HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio
Theft from auto: multiple locations
Police received eight separate reports of unlocked vehicles being entered July 7 on Castlehill and Sandhurst drives. Among items reported stolen from the vehicles were cash, credit and gift cards, a radar detector, CDs, power tools, golf clubs, sunglasses, and cigarettes. Surveillance video was obtained from video doorbells at some homes and that footage was uploaded to the police department’s Facebook page.
Fraud: Gretna Green Drive
A resident said July 7 that he received a suspicious email that appeared to be from Amazon and stated there was a problem with an order he placed. He avoided the phone number in the email and contacted Amazon to confirm it was a scam. He later called the number in the email out of curiosity and the call was answered by someone with a foreign accent.
Attempted theft: Wilson Mills Road
Home Depot reported a potential shoplifter at the store July 6 but said she left a cart of merchandise behind when she exited the store. It was not believed any items were stolen.
Special attention: Wilson Mills Road
Officers responded July 6 to a report of some youths blowing off fireworks by the ball fields at the city park. Several of them were seen heading into the woods on foot and others were on bicycles. No fireworks were found in their possession. A resident said the same group comes to the park every afternoon and uses vulgarities.
Harassing communication: Lynford Circle
A resident said June 30 that he was being harassed through text messages by a Mayfield Heights woman, 25, whom he had met through online dating. He said she was threatening to contact his family and friends about various issues. Officers contacted the woman and advised her to stop contacting the man.
General assistance: Wilson Mills Road
A woman said June 30 that a man, 19, that she used work with at Panera and had dated, made threats to her male friend in the parking lot of the business. She said he also threatened her with a gun last summer. Officers contacted the man and he denied having made any threats at any time.
Assist rescue squad: Highland Road
A woman said July 4 that she believed her mother was slipped something in her drink at Fox & the Hound in Mayfield Heights. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Fireworks: Bishop Road
Several complaints of fireworks were received July 4, including one that a resident described as a “war zone” in the 700 block. Officers advised all those observed in violation to cease for the night.
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