November 28, 2023

Roofer takes $10K, doesn’t do the job: Avon Lake police blotter

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Roofer takes K, doesn’t do the job: Avon Lake police blotter


Theft: Belmar Boulevard

A resident reported on May 13 that he paid more than $10,000 to a man for a roofing job that was never started.

Burglary: Woodbridge Way

A resident reported someone had entered her garage and stole her purse from her unlocked car on May 16.

Weapons violation: Lake Road

A bar employee reported someone discharged a firearm in the bathroom on May 14. No one in the bar saw anyone leave the men’s room after the shot was fired. There were no injuries from this incident.

Theft: Webber Road

On May 14, a woman’s car window was broken, and a purse stolen.

Impaired driving: Lear Road

Police stopped a driver for speeding 49 mph in a 25-mph zone around 2:45 a.m. on May 15. The driver appeared to be under the influence and was cited for speeding and expired plates. The car was towed.

Disorderly conduct: Dorchester Drive

On May 7, police investigated a report of a suspicious person. An intoxicated male had caused a disturbance at a residence while attempting to walk home. He was cited for disorderly conduct intoxication and transported to his residence in Avon.

House fire: Jaycox Road

On May 9, policed assisted with a house fire. Nobody was hurt and nothing appeared to be suspicious about the cause.

Theft: Inwood Boulevard

A resident reported her fire pit was stolen on May 13.

Assault: Vanda Avenue

On April 28, police investigated a reported assault. Officers spoke with a juvenile female who had suffered minor injuries from an assault by her juvenile boyfriend. She was treated on scene, and the suspect fled the scene and could not be located.

Criminal damaging: English Turn

Officers were dispatched April 30 for a report of teens banging on windows of occupied houses. One house had a window broken by the juveniles. A caller had two juveniles with him, and they were taken into custody. Two others were contacted later. All face charges in Juvenile Court.

Blocking roadway: Moore Road

On May 4, several people called reported a train blocking the railroad crossing.

Theft: Beachwood Avenue

A resident reported on May 5 that she received a phone call from someone who stated they worked for First Energy who said she owed $500 and had to pay immediately or her electricity would be shut off. The resident paid through Zelle, then checked her First Energy account online and saw that her outstanding balance was less than the $500 and realized that she had been scammed.

Hit-skip: Lake Road

On May 5, police responded to a a hit-skip accident near Westhore Drive. Officers located the car and cited the driver for stopping after accident-public roadway and assured clear distance ahead.

Warrant arrest: Webber Road

Police stopped a driver for no taillights on May 8. The driver was wanted on a warrant through Cleveland Police and was transferred to their custody.

Warrant arrest: Moore Road

Police stopped a driver for driving under suspension and expired on May 13. He was wanted on a warrant through Pepper Pike Police. He was taken into custody and transported to meet an officer from Pepper Pike.