Man Surprised to Find He's a Fugitive: Police Blotter

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department


A Strongsville man went to the police station Feb. 16 and said he'd learned during a traffic stop the night before there was a warrant for his arrest.

The man had no idea there was a warrant from Portage County attached to his driver's license.

That's because there shouldn't have been, a report said. Police here learned his Social Security number was one digit different than the actual fugitive.

A quick visual check helped, too: The Strongsville man is white, while the suspect is black, the report said.

Pop Goes the Trunk

A car parked at the Greens of Strongsville all night got a bit more interesting when its trunk suddenly popped open about 7 a.m. Feb. 17.

Police found the vehicle open and the trunk open. A report said it wasn't clear why it happened, but the officer closed the trunk.

Suspicious Follower

A manager at a Royalton Road business told police a silver car is waiting in the parking lot every time her employee comes in at midnight.

The car followed another employee home one night, too, a report said.

Police questioned a man sitting in a silver car, who said he had only stopped there to make further plans for the evening.

Officers will keep an eye on the area.


A house on Tradewinds Drive was egged Feb. 15.

It was the second time it happened.

Mailbox Trouble

A Ridge Creek Road resident reported his mailbox was toppled about 9:45 p.m. Feb. 17.

The officer noticed about four other mailboxes on the street were also down. 

A snowplow may have been the culprit, a report said.

Alarm Sounding, Door Open

A resident on Woodhurst Lane heard her neighbor's alarm go off about 10:50 p.m. Feb. 17.

Police found the front door wide open and no one home.

Nothing seemed to be disturbed. The officer closed the door and left his card.


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