Fairview Park Police Blotter: Minotti’s Beverage Window Smashed Out


April 19, 2022                       Trespassing        22115 Brookpark Road                 1053hrs

Officers were dispatched to the Ramada Inn for an unwanted guest. Dispatch relayed that the male was asked to leave by management and removed from the property a day prior by our department. Hotel management explained to me that 42-year-old Cleveland resident was supposed to cut the grass at the property the day before and he did not finish the job. The police were called and the male was removed from the property. He came back and was loitering and acting erratically. He was carrying a large metal wrench around and that it was believed He had broken or removed two security cameras around the Ramada.

An Officer told the male to drop the wrench, he complied. The subject was very fidgety and could not stop moving around. He spoke extremely fast and could not explain to me why he was at the hotel. Officers then patted him down for weapons. Police noticed an orange needle cap sticking out of the male’s right jacket pocket. They located a small plastic baggy with white residue inside of the subject’s wallet. A further search located an uncapped needle and 3 counterfeits 20-dollar bills in his possession. The male was arrested and released on personal bond after being assigned a Rocky River Municipal Court date on charges of Criminal Trespass and possession of drug abuse instruments.

April 20, 2022              Assault       21255 Lorain Road                       2306hrs

Fairview Park Police Units were dispatched to respond to the Fairview Park Library parking lot for a report of a male and female having a physical altercation. Upon their arrival, they observed a 40-year-old male from Oakwood Village, and a 36-year-old female from Cleveland, walking in the parking lot driveway towards Lorain Road. Officers detained the couple. The pair were screaming at each other and the female screamed that she wanted her phone back from the male. He then handed her the phone. Officers spoke with the male who advised that they were drinking he went through the women’s phone and found some things he did not like. He got upset and began arguing with her. He then admitted that he put his hands on her and that he grabbed her by the shoulder and then by the neck. He appeared to be intoxicated and repeatedly began yelling at the woman. He was placed into handcuffs and placed into the rear of a cruiser. The woman said she was trying to walk away from him, but he physically attacked her several times, choked her, and pushed her down to the ground where he tried to drag her face across pavement. The male was arrested for assault and held in jail until he appeared in Rocky River Municipal Court.

April 24, 2022              Attempted B&E       20550 Lorain Road                       0412hrs

Officers responded to an alarm at Minotti’s Beverage. Responding officers observed a minivan driving slowly westbound on Lorain Road from the area of the business and noted a partial license plate and radioed it out. When police arrived, they found a front window of the building smashed but no entry had been gained. Officers of the North Olmsted Police Department saw the minivan observed by Fairview Park Police traveling westbound on Lorain Road at the Fairview Park/ North Olmsted city border at a high rate of speed. North Olmsted Officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the minivan refused to stop. After a pursuit the two occupants 25-year-old male and a 22-year-old male from Cleveland, of the minivan fled on foot at the intersection of Columbia Road and Lorain Road. They were taken into custody by officers from the North Olmsted, Fairview Park and Westlake Police Departments. Upon further investigation it was learned the van was stolen a few hours earlier from Parma, Ohio. The males were transported to the North Olmsted Jail where they were held on a myriad of felony charges until they appeared in Rocky River Municipal Court.

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