Mysterious Writer Says Obama Voters 'Going to Hell': Best of the Blotter
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
An ideological threat — Political tensions are high between some Lakewood residents, and not just because of stolen signs.
Several residents in the 17000 block of Narragansett Avenue told police about a note they received in their mailboxes on Oct. 26. The writer said they would be "going to hell if they voted for President Obama in the upcoming elections.”
The author remains unknown, and police have been asked to stay alert for more incidents.
Sleepy break-in — Cuyahoga Falls Police arrested a man who is accused of breaking into another man's home and sleeping in his bed this week.
A resident woke up around 4 a.m. Thursday to find that his home had been broken into. When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Jacob S. Parker asleep in the resident's bed. Parker, an Akron resident, became violent when police tried to wake him. He was then tasered.
Officers also saw Parker's car parked in the driveway with the driver's side door open. The car contained items belonging to Parker's girlfriend, who was at home and intoxicated.
He was arraigned Thursday at Stow Municipal Court on charges of burglary and resisting arrest.
Unwelcome gestures — Police say a Mantua man got intoxicated before making women uncomfortable inside a Twinsburg grocery store and in the parking lot.
A woman called police on Oct. 24 to report a man who allegedly licked his lips while looking at her and her daughter as he drove up and down the parking lot aisles of Giant Eagle. Police found an open beer can in 21-year-old Steven Negrich's truck, but the man was already inside the store by that point.
Officers said Negrich was "staggering" around the store. He denied making the gesture, but admitted to drinking the beer.
A pharmacist also said that Negrich entered the woman's restroom while she was using it. She said he stood in the room and smiled at her before exiting.
Police arrested Negrich on disorderly conduct and intoxication charges.