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.
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.
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.