Rocky River Police Blotter: October 30th

Rocky River - Below are items of interest from the Rocky River Police Department from Tuesday, 10/23/2018, through Monday, 10/29/2018. 

On 10/24/2018 at about 2:15 AM police stopped a car on Interstate 90 w/b near Detroit Rd. for an equipment violation. Officers smelled marijuana coming from within the vehicle and discovered marijuana within. In addition, an Airsoft airgun designed to resemble a Smith & Wesson handgun was recovered. The driver, 32-year-old Keysha Reynolds from Avon, was cited with Possession of Marijuana. 2018-02031 Incident is attached. 

On 10/25/2018 at about 7:35 PM a 34-year-old Westlake woman reported that her wallet was stolen while she was shopping at Whole Foods on Detroit Rd. in the produce section of the store. Detectives are investigating.

 •On 10/26/2018 at about 12:45 AM an Elmwood Rd. resident reported that a man as attempting to get into a house across the street, was pounding on front and back doors, swearing, and throwing porch furniture. Police arrived and found the man, who said he had forgotten his keys and couldn't get into the house. The man was intoxicated such that he was unable to care for himself. The 48-year-old Rocky River man was arrested for Disorderly Conduct While Intoxicated. 

On 10/26/2018 at about 2:15 PM a Bristol Lane resident reported that a man driving a white Toyota SUV stopped in front of the house urinated outdoors before continuing east on Center Ridge Rd. The complainant got the license plate of the vehicle and was able to identify the registered owner, a 72-year-old Cleveland Hts. man, as the offender. Charges are pending. 

On 1028/2018 at about 1:00 AM a caller reported someone was attempting to get into his Detroit Rd. apartment. At about the same time, a man who sounded intoxicated called 911 to report that someone was in his apartment and would not let him in. The 911 caller,  62-year-old John Gallagher from Cleveland, was intoxicated such that he was unaware of his surroundings and unable to care for himself. He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct While Intoxicated. 2018-02067 Incident attached. 

During the afternoon hours of 10/30/2018, two people called police to report that they received a phone call with the RRPD number displayed on caller ID informing them they had a warrant and needed to post bond. Neither person provided money or identifying information, but were concerned enough to call police. While police may occasionally call to advise a person a warrant has been issued, money will never be asked for over the phone. Additionally, the public can check for warrants issued by the Rocky River Municipal Court by calling the court or using the Court website,, in the Public Access section. It is likely these calls were scam attempts, similar to those where caller reports that a loved one was in an accident and needs money or the IRS tax collector scam, and the caller ID was spoofed.

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