Strongsville Police Blotter: Woman Has Purr-fect Alibi for Hang-up Call
The following information was supplied by the Strongsville police department
A 911 hang-up call sent police to a Whitney Road apartment about 6 a.m. June 2, but the reported caller had little to say.
Officers got no response when they knocked, but the tenant eventually came to the door and said she had been asleep and did not hear them.
She said she did not dial 911 and believes her cat must have done it.
A report said dispatchers have received a number of other 911 hang-up calls from the same number in the past.
Fake Cash, Real Theft
Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to pay for some juice at the Shell station, 15635 Royalton Rd., with a counterfeit $20 May 31.
The clerk refused to take the fake bill, but the man had already opened the juice and left with it. When an employee tried to stop him, he almost pulled out with her hanging on his car door, the report said.
He was an older man with a mustache, wearing a fisherman's hat.
Not a Winner
A Meadow Trail woman received a suspicious phone call and envelope in the mail and believed someone may be trying to scam her.
Police assured her that was, in fact, the case -- that she had not won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes and should not wire $2,000 to Georgia.
A Scarlet Oak Trail man is also a victim of fraudulent charges on his credit and debit cards. Several customers of Century Federal Credit Union reported in the last week that their cards were used at Target in California.
In this case, it appears someone made $646 worth of purchases in Australia.
Shrubs Fall Victim
A Nanci Drive resident returned home May 31 after being away for the weekend and found his shrubs damaged -- and his neighbor knew why.
The neighbor saw a vehicle driven by an alleged drunken driver go off the road and into the yard. The neighbor talked with the driver, who left his information and agreed to pay for the damages.
The resident then called the driver, who made arrangements to settle up.