Wednesday, June 8, 2011

best of the blotter: guns, baby raccoons, and broken things

NORTH ROYALTON
Some people never learn. While making a traffic stop at 9:02 p.m. June 1 at the North Royalton Speedway station, a cop observed a man walk past his patrol car carrying a six-pack. The man got into the driver’s side of a white Mercury displaying yellow OVI tags. The driver, who is under suspension with limited privileges, stated he was on his way home from an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and stopped to get gas, and apparently some beer. The man was issued a citation for driving under an OVI suspension and will appear in court.

USING WEAPONS WHILE INTOXICATED-AGGRAVATED MENACING, KENNETH AVENUE: A Gerald Avenue man, 29, was arrested June 4 after he allegedly used a shotgun to threaten party-goers on Kenneth.

It happened at about 10:45 p.m. The man had crashed the party. He reportedly was belligerent.

A friend of the party’s host asked the man to leave but he refused. Three others then escorted the man toward West 60th Street.

The man started throwing beer cans at the victims. He then entered his house and grabbed a shotgun.

The man returned to the party with the weapon. He repeatedly tried to cock the shotgun but failed each time. Someone called police.

Police found the intoxicated man walking in the street. They found his weapon leaning against a tree in front of a Kenneth house. Shells had been placed backwards in the shotgun.

GENERAL ASSISTANCE, WILSON MILLS ROAD: On June 2, a resident made a complaint of a tow motor making too much noise at Home Depot.

Management was advised of the complaint.

ANIMALS, WILSON MILLS ROAD: On June 1, a rescue squad was called for a report that a baby raccoon scratched a couple of children.

Police said the children went into the woods, brought out the baby raccoon and began to play with it.

The squad was canceled and no scratches were found on the children. The juveniles were released to their parents.

FIGHT, HEALTHWAY DRIVE: A man arrived at the Avon Emergency Room on June 2 claiming he was involved in a shooting in Cleveland. The patient said he was involved in a physical altercation, where he was shot at but not hit. The injury to his arm, he reported, was from being hit by a log during the fight.

MISCHIEF, CHILLICOTHE ROAD: Someone removed letters from a sign at Riverview Church and rearranged other letters June 3 to spell “In yo face Lord.”
Church employees requested extra patrols.

LAKEWOOD
Employees at China Express told police on May 30 that a man tried to enter the restaurant through the back before getting away with a box of chopsticks.

A Hilliard Boulevard resident reported seeing an asteroid at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. The resident told police that there was a flash, followed by a loud explosion. Responding fficers didn’t find any asteroids, crashed UFOs or alien life forms in the area.

THEFT, MAIN STREET: A store employee at the All Matters Gallery reported June 2 that a man wearing a scarf, gray sweatpants, and a shirt described as a “wife beater” took three crystals valued at $77 and placed them in his pocket, then attempted to leave the store.

When the employee confronted him outside, he gave the crystals back and said he was unsure where he was supposed to pay for them. Police took the description of the suspect and assembled a photo lineup of suspects, resulting in a warrant being issued for a man, 44, who is believed to still be living in the area.

Oh, Avon Lake!

Dangerous maneuvers

Police received multiple reports of a white male, believed to be a teen, walking in the middle of the roadway on Walker Road near the American Legion Hall March 21. Police made a report for juvenile court.

Some teens in a Pontiac LeMans were seen throwing something at a road sign on Long Road as they were heading towards Stoney Ridge around 3:45 p.m. on June 1.

Police found the remnants of what looked to be a ceramic art project near the sign.

2 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Gun-totin' loonies? Had no idea the old hood was so hardcore these days.

Of course no aliens were found, they've got invisibility technology. Stupid cops.

Anonymous said...

glad to see that the kids have found a use for 3d class projects other than getting high