Police Blotter: The Gift of a Dead Raccoon; 2 Reports of Gunshots; Attempted Burglary
The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department
Police were called to Circle K, 9080 Pearl Rd., about 4:30 p.m. June 23 after someone drove up in an older white convertible, got out and placed a dead raccoon in front of the store.
A report said the animal was left next to a party bag.
The driver, a man wearing a baseball cap, then left southbound on Pearl.
A witness told store employees what happened. Police bagged the raccoon and disposed of it.
While a Squirrel Hollow family was out the evening of June 22, someone apparently tried to break in by removing the back screen door, a report said.
The burglar did not get into the house.
Residents on Howe Road and the Webster Road-Blazey Trail area reported gunshots June 23.
The Howe resident said bullets actually whizzed by him about 7:40 p.m. He said he was working in his back yard when he heard what sounded like .22-cal. rounds hitting off trees.
Police couldn't find anyone in the area.
About 9:50 p.m., the sounds of an automatic weapon were reported in the Webster-Blazey area.
An officer in the area at the time said he heard fireworks coming from north of the turnpike.
A second caller who lives on Crabapple Courtsaid the shots appeared to be coming from Jasmine Court.
The source of the noises couldn't be pinpointed.
Someone stole a stop sign from the corner of Misty Lake Drive and Timberline Drive the night of June 22.
Bolts were found on the ground, so whoever took it had wrenches, a report said.
The service department replaced the sign June 23.
A store at SouthPark Mall questioned whether a $100 bill was real because it didn't have the telltale strips running through it.
Police looked at the bill and said it was fine -- it was made in 1985, before the security strips were put in.