Police Blotter: Kids Ring Bell, Taunt Resident; Explosion

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department


A Trotwood Park resident wasn't too happy when a group of five or six teens rang his doorbell about 8:25 p.m. Nov. 20.

When he opened the door, they taunted him about not having a shirt on.

Officers checked the area, but couldn't find the kids.

The resident called back about 9 p.m. to say the kids were back and were taunting him again, but they scattered before police arrived.

Shopping Disturbance?

Someone called in a report of people cutting in line and words being exchanged outside Best Buy about 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

When a police officer drove by the line, though, no one flagged him down to register the complaint and everything appeared calm.

The officer hung around the lot for a bit to make sure.

Explosive Bottle

A Sherwood Drive woman heard a loud explosion Wednesday night, and Thursday morning found the charred remains of a soda bottle in her back yard.

Suspicious Car

A woman sitting in her car for more than an hour on Collier Drive on Thanksgiving afternoon drew some suspicion.

The woman told police she ran out of gas. She didn't want to go home because she and her husband were fighting over Thanksgiving dinner.

Her husband wouldn't give her gas money, either, she said.

Police went to her home and spoke with the husband, who grudgingly gave the officer $4 for gas for his wife's car. He said he was tired of giving her money because she doesn't work.

Police delivered the cash and offered her a ride to the gas station, but she said she'd walk.

Kids Create a Disturbance

About 20 kids descended on a house on Greenfield Place about 2 a.m. Thursday, ringing the doorbell and standing on a car in the driveway.

They ran toward Westwood Farms, a report said.

Mischief Times 2

Police found pumpkins smashed and a mailbox knocked down about 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Barton Drive.

It appeared to be an isolated incident on the street.

However, on Beech Creek Trail, a resident went out about 7:30 a.m. Thursday and found his mailbox smashed by a pumpkin.

A resident on Plum Brook Lane came over and said the same thing happened at their house; similar damage was also found on Creekbend Court and Rock Creek Circle.

Odd Escapade

Police stopped a woman at BP about 3 a.m. Thursday and found her upset and unable to drive.

The incident seemed to end when her boyfriend arrived to drive her home in his car.

But a half hour later, witnesses reported a car making U-turns on Pearl Road and crashing into a telephone pole. The couple inside was arguing, the witness said.

Police found it was the same couple. The man said he was taking the woman home to Cleveland when she started jerking on the steering wheel.

He got off I-71 on Pearl Road, and the woman again pulled on the steering wheel, causing the car to go off the road and his the pole.

The woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

No Bus Stop

A motorist complained about an RTA bus that always parks on Howe Road southbound by the Marathon station, which causes traffic problems.

Police spoke with the driver, who said that's the only place he can stop to use a restroom.

Officers told him as long as he uses his flashers and parks well past the second driveway, it would have to do.



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