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Agents Confiscate Computers from Greenbrier Drive Home

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executes search warrant Wednesday morning

Police officers and agents from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at a Greenbrier Drive home.

Neighbors said the officers carried out computers, disks and what appeared to be boxes of files.

No charges have been filed against anyone who lives at the house.

Maria Russo, spokeswoman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason's office, confirmed that ICAC was on Greenbrier Drive, but could not comment further because the matter is pending.

But a neighbor said about seven vehicles, most unmarked, arrived on the street at 7 a.m. and officers wearing body armor and carrying battering rams went into the house. 

They stayed about two hours, said the neighbor, who declined to give his name.

He said the family at the house, a retired couple with grown children, has lived there about 35 years. 

Because police and prosecutors have not made an arrest, Strongsville Patch is not yet identifying the house or the family.

Mason's website says ICAC targets people who use the Internet to lure minors into illicit sexual relationships; or use the Internet to produce, distribute or solicit child pornography.

Jean Williams July 16, 2012 at 02:36 AM
what I find odd is the stares I get by you creepy people when I go down our city street, get a life and leave the other residents alone!!!
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Also Tom harassing people and trying to get them to move from their home is called Blocking Busting ask your attorney if he/she can explain this to you.Tell him /her to look up Federal law. Also let him read what has already been written. I will not be blogging anymore on this sight so please bring your comments over in person.after all it is the neighborly thing to do. I would think you treat your neighbors much better. also Tom you did say"(but now because of this news story I will make sure my kids are not alone on the street)" if you think our children are safe anywhere ask my parents how they felt when I was in the United States Air Force over seas and my brother was robbed and murdered here in the U.S.A at age 20.remember saying this Tom "Sam heres an idea for you why don't you start a block watch program and monitor whats going on in your neighborhood, so that the kiddie porn police dont have to keep coming on your street" That is called hate talk, Steering and Block Busting.again ask for legal advice.
tom m July 16, 2012 at 02:39 AM
jean LOL yep they stop what they are doing and just watch you go past ......I feel like im in a parade .....i should throw candy
tom m July 16, 2012 at 02:42 AM
thats ok sam you made enough threats on this page that if any cyclist/jogger ever gets harmed all they have to do is read what you have written
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Also Tom harassing people and trying to get them to move from their home is called Blocking Busting ask your attorney if he/she can explain this to you.Tell him /her to look up Federal law. Also let him read what has already been written. I will not be blogging anymore on this sight so please bring your comments over in person.after all it is the neighborly thing to do. I would think you treat your neighbors much better. also Tom you did say"(but now because of this news story I will make sure my kids are not alone on the street)" if you think our children are safe anywhere ask my parents how they felt when I was in the United States Air Force over seas and my brother was robbed and murdered here in the U.S.A at age 20.remember saying this Tom "Sam heres an idea for you why don't you start a block watch program and monitor whats going on in your neighborhood, so that the kiddie porn police dont have to keep coming on your street" That is called hate talk, Steering and Block Busting.again ask for legal advice.Also please be very careful of the words you choose with regards to the Federal Law that protects certain people in our country.again please have your council read all that has been written . Peace 2 all ,Sam
Jean Williams July 16, 2012 at 02:52 AM
if your son is Legally blind and you cared anything about him, than you should have the city erect a blind pedestrian crossing sign
Jean Williams July 16, 2012 at 02:57 AM
tom just go to the police station tomorrow and fill out a incident report , tell the officer you want to document the many written threats, give the officer the link to the story and let him print off a copy ( not you - let him print it) and just keep it on file
tom m July 16, 2012 at 03:06 AM
sam as you wrote "Oh one other fact to mention is that the pedestrian have the right of way even on these trails the bike Must stop & wait for the pedestrian to step aside." I have a question ....... how do you and others on your street access that trail to walk on it as a pedestrian
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I am sorry one more thing To James Murphy. You Said "the metroparks met with homeowners on greenbrier, and at that time did mention to them trailheads in a residential area actually causes the home values to RISE, since it is a very well sought after selling point. And I would love it if highpoint was connected to the metro park" I have never been to that meeting so you wouldn't mind repeating this when called upon to do so, I would suggest writing down all times ,dates and what was said to you in great detail.I don;t believe the Metro parks would be so reckless to give Real estate advice that's usually left to the lawyers and Real estate brokers backed up the Statistical dated to support this kind of statement. Once again we are all responsibly for our actions and words, so please choose them carefully. Kim L. Please forward to me all the information documentation you have with regards to your statement "and do not think that the associations in the area have not been talking to the city the park system and each other about the legal metropark access at the end of your street " I don't like to assume what I do not know, If your prefer to hold on to them I under stand. Please have your Legal counsel contact me.I will provide them with my counsel's information concerning State and Federal Law.It would probably be better to let them sort these statements out.
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 03:14 AM
James why would you say ", I just hope none of the perverts on the street try taking pictures of my kids" such a general statement is reckless as many of us living on Greenbrier dr. might agree .. respectfully, Salvador R. Giannola (Sam) .
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Jean Williams Great idea.Would you please do the same and produce the documented threats Sam. 10:57 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2012 tom just go to the police station tomorrow and fill out a incident report , tell the officer you want to document the many written threats, give the officer the link to the story and let him print off a copy ( not you - let him print it) and just keep it on file
tom m July 16, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Sam what are you rambling about Blocking Busting for my quote "the public is allowed to enter the parkway at greenbrier to access the mountain bike trail. and if you dont like it you might have to move, and again you live on a PUBLIC street (its not your street) that is a pretty simple statement .... if you dont like people biking past your house then you should move to an area that is far enough from the street that you dont see traffic
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 03:29 AM
I just re read my messages and I would have to ask you to please point out my threats. I believe in face to face working things out but the slenderest statements made by Jean Willams , Tom M, Kim L and James Murphy about people on Greenbrier is uncalled for and Hateful, Peace to all. Sam
tom m July 16, 2012 at 03:30 AM
blockbusting Definition The illegal and discriminatory practice of helping ethnic or minority individuals into predominantly non-ethnic or minority-dominated areas, and then using scare tactics to force current neighborhood residents to sell their homes at depressed prices. For example, a real estate broker would tell the current residents of an area that once the new, minority tenants move in that housing prices will tumble and crime will increase, even if this is not necessarily true. The broker will then buy up the cheaper homes at reduced prices.
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 03:32 AM
May God bless us all and keep our families safe, as he would want us tolove and act like the brothers and Sisters we are. The Giannola Family.
Jean Williams July 16, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I don't think he is stable
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 07:37 AM
Jean Williams Your heartless words questioning my love or if I care ANYTHING for my son is totally uncalled for." We do not have sidewalks and where do you suggest we put these signs from neighbor to neighbor ?.or would you suggest we request a sign just for pointing out my sons disability.and should we put these signs all over the city where he has and will have to travel to. David is now 16 and can not drive of course so any sidewalks are very important to us as well as a safe dead end street. I am sure you can understand by now why I am trying to reason with you and the others..We have requested more than once for a side walk at least down drake road to the bus stop. It would be great if you would help us with your free time to contact the city and also request a side walk for all of us to get to and from the public transportation..Please Jean search your heart for some compassion and help us with this community problem of lack of public sidewalks.I hope you and your family are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood that has sidewalks. In stead of writing like you do. (see below) Please put your efforts to a better use for others. Jean Williams 10:52 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2012 if your son is Legally blind and you cared anything about him, than you should have the city erect a blind pedestrian crossing sign
Sam Giannola July 16, 2012 at 07:41 AM
Again May God the Father , Son and Holy Spirit bless us all and keep our families safe, as he would want us to love and act like the brothers and Sisters we are. sincerely, The Giannola Family.
lyn July 16, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Sam- You suffered a terrible loss. But it is eating away at you and you have chosen to take your pain and turn it into anger at other people. I hope you can find some peace. Perhaps you should speak with a priest, pastor or someone to guide you through these stages of your loss. Your loss is great, but it is irrelevant here. Regarding this article, you should be more upset with your neighbors who have been involved with this disgusting child porn activity. And let the people peacefully ride their bikes down that public street - they are harming no one.
tom m July 16, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Lyn that is a great point ...nowhere in Sams 18 postings does he even bring up his neighbor, who has lived there for 35 years or what he is being investigated for ...... all he shows is hate towards every strongsville resident who does not live on ...what he calls "his street"
James Murphy July 16, 2012 at 05:58 PM
sam quit worrying about the bike riders, clean your yard and tell your fellow residents on the street to quit looking at kiddie porn
James Murphy July 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM
has anyone ever called that Jim Rodstrom from the metroparks, that sam keeps tossing out ??? I would love to hear the metroparks story on this
Sam Giannola July 17, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Thank you Lyn for your good intentions, I will not speak or bare false witness or judge my neighbor..I still no nothing more than one reporters assessment of the action that took place that Day on the street I live on.In the patch it said that no one was charged with a crime.only that the ICAC took Computers and Files from the home. I would think that any of you would not want your family , friends or neighbors pre judge with out the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. For all of our sake please do not be so quick to pass judgement.Please remember Apathy does not serve us all in a good way. I do not believe that Apathy towards each other is Gods Will for us in this world.. I am sorry that my comments are not well written,.I have sopken and do speak to all that have concern and well wishes my Family or myself. I might even see some of you at St. Joe;s where I have gone to Church since I was 12 .We have had some great communicators of Gods Will and of Gods Words , Some like myself that do not do as well at articulating their true meaning. I must continue to strive to do Gods Will as best I can and not to judge until proven guilty and even then true Judgement is not mine to to do. My wife, my son's and myself have, by the grace of God Great faith in Our Father and his Son and The Most Holy Spirit.The judgement I will leave to them and our Justice system
Sam Giannola July 17, 2012 at 04:15 AM
After re reading this blog I agree I need to be more upset but not with anyone other than those of us that per judge our neighbors or anyone without do process.Both by our justice system and by the ways of our Lord.I will say I will take a longer look at myself in the mirror and what I say and write. I pray it is Gods words and not mine that I say and I pray that it is Gods words that you hear and not mine.That is the best I can do. Please all of us re read all that has been written and look at ourselves only and I will be the first to pray that I do better to live my faith. Peace to all .Sam
Sam Giannola July 17, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Sorry One more point to answer. I am Not against anyone riding down Greenbrier dr. Please say Hi if you see my family or I . What I am against is the fact that this is not a trail head entry to the bike trail. Walk all you want through the park even at the end of Greenbrier, but please consider that this is not the intended use for the off road bike trail entrance As a mater of fact it is absolutely not an off road entry designated for the use to get to the bike trail. A lot of time and money was spent to plan and build this bike and pedestrians trail including a place to park , enter and meet other Riders and walkers.
tom m July 17, 2012 at 04:43 AM
James Yes I talked in great length Jim Rodstrom , He did say that the guardrail is NOT an official trailhead (which we all knew) and YES all walkers and bikers are allowed to enter the metropark at the deadend, ...he said that grass was planted but eventually a path will get worn from repeated use (he asked if everyone can try to reuse same spots) he said he will try to call sam this week as to what he is unhappy with now ...he said he talked to sam 4th of july weekend and everything was fine ... jim had said that sams only problem was with parking on the street (all agree the street is too narrow) but now it seems that he does not want to allow people riding past his house
tom m July 17, 2012 at 04:50 AM
James Yes I talked in great length Jim Rodstrom , He did say that the guardrail is NOT an official trailhead (which we all knew) and YES all walkers and bikers are allowed to enter the metropark at the deadend, ...he said that grass was planted but eventually a path will get worn from repeated use (he asked if everyone can try to reuse same spots) he said he will try to call sam this week as to what he is unhappy with now ...he said he talked to sam 4th of july weekend and everything was fine ... jim had said that sams only problem was with parking on the street (all agree the street is too narrow) but now it seems that he does not want to allow people riding past his house
Anonymoose September 05, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Sooo what ever happened with this? The raid, not the Metroparks stuff. This guy getting arrested or what? Don't see how someone can have all this stuff taken away, house raided by a special task force,... and that's it.
lyn December 01, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Looks like the guy was finally indicted after a 7 month investigation. Here's the Patch article from yesterday: http://strongsville.patch.com/articles/2-strongsville-men-charged-for-child-pornography
Anonymoose1 March 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Gee thanks Debbie for staying on top of this. There is other news in Strongsville besides the strike. Bruce Mazur changed his plea from not guilty to guilty yesterday. He's court docket says he was in negotiations with the state for quite some time, continually rescheduling his court date. Then yesterday he was found guilty on 80+ charges and will have to register as a Tier II sex offender. I'm wondering what the regulations are on that considering he lives on a park (don't mean the Metroparks but rather the Greenbrier Lake Association). He's sentencing is scheduled for 4/23.

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