Big Animal Eating Prey on Pearl; Dog Comes Home Smelling Funny
The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department
A passerby reported seeing "a very large animal" that was "eating another animal" on Pearl Road by GFS about 1 a.m. Sept. 21.
The animal seemed aggressive and snarled when he walked by, a report said.
Police found the animal, which was a dog, and its prey, which was a pizza.
A report said the white German shepherd had been seen in the area over the last few days and runs when anyone approaches.
It has not been reported missing, but appears to be wearing a collar and dragging part of a leash.
An Acacia Drive resident got suspicious when his dog ran off and returned smelling like sulphur and gasoline early Sept. 23.
The man said he saw someone in a car leave a beer bottle in the street and wondered if they had thrown something at the pup.
Nope. Police took a whiff and said the culprit was easy to identify -- the dog got a direct hit from a skunk.
Officers offered the man some clean-up tips.
Oops -- Forgot Something
Police noticed a garage door open on Northpointe Circle about 12:45 a.m. Sept. 23 -- and a car inside with a door standing ajar.
An officer made contact with the resident, who checked and found nothing missing from the car.
He told police he may have forgotten to close the door.
Theft from Car
A briefcase and wallet were stolen from a car on Woodhurst Drive the night of Sept. 20.
A wallet was also reported stolen from a vehicle on Scotch Pine Way the same night.
On Sept. 23, another Woodhurst resident found a bookbag with a laptop in it. Police returned them to the theft victim.