Wednesday, June 20, 2012

best of the blotter: return of the Cleaning Fairies, Peanut Butter Cups, and Luciano.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON, ROYALTON ROAD: A woman reported about 10 a.m. June 2 that three or four women, ages 25-30, came to her house the day before to clean.
The problem was that they never left. In fact, they were coming and going to the house as if they lived there.
To make matters worse, the woman said, when she tried to touch the cleaning women, they would disappear.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, WILLOWBROOK COURT: A homeowner said June 5 that unknown persons had been coming into his yard and moving a statue around.

Dog Gone
A woman visiting someone at a Whitney Road apartment June 7 told police her chihuahua got out of the car -- and she thinks a family took it.
A report said the dog ran toward a group a people who were moving out. The owner asked if they'd seen the pup, and they said no.
The owner told police she thinks they actually had her dog.
The pup was wearing a pink collar and had blue painted toenails.
The animal warden later said the dog was sighted near the turnpike.

SUSPICION, MAGEE STREET: After watching a man with a ponytail drive slowly up and down the street for 30 minutes, a man called the police to report the suspicious activity.
Officers never found the driver.

SUSPICIOUS SITUATION, PINE LAKES DRIVE: A woman found an orange jumpsuit with the words “Cell Block Psycho” across the back hanging from a pole on a trail between Pine Lakes and Pin Oak drives around 7:30 a.m. June 9.
She said she was afraid to touch it, and thought it was inappropriate to be there. The jumpsuit is actually a Halloween costume, available for purchase on several websites.

LOUD YELLING, BIRCH HILL: Police were called to a Birch Hill Drive apartment at about 3 a.m. June 12 because loud noises were coming from the apartment. An officer spoke with a female resident and learned that she had been yelling while playing video games. Police told her to quiet down. 

Police were called to a Pearl Road apartment shortly after midnight June 13 about a man screaming from his balcony and barking like a dog.
Officers questioned the man, who denied doing either. He said he was singing along with his iPod

LORAIN A man described as the “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup bandit” has struck again.
A clerk at the Sunoco gas station on Oberlin Avenue said the repeat thief stole Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a bag of chips at 1 a.m. yesterday, according to a Lorain police report. Employees said “this is a constant problem at Sunoco and it usually happens after midnight,” the report stated. They said the man always gets in and out of the store before they have a chance to call police. He has stolen four to six hundred dollars worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over the past several months, employees said.

Yesterday, the bandit walked in the store with a hoodie pulled up over his head. He grabbed an unknown amount of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and chips. The clerk said he jumped over the counter and blocked the exit so the bandit couldn’t get away, police said. However, the bandit ran right into the clerk, spun him around and exited the store with the stolen snacks.

The thief ran north on Oberlin Avenue and east on West 30th Street. The police are seeking to obtain a security video.The Reese’s Cup Bandit is described as a 18-year-old black man wearing all black clothing who is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and 140 pounds, police said.

 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, ECHO DRIVE: Around 1 p.m. June 12, a resident called police when they learned someone had spray painted their garage door.
The vandal also left a note with a picture of the masked character from the movie “Scream” that said, “What is your favorite scary movie?”
The same thing also happened to a nearby house on Burnham Drive.

FALSIFICATION, WALNUT CREEK DRIVE: An officer stopped a juvenile just after midnight June 17, but finding out his identity wasn’t easy.
First, the juvenile said he was 17-year-old Jason, and the address he gave was listed to a 65-year-old man. Then, the juvenile confessed up to making up the first name and said his name was Luciano and he was actually 16.
That was false, too, and police finally figured out the teen’s real name, that he was 14-years-old and his real address



  2. Luciano's not so lucky now.

    I think the Reese's bandit is stealing the cups for the cleaning fairies because the more they ingest, the more corporeal they'll become.