Bay Village Police Blotter: Microsoft Scams And An Oops From An Uber

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On Aug. 13 at around 1:00pm, a Bay Village resident reported to police that she was the victim of a fraud. The female reported that she responded to the “Microsoft scam” when a pop-up ad appeared on her computer. The ad directed her to a website that would “fix” her virus-infected computer. The victim provided her credit card information and purchased gift cards worth over $2,400 in an attempt to fix the situation. She has since realized it was a mistake and reported the situation to police. Bay Village Detectives are investigating.

On Aug. 15 at around 1:10am, Bay Village Police stopped a vehicle on Cahoon Road north of Wolf Road for a moving violation. Officers spoke with the operator, who explained that he was an Uber driver and was trying to get his fares home. The investigating officer noticed that the two fares in the back seat were heavily intoxicated and appeared under 21. The two individuals, a 19-year-old Bay Village male, and a 19-year-old Chagrin Falls female, were removed from the vehicle and subsequently failed sobriety tests. The pair were arrested for Underage Alcohol prohibitions and are facing charges in Rocky River Municipal Court. The Uber driver was strongly advised about his driving.

On Aug. 17 at around 1:54am, Bay Village Police stopped a vehicle on Wolf Road at Elmwood Road for numerous moving violations. Officers found that the male operator, a 48-year-old Bay Village resident, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The operator failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. On station, the male agreed to submit to an Intoxilyzer test which showed a .235 blood alcohol content. The male is facing charges in Rocky River Municipal Court.

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