Thursday, April 5, 2012

Best of the Blotter: Varangian Kitties, Pants on the Ground, and Resurrection Men

ANIMAL FIGHT, OVERLOOK AVENUE: A dog went under a fence to chase after the neighbor’s cat March 28.
The incident caused the cat’s owner to receive cuts, apparently from the cat. The animal also had scratches and cuts from the incident. Neither the pet nor the owner needed medical attention.
There were no reports of the dog attacking other animals and the owner’s fencing was secure and in good repair. Where the dog escaped was through fencing that belonged to the cat’s owner.
Based on the evidence, the dog owner was not cited and the city’s animal warden was given the report for further review.

JUVENILE COMPLAINT, MOORE ROAD: A woman told police March 30 that a teenage boy walking down the street exposed himself when his pants fell down. Police caught up with boy and advised him to keep his pants up.

SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR, SOMERSET LANE: A resident April 1 reported seeing three kids wheeling a TV around in a wheelbarrow. When officers arrived, they failed to locate the children, the TV or the wheelbarrow.

SUSPICIOUS PERSONS, SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET: Responding to a report of people in Evergreen Cemetery with metal detectors shortly before 1:30 p.m. March 30, police promptly told the foursome from Twinsburg — three men and one woman — that the graveyard was considered sacred ground and that they would have to leave and take all their equipment, including excavation tools, with them.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, PEBBLEBROOK LANE: Police checked out a late morning call March 29, concerning an unknown car circulating through the area and ascertained that that driver and occupants were in fact Jehovah’s Witnesses going door-to-door. 

BARKING DOGS, CEDARBROOK ROAD: A man, 39, was cited for having barking or howling dogs after a neighbor complained about noise March 29. The neighbor gave police a cassette tape of the man’s dog barking.

DISTURBANCE: Police were called to intervene March 23 when people complained about a couple fighting over custody of their lizard. The male was able to leave with the reptile. 

TRUANCY, LAKE AVENUE: A 14-year-old boy was getting unruly and telling his mother that he didn’t want to go to school.
He takes classes online and was refusing to log on.

TURFING, BUNTS ROAD: A trio of teenagers have been driving across a neighbor’s tree lawn recently.
An officer followed up and found out that the teens were learning how to drive. They said that they would be more careful in the future.

TRESPASSING, HEATHER LANE: A resident stole a cage used for catching feral cats from their neighbor because they don’t like the fact their neighbor catches cats.
Police talked to the resident who was told to stay off the neighbor’s property and to return the cage.

DISTURBANCE, ROYALTON ROAD: A woman reported two teens were making out on the Castletown Playground and making crude comments to kids March 27.
The teens denied making rude comments but were advised of the complaints.

ASSAULT, DETROIT ROAD: A 19-year-old Elyria man told police March 24 he was assaulted by a 17-year-old Avon Lake boy at a local restaurant. The two parties were fighting over the affections of an Olmsted Falls girl. The 17-year-old fled before police arrived, but was arrested not far from the location of the incident. The 19-year-old victim complained of a headache, but refused treatment for his injuries. The suspect was later released to his parents. 

Kids Hiding
Someone reported a group of kids hiding in the area of Wolzhaven and Fairtree about 9:50 p.m. Saturday.
It was true, police learned. A family was hosting a birthday party and the kids were playing hide and seek.

'Tis the Season

Mentor Police officers arrested a man who was pretending to be the Easter Bunny Saturday.
Police were looking for 27-year-old Justin Medema because he is suspected of shoplifting more than a $1,000 worth of DVDs from Sam's Club Mentor Police Sgt. Michael Majernik said.
Mentor Municipal Court issued a warrant for Medema's arrest. Officers then found out that he was working as the Easter Bunny at Heartland of Mentor, a retirement home, Majernik said.


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