Strongsville Police Blotter: Garage Door Opener is Key to Burglary
The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department
A Forestview Drive resident who left his garage door opener in his unlocked car gave a burglar an open invitation July 21.
Police said someone used the the opener to enter the garage and steal various items -- including the garage door opener.
The culprit is still at large.
Man Run Over
A 75-year-old man was run over by a car in the parking lot of Dapper Dan's, 10929 Prospect Rd., about 2:30 p.m. July 24.
A report said the man's leg was crushed by the car's rear wheel.
Child Used in Shoplifting
A woman called police July 24 to complain her brother's girlfriend's sister took her 11-year-old son to Walmart and had him shoplift for them.
An officer driving on Drake Road said a boy yelled an obscenity at him and mimicked shooting him as he passed July 24.
The officer called the boy's mother and told her what he did.
Biking While Intoxicated
A woman told police an intoxicated man on a bicycle hit her car ash she was pulling into Walmart about 11:30 p.m. July 22.
Police found the man inside the store and learned he was staying at a local motel. He was arrested for drunken driving.
A passerby alerted police to two young girls playing near a culvert with water rushing through it at Priem and Sprague roads July 22.
Police asked the girls to play in their own yard.
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