Police Blotter: A Theft from Car, But Not Really; 2 Cases of Parking Lot Rage
The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department
A man taking a walk on Rustic Hollow watched a girl get out of a car, walk up a driveway, rifle through a car and take out a GPS about 9:20 p.m. Nov. 18.
He kept her there until police arrived.
Turns out, it was her ex-boyfriend's GPS -- she was jealous he had a new girlfriend and was looking for evidence of her.
The ex chose not to prosecute.
Stress in Parking Lots
Police were called to the Target lot Nov. 16 about a man in a red Ford screaming at a woman in a white Lexus over a parking spot.
Officers stood by until both left the area.
The same day, a man at Costco lost it when another vehicle came to close to his at the gas pumps.
Both had left when police arrived.
A man walking his dog behind businesses on Prospect Road reported finding a duffel bag with a police badge on it Nov. 16.
A report said police recovered two purses behind the building. Officers left a message at one owner's house in Brunswick and delivered the other to the Strongsville victim's home.
The woman's husband said his car had been broken into at Emerald Woods Golf Course a few weeks ago.
And That Mud Came From . . . ?
Police stopped a Jeep as it left the former Allen Elementary School about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
The driver said he was trying to help a disabled vehicle by the school. The mud all over the Jeep came from his house, he said.
But a witness said he saw the Jeep being driven all over the property. The driver was cited for trespassing and driving under suspension.