Another Old Bunker Found in Woods; No One Living in This One

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department

Police have come across a second old bunker in a wooded area, this one off Pine Lakes Drive.

In May, officers discovered a man living in an .

In the more recent incident, police were checking out a report of kids hanging out in the woods June 24 when they came across the dug-out bunker, which was complete with beams and a camo tarp.

It was partly filled with water, which may make it a safety hazard, a report said.

An officer speculated in the report that it may have been an earlier attempt at building a bunker by the man living in the one on Mohawk.

At that location, authorities discovered a man living in the bunker May 22 and told him to leave. He said he thought he was allowed to live there and was working to make the bunker waterproof.

On June 4, it was discovered he was still there after some work crews came across the structure, opened the door and saw a light.

When police arrived, the tenant fled though the woods.

Police believe they know the identity of the man living underground. However, they said they were not yet sure who owns the property and whether he is permitted to be there.

On Pine Lakes, too, police said they will ask the Building Department to determine who owns the property and to try to get the structure removed.

In the meantime, police asked neighbors to call when they see kids going into the undeveloped property at the dead-end of Pine Lakes Drive.

maggie moore June 27, 2012 at 04:23 PM
He is obviously in a bad way. If he's not hurting anyone or doing any illegal activities then leave him be. Let him live in peace. He must not have anyone that cares about him or he wouldn't be there. Bless his heart, I'd offer him a room if closer.
A.Mathies June 27, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Instead of running him off; They could maybe find a shelter for him to stay. The park service rangers where I once lived ran several persons out of abandoned houses,sending them down the road in the middle of winter with not as much as a ride to safety or anything. It bothered me twenty years ago and it still bothers me today, Every attempt should be made to help those in need. I know most might say "What do YOU suggest?...." My answer is maybe less jail cells for non violent offenders and more money put towards homeless shelters and resources/training so law enforcement has more options to help and serve.
Jean Williams June 28, 2012 at 04:19 AM
what is a bunker ????
Debbie Palmer June 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Jean, it's a shelter that's all or mostly underground, often with beams or concrete reinforcing the walls.


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