Bay Village Police Blotter: Fraudulent Bill For Insurance

(Bay Village) - On October 21, at 8:05am, a male, 21 year-old Grafton resident, arrived on station to turn himself in on a probation violation warrant through Rocky River Municipal Court. Officers conducted a search of his person before he entered the jail facility. Upon doing so, officers found a small foil wrapper with a suspicious powdery substance inside. The male denied the substance was drugs and it was later sent to a lab for testing. The male is facing drug charges pending lab results.

On October 23, at 1:59pm, Bay Village Police were met on station by a victim of identity fraud. The victim reported that she received a bill from Geico Insurance for over $2,700 for car insurance. The victim called Geico and found that someone opened an insurance account using her name when buying a Mercedes Benz. The Geico Fraud Department reported they would take care of the issue for her and she would not be out any money. Bay Village Detectives are investigating.

On October 24, at 2:54am, Bay Village Police were on patrol in the area of Lake Road and Clague Road when they stopped a vehicle for a moving traffic violation. Police spoke with the female operator, a 24 year old, Cleveland resident who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The female failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. On station, the operator refused to submit to an Intoxilyzer test to measure her blood alcohol content. She is facing charges in Rocky River Municipal Court.

On October 25, at 1:16am, Bay Village Police were patrolling in the area of Lake Road and Pinewood Road when they noticed a vehicle committing numerous traffic violations and attempted to evade detection by pulling into a random driveway. Police investigated and found that the male operator of the vehicle, a 17 year-old Fairview Park resident, was operating the vehicle while under the influence. Further, his female passenger, a 16 year-old Bay Village resident, was also under the influence of alcohol. The male operator failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. On station, the male submitted to an Intoxilyzer test which showed a .117 blood alcohol content. The male is facing OVI charges and the passenger was charged with Underage Consumption. Both will face charges in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.

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