Rocky River -
Theft: On 4/24/2020 a resident of Southbend Drive reported that her son's bike had been stolen from their garage at approximately 9:30 pm. While on scene taking a report officers noticed a man riding a bike that matched the description of the stolen bike. Officers determined that the man, Christopher Waite 29 years old of Rocky River, had taken the bike out of the garage without permission. He told police that he needed to go out and had no transportation. Waite to be cited with Receiving Stolen Property(RSP) in the RRMC; the bike was valued at $60.00.
Theft: On 4/25/2020 a report that a catalytic convertor was stolen from a Toyota Prius in the Saxon House parking lot on Linden Road overnight and another theft from a Toyota Prius on Elmwood Rd. on 4/26/2020 in the early hours. There are no suspects at this time.
Property Damage: On 4/27/2020 at 3:30 a.m. a caller reported a vehicle on Pease Dr. had struck several objects and another vehicle in the parking lot. When Officers arrived they made contact with the driver of the car, James Lacavera, 23 of Lakewood, OH. Lacavera initially denied driving the vehicle but later admitted to being the driver. He hit 2 light poles and another vehicle. There were no signs of impairment and charges are pending.
The Police Department has received at least two calls from residents about scams with a caller reporting to the would-be victim that they represented a utility company and the power would be disconnected if late payments were not caught up. The caller instructed the victim to buy gift cards and call back with card numbers. None of the people that reported the attempted fraud followed through with the request and no money was lost.
Beginning Wednesday, April 29th at about 8:00 AM Wagar Road will be closed in both directions at the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks for repairs and improvements. A detour is posted and motorists should avoid the area. The closure is expected to last about ten days.
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