Rocky River Police Blotter: Scammers Pretend To Be Police Detective

Rocky River Police

News notes from the Rocky River, Ohio Police Department:

ROCKY RIVER, OH - Several northeast Ohio residents reported receiving phone calls from a man identifying himself as Rocky River Police Detective Keith Hunter, telling them that their social security number had been compromised, and asking for a return phone call. The Rocky River Police Department does not have anyone named Keith Hunter working as a Detective or in any other capacity. The phone number provided does not belong to the Rocky River Police Department, and the phone number on the caller ID is not a Rocky River Police Department number. If anyone calls claiming to be a member of the RRPD, you may verify that by calling 440-331-1234 and selecting Ext. 0 to talk with a dispatcher. Do not provide personal identifying information, including birth dates or social security numbers, to people that call you unless you are certain whom you are talking to. Legitimate businesses will always allow you to call a number you are familiar with and are certain is legitimate in the rare circumstances it is necessary to provide personal information over the phone.

10/14/2020 Theft

Vehicles entered during the overnight hours include:

Beechnut Lane – 2 vehicles, approximately $50.00 in cash and a credit card were taken

Locust Lane – 1 vehicle, loose change taken.

All the vehicles were left unlocked in the driveway, there are no suspects at this time.

10/17/2020 Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

At approximately 2:00 AM a Francis Dr. resident reported to RRPD that his 2013 Mitsubishi was taken from in front of his home. The key fob and his wallet were both left in the unlocked car. The vehicle has not been recovered and there are no suspects at this time. The detective bureau is investigating.

10/17/2020 Theft

Unlocked vehicles entered overnight:

One vehicle on Parklane was entered, nothing of value taken.

Riverwood – 1 vehicle, approximately $20.00 taken

Purnell – 1 vehicle, sunglasses were taken.

10/17/2020 Grand Theft Motor Vehicle

A Malvern Dr. resident reported that sometime overnight her 2017 Nissan Rogue was stolen from her driveway. They keys were left in the vehicle. The car has not been recovered and there are no suspects at this time. The detective bureau is investigating.

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