Police Blotter: Grandpa Scammed by Fake Grandson; Car Doors Opened at Steakhouse
The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department
A Hunting Meadows man sent two checks totaling $3,600 to someone he thought was his grandson, a report said.
Police said the man was tricked into believing his grandson was in trouble in Mexico. He went to Walmart and had money sent to Mexico City to help him.
The scam is a fairly common one in which a young person calls an elderly man or woman and claims to be their grandson and in trouble -- often in jail or the victim of a crime -- and asks for help.
Open Door Policy
The manager of Longhorn Steakhouse called police Saturday night to report some cars in the parking lot had their doors and trunks standing open.
Police found two vehicles with passenger doors ajar. Both owners said nothing seemed to be missing.
Both had been left unlocked.
Officers checked other parking lots in the area and found no other doors open.
Egging Times 2
Residents on Montclare Boulevard and Harper Road reported people throwing eggs from a car Saturday night.
Three eggs hit a house on Harper about 10:10 p.m., causing no damage. The resident saw two cars pulling away.
On Montclare, someone drove by about 10:30 p.m. and threw eggs at a house, damaging the screen door.
About 4:30 a.m. Sunday, a passerby stopped a police officer on Montclare to report hearing kids screaming in the area. The officer couldn't find anyone.
Call the Police?
A resident told police two teenagers ran through his yard about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, screaming "call the police."
He did, but officers couldn't find anyone in trouble in the Marks-North Albion roads area.
Walking Home -- to Parma
Employees at the BP station on Royalton Road reported a very intoxicated man about 9 p.m. Saturday.
The man wasn't causing a disturbance, but didn't leave when employees asked him to.
Police offered him a ride to his home in Parma, but he said he'd walk.
A half hour later, the man was at Rockne's -- again, not causing trouble, but not leaving.
This time, officers didn't take no for an answer. They drove him home.