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Police Blotter: Burglary, Mischief and a $60,000 Debt is Not a Scam

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department

A Strongsville woman complained to police Aug. 28 that she had been the victim of a scam since January -- one that had racked up $60,000 to $62,000 worth of debt on her credit card.

Police looked into the matter and determined there was no scam. 

A report said the charges were from business propositions in which the woman was paying companies to run her new firm, which has not yet shown a profit.

All the charges were actually authorized, according to the report, which called the matter "a bad business venture" rather than a scam.

Burglary on Ridge Creek

Someone broke into a house on Ridge Creek Road Aug. 29, but was apparently scared off by an audible alarm.

Police said the homeowner found a screen removed and a window pushed in.

But an investigation showed nothing was disturbed or missing from the house. The intruder apparently left through the front door.

Mischief Part 1

A Paddock Circle resident said a dark-colored SUV sped off about 11:45 p.m. Aug. 28, right after someone rang their doorbell three times.

Mischief Part 2

A driver reported kids horsing around and stopping traffic on Cook Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 by pulling a rope across the street as cars approached.

The kids were gone when police arrived.

Mischief Part 3

The manager of  said the business frequently finds graffiti on the walls, but became concerned when he found a name and phone number to buy meth.

A report said the name and number were "immaterial."

Domestic on Bennington

Shouting in a Bennington Drive driveway woke neighbors and brought out police around 3 a.m. Aug. 30.

A neighbor heard a woman screaming that someone hit her.

Police called a woman who lives there, but she said she was out of state and her kids were in the house. 

Officers eventually determined it was verbal argument among family. No arrests were made.

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