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Drunk Steelers fan with credit card woes sleeps in the hotel lobby: Strongsville Police Blotter


Suspicious situation, Royalton Road: On Nov. 9, a Royalton Road hotel employee observed a drunk woman wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey and jean shorts, as well as holding an open beer, sleeping in the lobby.

An arriving officer talked to the woman, who it turned out earlier in the evening had been dropped off by the Middleburg Heights Police Department to the hotel.

When her credit card was declined, the woman passed out in the lobby. She was advised to leave the premises.

Assault assistance, Royalton Road: On Nov. 9, a Cleveland resident came to the police station seeking some advice and assistance regarding an assault that took place outside of Strongsville.

Lost wallet, Pearl Road: On Nov. 9, a Strongsville resident came to the police station to report she lost her wallet while shopping at Walmart on Pearl Road.

The woman thinks the wallet came out in the shopping cart when she went to the parking lot.

Property theft, Ordner Drive: On Nov. 9. an Ordner Drive resident called police after discovering at some point in the last week someone entered her detached garage and stole various items.

The woman said she was missing a leaf blower and small air compressor. The resident also questioned whether her son took the items.

The officer provided the woman with advice on how to better secure the garage door.

Suspicious situation, Fetzer Drive: On Nov. 9, a Fetzer Drive resident called police regarding a go-kart and dirt bike driving up and down the street.

An arriving officer was unable to find the suspects.

Suspicious situation, Ordner Drive: On Nov. 9, an Ordner Drive resident called police about a suspicious package — that she didn’t order — left next to her mailbox.

The woman said the package, which didn’t have a name or address, was making her “nervous.”

She asked if an officer could move the package. The resident also noted she was hearing “banging” coming from a nearby neighborhood.

An arriving officer located the package and a nearby sticker containing the woman’s name and address.


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Hotel employees come to rescue of woman restrained by former boyfriend: Beachwood police blotter

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Disorderly conduct: Park East Drive

At 4 p.m. Nov. 16, police arrested for disorderly conduct a Kentwood, Mich. man, 21. While at the Hotel Indigo, 3581 Park East Drive, the man attempted to physically restrain his former girlfriend, 19, of Willoughby.

The man was holding the woman as he tried to force her out of the building. Two male hotel employees saw what was happening, grabbed the man and called police.

Fraud: Chagrin Boulevard

At 5:50 p.m. Nov. 11, a Solon woman, 65, reported that she had been the victim of a telephone fraud in which she lost $500. The woman told police that she received a call from a person claiming to be an Apple representative who said that her computer’s security had been compromised.

The caller instructed the woman to purchase $500 worth of gift cards and to give the caller the cards’ numbers.

Family offense: Richmond Road

At 7:20 p.m. Nov. 11, police were called to a residence where two adult brothers, age 32, of Beachwood, and 30, of Pepper Pike, were involved in a physical altercation. The fight began when one of the brothers spoke ill of their mother. No one was arrested.

Warrant arrest: Cedar Road

At 1:55 p.m. Nov. 12, two Cleveland women, 38 and 50, who had been banned from Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, because of prior theft offenses, returned to the mall. Both were cited for trespassing, while the older woman was arrested on a Beachwood police warrant.

Receiving stolen property: Cedar Road

At 3:05 p.m. Nov. 12, police arrested a Lakewood man, 41, after he was caught stealing a watch valued at $98 from Dillard’s at Beachwood Place. In addition to theft, the man was charged with receiving stolen property when he was found to be in possession of merchandise stolen from mall stores Hype and American Eagle valued at a total of $378.85.

Domestic violence: Eaton Boulevard

At 9 p.m. Nov. 13, a Cleveland man, 29, was arrested for striking in the face and neck the mother of his child, a Cleveland woman, 34. The couple had argued when the man threw the woman’s clothing into the hallway of the Aloft Hotel, 1010 Eaton Blvd.

Police charged the man with domestic violence.

Theft: Chagrin Boulevard

At 7:25 a.m. Nov. 14, police arrested a Cleveland man, 38, for stealing goods valued at $35.94 from Giant Eagle, 24601 Chagrin Blvd.

OVI: Richmond Road

At 6 p.m. Nov. 15, police investigated a two-car crash and found that one of the drivers, a Cleveland man, 41, was intoxicated. The man, who refused to take a breath test, was charged with OVI and refusing to take a breath test with a prior OVI conviction on his record. He was also cited for driving with a suspended license.

Reckless operation: Cedar Road

At 5:55 p.m. Nov. 16, Beachwood Place security told a man to move his car, which was parked in a service dock area as he waited to pick up his

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At least 9 nabbed in sex-for-hire hotel sting operation: Orange Police Blotter


Soliciting: Orange Place

A multi-agency sex trafficking task force, set up through the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, booked a local hotel room for a sting operation on Oct. 21. They wound up greeting at least six would-be customers who arrived at the door after agreeing over the phone to pay for sex.

The suspects were responding to ads posted by undercover agents on targeted websites designed to solicit sex for hire, and included:

— A Willoughby Hills man, 30, agreeing to $80 for an hour at 6:50 p.m., confirmed when police checked his phone

— A Cleveland Heights man, 32, seeking 15 minutes for $60 at 8:18 p.m.

— Another Cleveland Heights man, 33, scheduling a quick visit for $80 at 8:40 p.m. Police noticed that his concealed-carry permit had expired and asked him if he had any guns in his possession, seizing a loaded .380-caliber Bersa from under his car seat

— A Cleveland man, 45, seeking full service, including oral, for $70 at 9:21 p.m.

— A Livingston County, N.Y. man, 49, who negotiated $220 for an hour, but only had $206 upon arrival at 10:10 p.m. Being from out-of-state, he also had to post a $150 bond.

Prostitution: Orange Place

As part of the multi-agency sting operation conducted out of a local hotel room, and with Orange officers taking part, at least three women were arrested on prostitution charges Oct. 21, including:

— A Mansfield woman, 20, who agreed to have sex for an hour for $200 around 5 p.m., then was also charged with resisting arrest when she refused to put her hands behind her back

— A Parma woman, 31, who also negotiated a price of $200 for an hour, then had undercover police meet her in her room at another Orange motel around 9 p.m. Police found a warrant with Solon and took her to the jail there.

— A Seven Hills woman, 46, who agreed to perform oral sex for a negotiated price of $120, admitting to conducting sex-for-hire at 9:40 p.m.

Aggravated robbery (gun), larceny-theft: Orange Place

An Akron woman, 23, reported around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 that she had planned on hooking up for sex with a man she had met online, but when she opened the door to her room at the Courtyard Marriott, he pointed a gun at her head, demanding money and her phone.

She told him she had no money and gave him the phone, for which he made her give him her password, then forced her into the bathroom and told her not to leave. A few minutes later, she called the front desk from the hotel room phone.

The visibly shaken woman described the suspect as a Black man in his mid- to late 20s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and heavier set, possibly wearing a red sweatshirt and dark sweatpants.

T-Mobile initially refused to track her phone.

As for suspects, she said she had noticed three men standing by an older

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Woman is arrested after “fight” at hotel: Independence Police Blotter


Disorderly conduct, Quarry Lane

A woman was arrested for disorderly conduct when police responded to a reported fight between two women and a man inside a hotel at 10:16 Oct. 10. When police questioned the three suspects, they each told the officer “they were having sex, not fighting,” reports said. All three were evicted from the hotel.  A short time later, police were called back to the hotel as one of the women had returned. She was cited and later released to her brother.

Employees at Independence Excavating reported a pickup truck stolen from a garage on the property at 4:42 a.m. Oct. 11. The company provided police with surveillance camera footage showing a man arriving at the property, cutting the lock on the gate, and trying to enter several vehicles in the company lot. The stolen 2016 GMC Sierra was inside the garage, unlocked with its keys inside. The suspect is seen backing the pickup he arrived in into the man door of the garage in order to jar it open. He is then seen leaving in the Sierra. Reports did not indicate where or how the suspect’s pickup was driven from the lot.

Theft, Chestnut Oval

A woman reported leaving her purse and phone inside a Drug Mart store at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The woman checked with store personnel who told her that the purse had not been turned in to the lost and found.  In addition to the victim’s driver’s license and credit cards, the $50 purse contained a $60 wallet, $800 iPhone, and $23 cash.

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Intoxicated hotel guest arrested for disorderly conduct: North Olmsted Police Blotter


Disorderly conduct: Country Club Boulevard

Police responded to a report of a disorderly guest at 6:21 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Extended Stay America hotel on Country Club Boulevard west of Great Northern Boulevard.

Officers learned that an intoxicated woman was causing a disturbance by stumbling around the front lobby and bothering nearby guests. A manager, who had received noise complaints from other guests, had unsuccessfully asked the woman to keep the noise down, according to a police report.

The hotel manager asked police to assist in evicting the woman and a second woman who was in their room.

The second woman appeared to be sober. She was released, but told to leave the hotel. The intoxicated woman was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Petty theft: Brookpark Road

Officers at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 12 responded to Walmart after store security reported that they were holding a shoplifting suspect.

An asset protection employee told police that he saw the woman, driving an electric cart, removing items of clothing from store displays and placing them in plastic shopping bags. The woman grabbed a Pepsi and proceeded past the cashiers without making any attempt to pay for the items in her cart, according to the employee.

The value of the recovered items — mostly clothing — totaled more than $318. The woman told the police she is homeless. Officers charged her with petty theft and she was held in police custody until her mother could take custody of her.

Improper handling of a firearm: Brookpark Road

Officers at 2:22 a.m. Oct. 9 stopped a car on Brookpark near Great Northern Boulevard. Officers charged the woman driver with driving without a license.

During the traffic stop, officers searched the driver, her male passenger and the car. Before the search, the driver and her passenger denied having any drugs or weapons and agreed to a search. However, during the search, officers found that the passenger had a 9mm handgun in his waistband that was loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition. Officers also found an empty 9mm magazine in the car and 1.9 grams of suspected marijuana.

Police charged the man with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

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Naked, mad and tattooed, mother walks around hotel after passing out in the bathtub: Strongsville Police Blotter


Bathtub blues, Royalton Road: On Oct. 10, a Royalton Road hotel maintenance worker called police after receiving a complaint about water coming out of a room.

Upon entering the room, they found a woman passed out in the bathtub with a sleeping toddler nearby. At that point, the naked woman was walking around the hotel yelling at the worker for waking up her sleeping 2-year-old.

An arriving officer talked to the heavily tattooed woman, who it turned out had a warrant. However, Brunswick Hills asked for her to be advised of the warrant and released.

The officer noted the woman, who wasn’t under the influence, said she fell asleep in the tub, but was now alert. She did call her mother to come stay with her.

Suspicious situation, Prospect Drive: On Oct. 10, a resident called police after hearing three or four screaming girls jump out of a car or a van and start running toward Rudy Drive.

An arriving officer searched the area, but was unable to locate any screaming girls.

Disturbance, Pearl Road: On Oct. 10, a Pearl Road resident called police about what sounded like a loud party taking place in front of the apartment complex.

An arriving officer located six people, who were advised of the complaint.

Suspicious situation, Royalton Road: On Oct. 10, a police officer doing a premise check of a Royalton Road business saw what looked like a gun in plain view inside of an unlocked vehicle.

The officer checked the weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun. The officer put it back inside of the vehicle.

Street racing, Royalton Road: On Oct. 10, police observed a Nissan sedan without a license plate racing two other vehicles on Royalton Road.

It turned out the passenger had a warrant from North Olmsted; however, that police department asked for the passenger to be advised of his warrant and released.

As for the driver, they were cited for speeding, as well as given a warning about racing and not having a license plate.

Confused man, Westwood Drive: On Oct. 10, a Plain Dealer delivery person called police after seeing a sleeping man sitting in the lobby of Westwood Place.

An arriving officer talked to the man, who was a little confused. The man was escorted to his room.

Dog lover, SouthPark Center: On Oct. 10, an animal lover called police after seeing a dog locked inside of a black Kia Forte parked in a lower lot.

The caller said the dog was panting because the windows were only cracked a little bit. An arriving officer located the Kia, which checked out fine.

Not only was the dog fine, but it was only 70 degrees outside and the windows were sufficiently cracked. When the officer checked back a short time later, the vehicle was gone.

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Man, suspecting he had COVID, leaves home to quarantine and is found dead in Beachwood hotel: Lyndhurst police blotter

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Body found: Park East Drive


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At 10:55 a.m. Oct. 18, a Lyndhurst man reported that his son, 31, had not returned home and had not answered his cell phone. Police went to the son’s home on Harwich Road. There, the missing man’s roommate said that the subject of the search was staying at a hotel in Beachwood.

The roommate told police the wrong hotel name, so he was not immediately found. However, at 12:50 p.m. Oct. 18, Beachwood police found the man’s body in a room at Hotel Indigo, 3581 Park East Drive.

It was learned that the man had flu-like symptoms and, believing he may have COVID-19, went to the hotel to self-quarantine. Several cold medicines were found in the hotel room. Foul play and suicide have been ruled out as causes of his death. The medical examiner will make a ruling on the cause of death.

Fleeing and eluding: Meadow Wood Boulevard

At 2:05 a.m. Oct. 18, an officer attempted to stop a car that was speeding on Meadow Wood Boulevard. The officer gave chase and the car, while on South Green Road, was traveling 65 miles per hour. The car turned onto Acacia Drive in South Euclid and crashed into two poles. The driver, a South Euclid boy, 17, got out of the car and ran. He was soon apprehended.

Although he was not injured, the boy old police he had no recollection of the chase after the officer initially activated his car’s overhead lights. Police charged the boy with speeding, fleeing and eluding, a curfew violation, drug/marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia (a scale), and reckless operation.

Disturbance: Mayfield Road

At 6:40 p.m. Oct. 17, a Chagrin Falls man, 25, reported that he had been assaulted by an older man while at Jet’s Pizza, 5350 Mayfield Road. The caller stood in the store’s parking lot behind the other man’s car as he spoke with dispatch in order to prevent the older man, 60, of Mayfield Village, from leaving.

At the scene, police heard conflicting stories and learned that there was no assault, and that only an argument took place. The Mayfield man was upset that the Chagrin Falls man was not properly wearing his mask while inside Jet’s. Neither party sought to file a charge against the other.

Felonious assault: Ridgebury Boulevard

At 5:10 p.m. Oct. 17, a Richmond Heights man, 36, called police to report that while he was with his girlfriend, 40, of Euclid, at a Ridgebury Boulevard home, the woman’s former boyfriend kicked in the home’s door and entered. The ex-boyfriend was brandishing a gun and threatened to kill the woman.

The current boyfriend ran from the house and then called police. The current boyfriend told dispatch that he heard a gunshot fired at the home after he ran. When police arrived at the home, the woman said that her former boyfriend, 57, of Richmond Heights, fired a shot into her car’s radiator and then drove away. Police

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