Police Blotter: Man in Dark Blue Car Calls to Kids; Trapping Raccoon in Tupperware

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department

Police are on the lookout for a man driving a dark blue car who reportedly called to a group of kids playing in a Trotwood Park yard May 11.

A report said the parents were in the back yard talking to a neighbor about 10:15p.m., with the kids playing in the front yard, when the man stopped his car, turned on his interior light and called out, "Hey kids, what are you doing?"

The kids ran into the house and the car left.

A witness said the driver was a white man in his 40s or 50s. The car may have been a Honda Accord.

Stay-Fresh Cage

A woman on Atlantic Road told police she had trapped a small raccoon in a Tupperware container May 12.

The woman said the raccoon tangled with her dog, then came after her and appeared to be sick.

Police said the critter wasn't sick, just scared. They released it in the Foltz Industrial Park area.

Lounging Men, Parts 1 and 2

A witness reported a man lying on the grass on Prospect Road near Oak Trail about 1:30 a.m. May 13. 

Police located the man, who was walking home to Columbia Station and was just taking a break.

An officer gave him a lift.

About 9:25 a.m., someone reported a man lying in mulch, with his feet on the sidewalk, on Drake and Hampton Chase.

The man told police he was just relaxing while waiting for a friend.

Theft from Rec Center

A patron at the told police someone stole his money at iPod May 12.

The thefts were reported about 4:30 p.m.

Theft from Target

A shopper reported a wallet stolen from May 12.

The theft may have been the work of a pickpocket, a report said.



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