Wednesday, May 25, 2011

best of the blotter: those darn kids and the end of the world

ARMAGEDDON, SYCAMORE TREE: In the wake of Harold Camping’s prediction that the Christian rapture would occur on May 21 and the end of the world would begin, the world and media was abuzz last week while following the peculiar story. Apparently, the affects of Camping’s prediction stretched into Medina. A Sycamore Tree Dr. resident stopped an officer on May 17 and desired to speak with him about Armageddon. No action was taken.

BB OR NOT TO BE, ORCHARD LANE: Police responded to Orchard Lane upon report of a boy allegedly using a BB gun in the neighborhood. An officer arrived around 2 p.m. on May 18 and observed the boy shooting what appeared to be a BB gun. Upon closer inspection, the officer determined that the gun was an air-soft gun, and the boy was shooting at mushrooms in the yard of his home.

Someone called Georgio's, 15037 Pearl Rd., May 21 with a tasty order -- 100 calzones and 100 salads. And they'd even pay extra for it and have the restaurant send back the overage. An alert employee recognized it as a scam. She called police to make them aware the con, which was also reported earlier this year, is going around again.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, BRIDGE STREET: Sparks flew before a police officer had a chance to officially start his workday.

The officer stopped at Caf Ah-Roma at 11:40 a.m. May 21 prior to starting his work day.

He saw a teen, whom the officer knew, toss some type of fireworks into the mulch by the Parkway Shops sign on Bridge Street. The item gave off quite a few sparks before extinguishing itself.

The teen has been warned by police and Giant Eagle personnel to stay away from that area.

The officer stopped the teen and found two lighters, two boxes of smoke balls, rolling papers and a box of cigarettes on him.

When asked why he ignited the fireworks, the teen told the officer, “You guys tell us to be kids, then you arrest us when we try.”

The officer said there was a big difference between being a kid and throwing lighted fireworks into mulch and at a place he had been told not to visit.

The teen was cited for disorderly conduct, trespassing and possessing tobacco.

THEFT, WEST BAGLEY ROAD: Someone from Colony Roofing, 951 W. Bagley Road, contacted police May 16 after seeing a person taking scrap metal. The person got into a car and left.

Police found him with a woman on Kaskey Drive. The teen said he needed the scrap metal to help pay for the prom.

The 17-year-old Brook Park resident was released to his father. His 18-year-old accomplice, a woman from Brook Park, was released on personal bond. Both were cited for theft.

PROPERTY DAMAGE, BROOKPARK ROAD: A 20-year-old Brook Park man rammed a shopping cart into the glass windows and doors of the B & E Dollar Tree May 21 and made entry to the store.

When police arrived, the man was inside the store wearing Hawaiian leis and other necklaces found in the store. He was cooperative, handcuffed and placed under arrest. The intoxicated man told police that he was at a wedding next door and wanted some necklaces for the party. Estimated damage to the glass is $1,000.

1 comment:

Randal Graves said...

Oh great, that last one's a junior member of Parrotheads Local no. 13.

You'd never catch the Ambassador to Septimania partaking in such brigandage.