Restaurant employee helps thwart car theft: South Euclid Police Blotter
Restaurant employee helps thwart car theft: South Euclid Police Blotter
South Euclid police

Andy Attina
cleveland.com

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio

Theft of vehicle: Cedar Road

An employee of Jade Chinese Kitchen reported around 9 p.m. Jan. 26 that four teens were going through vehicles in the parking lot.

It was later learned that one of the suspects had attempted to steal a car that was left running, but the employee blocked that car in with his vehicle.

All the suspects fled, but officers followed footprints in the snow to a home on Mackall Road. A woman at the home denied that anyone was at the house, despite the footprints leading to the front door.

Recovered vehicle: Stilmore Road

Officers located a stolen vehicle parked in the roadway around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 27 and discovered that a Warrensville Heights resident had reported it as being used by his 19-year-old daughter without authorization.

Charges were declined by Warrensville Heights police and the woman turned over the keys.

Disturbance: South Green Road

A woman said Jan. 27 that the girlfriend of her child’s father threw a bag of medicine at her when she arrived in the back parking lot of City Hall during a custody exchange. She said the woman also tried to engage her in a fight.

The incident was documented, and officers encouraged her to make future custody exchanges at the police window.

Fraud: Langerdale Boulevard

A resident reported Jan. 28 that someone had fraudulently used her husband’s information to file for unemployment benefits and received a check for $567. Officers referred her to the Ohio Attorney General’s fraud office.

Missing property: Cedar Road

A woman, 79, said Jan. 28 that she believed her purse had been stolen while she dined at Bob Evans the previous week. She felt someone had taken it while she was putting on her coat and gloves. The incident is being investigated.

Theft: Warrensville Center Road

A shoplifter pushed a shopping cart of groceries out an emergency exit door at Walmart Jan. 29. Loss prevention was able to stop and identify the 43-year-old Cleveland man, who was charged with the $592 theft.

Theft of vehicle: Hinsdale Road

A man reported at 3:48 a.m. Jan. 25 that his aunt’s vehicle had been stolen out of his driveway. He said he saw the vehicle pulling out of the driveway, but did not see who was driving. The vehicle was said to be unlocked without the keys inside of it.

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