BAY VILLAGE, Ohio
Disruption: Manchester Lane
At 7:51 p.m. on October 28, a resident complained that his neighbor had been using a leaf blower for over an hour. An officer responded and informed the owner of the complaint and the hours of operation of the garden equipment.
Drunk Driving: Lake Road
At 7:56 p.m. on October 28, an officer arrested a driver for multiple traffic violations. After speaking with the driver, the officer suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Field sobriety tests were administered and the 59-year-old North Carolina resident was arrested.
Fraud: Vineland Road
At 7:44 p.m. on October 27, a resident reported being the victim of fraud. He had received a phone call from someone claiming to be a Cleveland Police Department deputy. The “deputy” informed the resident that he did not appear as a juror and that he currently had three warrants for his arrest.
The scammer gave the resident the option of paying a fine in person or using a cash app. The resident paid $2,400 using a cash application to clear the warrants.
Shortly after, someone claiming to be a Cleveland Police Department captain called asking for additional money. At that time, the resident realized he had been scammed.
Officers are reminding residents to be extra cautious of unsolicited phone calls requesting payments using cash apps.
Suspect: Osborn Road
At 12:05 p.m. on October 24, a resident reported that a neighbor’s contractor had downed a tree on his property. Officers are investigating.
Suspect: Knickerbocker Road
At 7:28 p.m. on October 25, a resident reported that there were two people with flashlights in his neighbor’s driveway and he believed they were breaking into cars.
Officers located the men in question. It was the owner and his brother working on a car.
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