Police Blotter: Flags Flying All Over Neighborhood
Information supplied by the Mayfield Heights Police Department
A Lander Rd. woman said someone left two very large American flags in her yard and put a hole in her pool the morning of July 7. An officer told her to call Mayfield Heights police when the flags are taken down so police can dispose of them. But about a half hour later, a man on Sunset Rd. said his neighbors’ flags were stolen. The man was given the address on Lander and picked up the flags.
Rough ride: A customer at Costco on Golden Gate Blvd. ran over a handicap sign and hit another vehicle before driving off in the early afternoon of July 6. It was determined the driver lived on Fox Hill Dr. in Gates Mills. Police checked for a vehicle there and didn’t receive an answer at the residence. A card was left at the home instructing the person to call the police station.
Wrong place, wrong time: A man in a wheelchair got stuck in the middle of noon traffic at the Mayfield Rd. and SOM Center Rd. intersection on July 6. Vehicles weren’t stopping for the man. An officer arrived to eventually usher the man to safety.
Car accident: Two people were in an accident at the intersection of Ridgeview Rd. and SOM Center Rd. in the early afternoon on July 6. Both drivers had to be transported to Hillcrest Hospital. A nearby brick wall was damaged in the crash.
Hit and run: A driver was hit from behind at the intersection of Parker Dr. and Mayfield Rd. in the early afternoon of July 6, and the other driver left the scene. There was no damage to either vehicle and no report was filed, but the other driver apparently left because the person who got hit swore at them.
Shoplifter caught: A Walmart employee caught a 14-year-old girl shoplifting the afternoon of July 6. She was sent back to her apartment on Marsol Rd.
Backyard incident: A Lander Rd. resident discovered a flower pot was overturned in his backyard overnight on the morning of July 7. The resident also found that other neighbors noticed odd things had happened in their yards, too. The resident requested that special attention be paid to the area but didn’t want to see an officer.
Break in: A Temple Ave. resident found on the evening of July 8 that the back window of the place had been kicked in over the weekend. It didn’t appear anything was missing.
Fighting: A woman on Golden Gate Blvd. said she got into a fight with her boyfriend and left the apartment only to return and find it trashed with a lot of her stuff broken or thrown all over the place the evening of July 7. An officer was told the boyfriend punched a hole in the wall and pulled the dresser drawers out and tossed clothes everywhere. Because both are on the lease, the woman can’t file charges as they are both responsible. An officer stayed at the scene while the woman removed most of her belongings with her mother because the boyfriend drove past, and the woman was in fear he’d retaliate.