Woman Thinks She Tracked Down Thief at Mall: Police Blotter
The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department
A woman whose car was broken into thought she had tracked down the suspect after spotting someone who looked like the perpetrator at the food court at SouthPark Mall.
The woman's car was entered in North Olmsted, where she lives.
A report said the thief stole the woman's credit card, which was then used at a gas station. The gas station gave her a picture from its surveillance camera of the man who used the card.
She called police to the mall about 1 p.m. March 16, saying she saw a man eating at the food court who looked like the guy in the picture.
Police said the photo was too grainy to make a positive identification, but officers spoke with the man and his friend anyway.
They denied any involvement, and the officer said he believed them.
Woman Invites Herself In
Residents of Howe Road called police about 8 p.m. March 16, saying a woman was standing on their porch, asking if she could stay with them.
The woman told police she has no family and nowhere to go.
Police put her on an RTA bus and the driver said he would take her to a shelter in Cleveland.
Another Uninvited Guest
Two families on Cartwright Parkway called police shortly before 4 a.m. March 17 saying someone was pounding on their doors.
A report said the man was trying to find his sister's house on Sassafras Drive. The sister called police and said she had been driving around looking for him.
Police cited him for disorderly conduct and delivered him to his sister's.
Someone spread steak sauce on a garage door on Saratoga Trail early March 16.
An egg was also thrown at a window.
A Kylemore Drive mom reported that her 12-year-old son heard what sounded like gunfire while he was walking home from school March 15.
It was quiet when police arrived, but officers spoke with neighbors who said they have heard shots coming from Brunswick Hills in the past.