Bay Village Police Blotter: Distracted Robbery

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On December 15, at around 3:38pm, Bay Village Police stopped a vehicle on Columbia Road at Wolf Road for an equipment violation. When police spoke with the male operator, a 23 year old North Olmsted resident, they found that he was driving under suspension and had active warrants with Cleveland PD and Parma PD. The male passenger, a 24 year old Cleveland resident, also had active warrants with other law enforcement agencies. During the stop, the passenger fled from police, on foot, into a relative’s home in the 400 block of Columbia Road. Police were able to locate the male and take him into custody. After an investigation, it was also discovered that the driver was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and the passenger had just used drugs. The operator was taken into custody and the passenger was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Both are facing charges in Rocky River Municipal Court.

On December 16, 2019 at 4:33pm Bay Village Police responded to the 27000 block of Lincoln Road to take a criminal damaging complaint. Officers arrived and found that someone had broken the front glass storm door of the home. While on scene, another neighbor approached officers and stated that someone broke the rear window of his vehicle. Bay Village Detectives are investigating.

On December 17, 2019 at 2:29am, Bay Village Police noticed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked illegally on Douglas Road just south of Lake Road. Police spoke with the male operator, a 28 year old Cleveland resident, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The operator failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. The male later submitted to an Intoxilyzer test which showed a .222 blood alcohol content. He is facing charges in Rocky River Municipal Court.

On December 18, 2019 at 2:42am, Bay Village Police were checking on a suspicious vehicle parked near the area of Upland Road and East Oakland Road. Officers noted the vehicle in question had a broken out driver’s side window, a stripped steering column and fictitious registration. Officers also found fresh footprints leading to nearby home. Officers made contact with the homeowner and checked the residence. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the male operator of the vehicle, a 37 year old Cleveland resident, was inside the home with the homeowner’s daughter. The male had active warrants with the Avon PD and was taken into custody. The homeowner’s daughter was charged with Obstructing Official Business for impeding police investigation.

On December 19, 2019 at 4:52pm, an Edinborough Road resident called BVPD to report that she was the victim of burglary. The resident stated she was scammed when let a Hispanic male into her home and was inquiring about her water pressure. While they were chatting, another male snuck into the home and was stealing items from the homeowner. The pair eventually left the scene in a dark-colored sports utility vehicle. Other neighboring cities reported similar crimes around that same time. BVPD Detectives are investigating.

On December 20, 2019 at 1:26pm, Bay Village Police were dispatched to the area of Bradley Road and Walker Road on report of a Hit-Skip accident. Officers arrived and were met by the victim who stated an SUV struck her vehicle and left the scene. Westlake Police were called for mutual aid and eventually found the suspect vehicle when it crashed in the area of Hilliard and Crocker. The male operator appeared to be under the influence, was incoherent and was transported to the hospital. BVPD responded to the hospital and confirmed their suspicions that the male was under the influence. The male is facing charges in Rocky River Municipal Court with additional charges pending results of a blood test.

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