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Watchful Resident Needs a Break; Dangerous Mischief; and Reckless Driver: Police Blotter

The following was obtained from Strongsville poilce reports. It does not indicate convictions.

Dangerous mischief

Three children were spotted shooting squirrels off the 19000 block of Knowlton Parkway on Feb. 21 at 2:45 p.m., according to a Strongsville police report.

Officers responded to the scene and followed their tracks in the snow, but were unable to locate the trio. It wasn’t clear what kind of gun they were using.

Paranoid neighbor 

On Feb. 20 at 9:35 p.m., a Strongsville resident called police after she observed a woman in a car talking on her cell phone.

When the woman saw the resident staring at her, she drove off, according to the police report. The resident then noticed fresh footprints leading up to her door and became frightened.

She was reportedly concerned someone was trying to case her home, located in the 19400 block of Whitney Road.

Officers advised the resident to be aware of her surroundings and to write down details, like license plate numbers, to help spur further investigations.  

Make way!

On Feb. 20 at 9:12 p.m., a driver alerted police after seeing a red Dodge minivan swerving wildly down Royalton Road. To compound matters, the minivan was reportedly towing a car behind it. Police were unable to locate the absent-minded driver. 

neil gordon February 25, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Many residents are realizing their cul-de-sac neighborhoods are turning out to be crime magnets. They are quiet and rarely see much traffic; therefore not much to worry about when you are a juvenile looking to vandalize someone's mailbox, or a thief casing someone's home for robbery. The solution? Cameras and lighting and lots of them. Use LED or CFL for efficiency. Juvenile delinquents like darkness to hide their vandalism and real criminals don't like them either. You can start right away by going over to Dicks and buying a hunting / game camera that is just right for posting to a tree by your sidewalk. All of them are motion-sensitive and are handy for the upcoming warm summer nights - just right for vandals who never think they will never be caught.

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