Thursday, September 8, 2011

best of the blotter: gum, guns, drugs, and turtles


CHRISTOPHER DRIVE: During the evening of Aug. 29, a resident reported an older man pointing a rifle at the complainant, his wife, and his dog while they were walking by.

The resident asked the man with the rifle if it was loaded, after observing the red laser coming from it.

The elderly man with the rifle told them he was just aligning his laser on his .308 rifle and need a long distance to do it.

He told the officer he detached the laser and waved it across the street, a story with which the complainant disagreed.

The man with the rifle was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.

NOISE COMPLAINT, NORTH STREET: Police responded shortly after 10 p.m. on Sept. 3 to a report of “very loud and scary music that sounds like it’s coming from Waterfall Trail or Twin Lakes Trail.” Police tracked the commotion to Waterfall Trail, where the revelers were advised to turn the sound down and disband the party at 11 p.m.

DISTURBANCE, EAST WASHINGTON STREET: A clerk at the BP Station reported Sept. 3 that a woman and her daughter had been in the station making a purchase and that she then accused him of throwing her change back at her. “The clerk countered that he had accidentally dropped a dime on the floor. The clerk said a witness backed his story up that “he did not throw coins at the delusional, out of control customer.”

DISTURBANCE, RIDGEBURY BOULEVARD: Police responded Sept. 1 to a report of a boy stepping out in front of passing motorists on the street and blowing his trumpet. Officers advised the boy to put his trumpet away and march on.

VANDALISM, NORTH INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY: Representatives from Digestive Disease reported a second-floor window of their building shattered some time between 5:20 p.m. Sept. 1 and 8:20 a.m. Sept. 2. Police had no suspects or damage estimates at the time of the report.

SNAPPING TURTLE, SPRINGBROOK: A large snapping turtle was loitering in the parking lot of a Springbrook Drive apartment complex around 7:30 p.m., Aug. 28. A concerned resident told police that the turtle could be injured or could injure somebody else. An officer responded and escorted the turtle into a nearby creek. The turtle readily entered the water.


COMPLICITY, SPRAGUE ROAD: Police arrested a 31-year-old store clerk after he gave money to one of two youngsters to steal a sign.

A resident who put up a handmade sign urging people not to shop at a nearby store saw a boy on a bike Aug. 27 take the sign and leave. The report said the man has had an ongoing problem with his signs disappearing from his yard.

Police found two boys at the store, one of whom was described as the culprit. The 13-year-old said the clerk gave him $11 to steal the sign. The boy also told police he was offer $20 to egg the house and shout obscenities at the resident. The boy gave police a $1 and $10 bill from his pocket.

The clerk said he had “international” lawyers and the case would be dismissed if he did give the boy the money. He also said he had a “billion dollar” family and that “We run America,” according to the police report.

The Rocky River man was cited for complicity regarding the theft since he caused an irresponsible person to commit an offense.

SCARY MOVIE, WARREN ROAD: Someone called police just after midnight on Aug. 19 out of concern for their neighbor. The caller told police they heard arguing and a female screaming for help. Police responded, but found all the drama was for naught. Apparently, the neighbors were just watching a scary movie and the volume was a little high.

DISTURBANCE, WHTNEY ROAD: An anonymous caller reported that it sounded like someone was shooting a gun in the neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Officers arrived at the scene and spoke with several people, though no one else heard or saw anything resembling the report.

The noise was later identified when officers discovered a resident on the fifth floor of an apartment complex dropping bags of clothing off his balcony. That resident explained that dropping the clothes to the ground was easier than taking them down in the elevator.

Not Much Fun on Party Bus

Police found an unoccupied party bus marked "Rock It Cleveland" pulled over on Sprague Road near Pearl Road about 5 a.m. Aug. 28.

There was no sign of the partiers. Officers called the number on the bus, but the person who answered said he did not know why the vehicle was there.

He promised to have it moved shortly.

Suspicious Bag

A caller didn't like the looks of a large red bag sitting on the side of the road at Royalton and Prospect Aug. 26.

Police found the bag had an address on it and was advertising a garage sale.

An alarm brought police to Twilight Boutique, 11025 Prospect Rd., just before midnight Sunday.

Officers found the glass broken and some products, including herbal incense, missing.
In addition, the cash register had been picked up, but was left behind.

The product sold at the store is marketed as incense, but is often rolled into cigarettes and smoked by teens and young adults for what they call a "legal high."

The leafy material in the packets is treated with chemicals that produce a marijuana-like high when smoked, authorities say.

DRUG NOTE, NORTHLAND: A Northland Drive woman returned home on Aug. 19 around 10:50 p.m., and found out that one of her neighbors had given her 12-year-old brother a note asking if the woman would sell the neighbor marijuana or pills. The woman filed a report with police, but no arrests have been made.

THEFT, GIRARD DRIVE: About $130 worth of chewing gun was stolen overnight Aug. 26 from a car in the 400 block. The owner of the car is a sales representative for the company that makes gum. The thief did not take a wallet or a backpack that the owner found outside his car.

1 comment:

Randal Graves said...

The Rifleman's not fan of Marxist feminism. Very loud & scary music? hed(pe) frightens me, too. YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO BUY GAS HERE ANYMORE!
If that was one of the 7 trumpets, oh shit.

"So, baby, where do you work?"
"Digestive Disease."

I'm a high priced lawyer, and I'm suing the Quick Stop for 10 million dollars.

In Thieveland, every Wheelie Bus is a Party Bus WOOOOOOOO