Thursday, October 11, 2012

best of the blotter: Kenny Rogers, Chuck E. Cheese, and Cupcakes

SUSPICIOUS PERSON, CREEKBEND COURT: A bus driver for St. Mary’s School in Berea said just before 8 a.m. Oct. 3 an older man who looks like Kenny Rogers was in the area walking a Cockapoo.
She has noticed the man walking the dog the past week, or so, and only when there is a little girl by herself at the bus stop.
The parents of the girl said they see the man, who is retired, all the time walking his dog, and everyone in the neighborhood knows him.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON, ROYALTON ROAD: A Strongsville Holiday Inn employee said a man, 56, was acting strangely at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 3.
He claimed he had $55,000 in his suitcase and wanted the clerk to call a limousine to take him to Florida. The man was described as having a gray beard and wearing a black T-shirt that said "Bite Me" on the back.
Officers said the man checked OK — he just needed a flight to Florida.
Later that day, at 7:30 p.m., the man refused to pay a $100 bill in the hotel lounge, and was complaining of chest pains. He was taken to Southwest General Medical Center, but was advised he was not welcome back at the hotel.

DISTURBANCE, WEST 130th STREET: Two kids in clown masks were running around the parking lot of the Boston Square Plaza Shopping Center at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 2, darting in and out of traffic throughout the lot.
An officer spoke to one of the children, who admitted he and his friends were goofing off. They returned home for the night.

No game for drug-dealing referee — If a Chardon man planned to sell marijuana after his gig as a referee at an area high school football game, he probably shouldn't have stopped to chat with officers.

Roger Ward, 22, was scheduled to work Westlake's homecoming game against Olmsted Falls last week. Before kickoff, he pulled into the Westlake Police station to ask where he should park. Instead of advice, he got arrested.

Police noticed the smell coming from his car and soon found marijuana in jars and plastic containers, cigars filled with marijuana, plastic baggies, a scale, a pipe, a knife and $1,391 in cash

A 25-year-old Hartville father took his three children to Chuck E. Cheese on Sept. 29 but quickly left after assaulting the manager over bringing in a bottle of tea.
According to a Fairlawn police report, the manager called police after he told the man he couldn't bring his bottle of tea into the establishment. The man started arguing with the manager and grabbed him by the neck.
The report said there were several witnesses and the incident was caught on security cameras.
Police caught up with the man near Target and charged him with assault. He was released with a court summons.

House gets cupcaked — A Bath Township woman decided not to answer a 1 a.m. doorbell ring on Sept. 30. When she woke up, she found goodies at — and on — her door.

The Rock Creek Road woman found several smashed cupcakes on her porch and front door. She's not sure who the culprit was and said there was no damage. She simply wanted police to document the incident.

Acorns falling, not BB gunshots
A woman told police that she wanted to make a complaint about someone shooting BBs at her home in the 1400 block of Orchard Grove Avenue at around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Officers determined that it was likely falling acorns causing the noises she was hearing — not BB gunshots.

SUSPICIOUS SITUATION, SOUTHPARK CENTER: A Columbia Station man was trying to spread the gospel a little too overtly at approximately 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2.
A person reported that the man was trying to open car doors at SouthPark Mall. Turns out the man was only trying to put religious literature on the cars. He was advised not to do that.


  1. "House gets cupcaked — A Bath Township woman decided not to answer a 1 a.m. doorbell ring on Sept. 30. When she woke up, she found goodies at — and on — her door."

    Don't EVER piss off the cupcake fairies. They are a mean bunch, and always on a sugar high....that's how they fly.

    And regarding the two kids with clown masks, it might have been two in my family. Ugly kids, they are, but a riot to have at a party.

    1. Known for inhabiting gentrifying neighborhoods, they are the mortal enemy of the machete-wielding bodega owners that they inevitably displace.

      Did you see this?

  2. The cupcakes and gang behavior seems to fit. I remember when I used to do home daycare for toddlers and cupcake day always ended up in a bunch of "time outs". I'm just glad the kids weren't packing an automatic weapon.



  5. Hi kiddo....just dropped by to leave my mark. No, I didn't pee on anything! How's it goin'?????