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Police Blotter: Woman Has Binoculars for a Reason; Eggy Mischief; Burglary

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department

A woman's attempt at surveillance proved she wasn't quite as undercover as she may have thought.

A witness reported a car with a man and woman sitting in a car in a Pearl Road parking lot Sept. 8, apparently scoping out a nearby business with binoculars.

Police questioned the woman, who said she was doing surveillance on a significant other she had doubts about.

A Little Added Stress

In one of the more unusual calls in recent memory, a woman told police she was at the hospital with her daughter, who was in labor.

But she was worried that her son-in-law, who was allegedly strung out on cocaine and being chased by drug dealers he owes money to, would use the opportunity to go to their house to steal something.

Police checked the house and found nothing unusual. 

Pelting Cars

Two motorists told police their cars were hit by eggs early Sept. 9.

One man said his car was egged shortly after midnight at the corner of Shurmer and Hunting Meadows.

Another reported an egging at Deerfield and Partridge drives about 1:40 a.m..

More Mischief

A Celianna Drive resident woke to find the decorative rock in her front yard spray-painted with an offensive word Sept. 9.

A neighbor noted that a fire hydrant in his yard was also painted.

Burglary on Homestead Park

A Homestead Park resident returned home about 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and found her back door open and belongings taken, including her computer and food.

She got a neighbor, who walked through to make sure no one was still inside.

Police are investigating.

Trash Fight

The president of a homeowners' association called police after a woman refused to remove her trash from the Dumpster at the pool on Park Moss Avenue.

A report said the preident found the trash Sept. 9 and asked the woman to remove it, but she refused.

Police gave her a few days to take it out and said they would follow up.

Grave Decoration Taken

Someone stole a $50 wreath a woman left on her husband's grave in .

The woman reported Sept. 7 it had disappeared within the last 24 hours.

Keep it Down

Police warned a Penny Pines Circle woman after neighbors complained about loud music and fireworks about 1:15 a.m. Sept. 9.

Officers said the music had stopped, but they could hear laughing and see evidence of fireworks in the street.

The hostess was told if police had to return, she would be cited.

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