Monday, September 17, 2012

best of the blotter: "profane music," happy balloons, and sauerkraut sandwiches

You Call that Music?
Police got multiple reports of a loud party Saturday night from all over the city.
One resident at Chestnut Lake apartments called about 9:30 p.m. and said the music could be traced to Broxton Drive.
A Pearl Road resident complained about "very loud, angry, profane music" in the area about 10 p.m.
Police said it sounded like a concert north of town. Dispatchers then confirmed with Berea police that Rock-a-Palooza was taking place at the fairgrounds.

A man reported six helium balloons caught in the electric wires on Prospect Road Sept. 7.
He said he was afraid they could explode or cause a fire.
Police said the Mylar and Happy Birthday balloons did not pose a hazard and probably came from a local business' anniversary celebration.

If it's too loud...
A garage band on Bowman Drive got some bad news from police after another noise complaint Sept. 6 -- no more garage practices.
A resident complained about 9:30 p.m. that the band practices -- loudly -- every Thursday night.
Police found the music was, in fact, loud and spoke with the homeowner, telling him that while years ago it wasn't a problem to play there, now that the area has been developed, it is.
The officer told him to either find a new place to practice or break up the band.

TRAFFIC DETAIL, LAKE ROAD: A few concerned residents called police to advise them that cars had been parked on both sides of the street Sept. 9.
Officers explained that they were allowed to do so due to “Come Home to Lakewood” tour, sponsored by the Lakewood Historical Society.
Nevertheless, the callers were quite upset.

A 12-year-old boy threw a fit after his mom made him a sandwich with sauerkraut on it. Then, when he and his mother argued, the boy called 911. Police gave him a lesson on proper use of 911.

THEFT, DRURY COURT: A woman said Sept. 4 a bottle of Lysol, frozen roast beef and $6 in quarters were missing from her apartment at the Schnurman House.

SHOPLIFTING, LORAIN ROAD: Workers at Drug Mart told police Sept. 5 a man tried to steel $36 in merchandise from the store. According to reports, the man tried to steal an air freshener, deodorant and a bottle of Taylor Swift perfume. He later admitted to police that he stole the items in question. He was charged with theft.

SHOPLIFTING, BROOKPARK ROAD: A man faces petty theft charges after workers at Walmart told police Sept. 6 he tried to steal alcohol and fake eyelashes from the store. According to reports, store employees watched as the man concealed five bottles of alcohol in a duffel bag and put two packages of Revlon eyelashes in the waistband of his pants. He was arrested and charged with theft.
HARASSING COMMUNICATION, NORMA DRIVE: A woman, 40, reported on Aug. 30 that she had been receiving unwanted text messages and phone calls from a man she dated about a year ago. The woman sent the man messages telling him to stop contacting her, but he continued, stating that she would eventually want to speak with him. In one instance, he sent her a photo of himself with a caption that read, “I look good.”
Police contacted the man and told him to stop contacting the woman or face possible charges.



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