Police Blotter: Device Resembling A Pipe Bomb Found in Yard
Information supplied by the Mayfield Heights Police Department
Police say a suspicious-looking device that resembled a pipe bomb was found lying in a yard at Rosebury Ct. in the early afternoon of June 26, but officials are still awaiting a bomb squad report to determine the exact nature of the object.
Some workers found a pipe while performing landscaping duties. Workers had noticed it lying there for about a month. The pipe had a cap on one end and was covered with a cloth and wires on the other.
The workers and the resident were advised to clear the area, and police ordered in a bomb squad.
Police requested that SOM Center Rd. be shut down from Marsol Rd. to Larchmont Rd. and traffic was diverted in that area for at least an hour.
The bomb squad obtained the item and is currently in the process of testing it.
Police say no one appeared to be targeted.
Car vandalized: A resident at Gates Mills Place on Mayfield Rd. reported his car was spray painted with a vulgar message in the late morning of June 23. The man was able to clean most of it off, but the spray paint damaged the car’s paint.
Possible child assault: A Willoughby mother came into the Mayfield Heights police station to complain about the possible fondling of her son in the early morning of June 24.
Girls caught stealing: The manager at the CVS Pharmacy on Mayfield Rd. said it had two girls in the office who had stolen merchandise the afternoon of June 24. The manager believed the two girls were lying about their names and ages. Parents arrived to take both children.
Employee violence: A Beachwood mother said her daughter, who works at Best Buy, claimed another employee slapped her 17-year-old daughter in the face during the afternoon of June 24.
Fight breaks out: Two men fought outside the Fox and Hound Restaurant and were picked up by police in the early morning of June 25. The fight prevented management from being able to clear the place in an orderly fashion.
Intoxication: A Gates Mills Blvd. resident said she witnessed a man in his 40’s soil his pants and believed he was intoxicated on Mayfield Rd. in the evening of June 25. The man was sent home to East Miner Rd. His father said he would keep his eye on him for the night.
Girls followed: A West Miner Rd. resident said some young girls who belong to his church’s youth group were heading to his house and said they were followed by a man the evening of June 21. The church leader picked up the girls and took them home. He requested the area be checked.