cited a motorist at 6:29 a.m. March 31 for not stopping at a stop sign at Holden Road.
Theft: Water Street
A resident called police at 6:55 a.m. March 31 to say that his car had been stolen sometime overnight. The keys were inside the car.
Theft: River Road
A resident called police at 7:03 a.m. March 31 to say that someone had gone through his car the previous night. Nothing was taken. Police later found that thieves also broke into other cars in that area.
Violence: Fernwood Drive
A woman called police at 11:09 p.m. March 31. She said her boyfriend had punched her in the face and spit on her. The suspect left the area, but returned after speaking with police. He was taken to the Strongsville jail.
Parking violation: Sugarbush Circle
An officer spoke with a construction foreman about vehicles parked on the wrong side of the road. The foreman said the vehicles would be moved when workers came down from the roof for lunch.
Traffic stop: Mapleway Drive
A motorist was cited for driving under suspension April 2. A licensed driver arrived to continue the driving.
Found property: Water Street
A woman went to the police station at 5:45 p.m. April 2 and turned in a credit card she had found at Fortier Park.
Disturbance: Columbia Road
Police went to a facility April 3 about a visitor who was harassing a family. The man in question had hitchhiked to the facility, but had no way to return home.
Police met the man at the front desk. An officer gave him a courtesy ride into North Olmsted to catch a bus. He was advised that this would be a one-time courtesy ride. If he returned, he would be charged with trespassing.
Juvenile complaint: Bagley Road
An officer spoke with Falls-Lenox School officials April 4 about a child whose father reported was being bullied at the school.
Suspicious situation: Mapleway Drive
A resident called police at 12:46 p.m. April 4 about a man who came onto her property. He was right by her open window while she was breastfeeding. She was very upset.
She said the man wore an orange vest and left in an unmarked vehicle. She said she yelled at the man as he left heading toward Cook Road.
Police spoke with the man, who worked for an insurance company. He said he was taking pictures of the house because the homeowner’s policy was almost up. He said he left a red tag on the resident’s door.
Police returned to the home to check on the tag. They also spoke to the insurance company, which confirmed the man’s employment. Everything checked out OK.
Drunken driving: Columbia Road
Police stopped a truck at 6:29 p.m. April 5 for reckless driving. They arrested the motorist for drunken driving. The truck was moved to the other side of the parking lot to not block the gas pumps. The driver was taken to the Strongsville jail.
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