Helen Cain wanted to make her street safer.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Mayfield Heights' Neighborhood Watch program got its start because one woman had enough of crime on her street. Helen Cain said three incidents in a row on Elmwood Avenue convinced her it was time to take action. "One summer weekend, there were three incidents that occurred right on my block," she said. "A pizza girl got set up and robbed. Two of my little girlfriends, as I call them, were lured to a car. Fortunately, they reacted in a proper way – they ran home. But their parents did not call the police. The third was a senior strolling one night at the park around the corner. He got jumped by some guys who approached him to rob him. "I decided enough was enough. I said to the cops that were here, 'Do you have any type of group like a …
Business networking, Neighborhood Watch and more
1. Alfredo's at the Inn, 780 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village, will host a business-to-business networking meeting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Plantscaping and Blooms is sponsor of the event. 2. Mayfield Heights Neighborhood Watch will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road. The meeting is open to any interested residents. 3. Cuyahoga County Public Libraries, including the Mayfield and Gates Mills branches, will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. 4. Students in grades five and up can help made no-sew blankets for donation to a local animal shelter at Gates Awesome Teens from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Gates Mills Branch, …