April 22, 2024


Built General Tough

Wallet thief doesn’t procrastinate on home improvement projects: Orange Police Blotter


Theft from building: Wall Street

Police responded to Whole Foods just before 11 a.m. May 20 for a report of a Hudson woman whose wallet had been taken from her purse while she was shopping.

Within 20 minutes, as she was writing out her statement for police, Capital One sent an alert that her credit card had just been denied at the Maple Heights Home Depot for an attempted purchase totaling $2,023. The case was turned over to detectives.

Animal bites: Park Avenue

A Canton woman, 63, called police May 17 to report that she had been attacked and bitten in the buttocks by a Doberman pinscher the previous day around 2 p.m. as she was being seated on the patio at Condado Tacos in Pinecrest.

The dog was with an as-yet-unidentified party at the next table. The wound left five puncture marks, for which the victim sought medical attention and was prescribed an antibiotic.

Police said restaurant management had made an internal incident report, with no further communication with the victim at the time she called police. The party with the Doberman was still unknown in the early going, having left the scene shortly after the incident occurred.

Theft (parts from vehicle): Chagrin Boulevard

An employee at LJI Collision reported around 4 p.m. May 17 that he had just witnessed two men steal a catalytic converter from his co-worker’s car in the parking lot.

He took a photo of the older model Chevrolet Trailblazer — black with silver trim — with two men inside after the passenger, described as white, balding and tattooed, got out with a battery-operated reciprocating Sawzall to remove part of the exhaust from a 2007 Subaru Forester.

The Forester is owned by a Burton man, 32, who planned to replace the part without an insurance claim.

The temporary tag was unreadable in the photo as the Trailblazer then headed west on Chagrin toward Beachwood.

Drunk driving, driving under suspension, marijuana possession: Orange Place

Responding to the Extended Stay North for a personal welfare check at 1:38 a.m. May 23, police found a running 2012 Chevrolet Traverse with the driver, 25, from Warrensville Heights, slumped over with her head resting on the steering wheel and the car still in drive.

Two cruisers wedged the SUV in as an officer put the car in park and took the keys out of the ignition.

Once awakened, the driver did not know where she was and disregarded directions multiple times, while instead going through her phone and handing police credit cards instead of identification.

She was taken to jail and registered a .19 blood-alcohol content on the Breathalyzer — more than double the legal limit of .08.

Police said they also found an oxycodone bottle and a bag containing 39 grams of suspected marijuana in her purse.

Theft (license plate): Orange Place

A Fleming, Ohio, woman reported around 7:30 a.m. May 21 that the rear license plate had been removed from her 2011 GMC Terrain while it was parked overnight at the Courtyard Marriott.

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