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Anyone having information related to any of these crimes should call the Maple Heights Police at 216-662-1234.

February 17, 2014

10:23am – A grey Chevy Silverado was observed traveling east on IR480.  Vehicle did not stop at stop sign and made an illegal left hand turn onto Warrensville Ctr. Rd.  Driver was arrested for driving under suspension and admitted the passenger with him had 2 hypodermic needles. Two arrests were made, driver for driving under suspension and the passenger for drug paraphernalia and seat belt violation.

7:45pm – Report from the Rockside Rd. Speedway of a child who appears to be handcuffed to the dashboard of a Cadillac. The female who was in the vehicle was currently in the store.  Upon officers arrival, the child was out of the car with his mother.  The mother admitted she handcuffed her son and left him in the vehicle unattended because he was acting unruly.  The mother was issued a citation for child endangerment.  The toy handcuffs were taken and placed into evidence.

February 18, 2014

There were eighteen incidences of residents violating a snow ban initiated by the city.

The parking ban allows snow crews to remove snow and ice and also allow police, fire and EMS personnel access to a residence or business in the event of an emergency.


   Whenever, during any period of 24 hours or less, snow falls in the City, or in any section thereof, to a depth of two inches or more, an emergency is hereby declared to exist in that such a depth of snow constitutes a serious public hazard, impairing transportation, the movement of food, fuel and other supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection, and other vital facilities of the City.
   The Mayor or the Chief of Police shall make a reasonable effort to announce the existence of the emergency by the use of the local press and radio and television stations. Such emergency shall continue until an announcement by the Mayor or the Chief that snow plowing operations have been completed and that the emergency is terminated. However, owners and operators of motor vehicles shall have the responsibility of determining existing weather conditions and depth or extent of snow fall, and to comply with emergency parking regulations when such emergency is in effect.
   During the period of the emergency, the Mayor or the Chief may prohibit the parking of vehicles upon any or all of the City streets. During such emergency, no person shall park or cause to be parked, or permit to be parked, or abandon or leave unattended, any motor vehicle of any kind on any of the City’s streets or roads. However, vehicles may be parked for a period of not longer than three minutes for the actual loading or unloading of passengers, or 30 minutes for the actual loading or unloading of property or goods, provided that the operator of such vehicle is immediately available, and provided further than no other section of this chapter, or any other ordinance of the City restricting parking as to time or place, is violated.
   Any motor vehicle parked in violation of this section shall be towed away and charged in accordance with Section 404.05.
(Ord. 1966-33. Passed 8-24-66.)
 (a)   Police officers are authorized to provide for the removal and impounding of a vehicle under the following circumstances:

      (1)   When any vehicle is left unattended upon any street, bridge or causeway and is so illegally parked so as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the normal movement of traffic, or so as to unreasonably interfere with street cleaning or snow removal operations;

February 19, 2014

8:08am – An auto theft was reported from the Granger Ct. area.  Said vehicle was locked and was found on Milo Ave. a couple of hours later.  There are no suspects at this time.

8:36am – Report of a light skinned black male with freckles was rattling the side door knob of a Stockton Ave. home.  While the subject was rattling the door knob, he saw the complainant and fled the scene. The complainant and his mother were advised to contact the police department if they see the male in the area.

8:59am – Maple Hts. Building Department reported harassing phone calls from an elderly female calling herself “West Side Sue”.  She calls regularly and is upset with the disrepair of the buildings throughout Maple Hts.  The Building Department wanted this documented as the caller is getting verbally abusive.

February 20, 2014

2:18am – Officer located a parked occupied vehicle, with the engine running, in a private parking lot on Libby Rd.  The driver of the vehicle was asleep at the wheel with an alcoholic beverage in his hand.  The subject was arrested for physical control and open container.

Above and beyond the call of duty.

4:02pm – An officer noticed a vehicle parked on Dunham Rd/Rockside Rd. with a note stating the vehicle had run out of gas.  The officer responded to the vehicle owner’s residence and assisted him with getting gas for the vehicle.

9:59pm – A burglary was reported at a Watson Rd. residence.  The complainant came home from work to find that her home was broken into via a kitchen window.  Items taken consisted of various jewelry pieces.  There are no witnesses as this time.

February 21, 2014

2:37am – An anonymous call came in from a resident on Clare Ave. stating that someone was breaking into a vehicle.  When officers arrived and approached the suspect, the complainant came outside and yelled “There he is” which alerted the suspect who then fled.  The suspect gained entry through an UNLOCKED passenger door.  It does not appear that anything was taken and the suspect was not located.

6:39pm – A burglary was reported at an Edgewood Ave. residence.  The complainants’ daughter arrived home first but didn’t notice anything out of place.  When the complainant arrived home, she discovered broken glass and mud in the home.  A television from the basement was taken and blood discovered by the TV stand.  There was one set of footprints at the scene.

February 22, 2014

2:41am – A car vs tree accident occurred on Raymond St.  The drunk driver was observed swerving on Raymond St where he eventually hit a tree.  The driver was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

4:23am – A female caller from a Libby Rd residence stated her brother was banging on her door.  The male eventually left and was believed to be headed to the Arch St. area where his mother lives.  The suspect was drunk and cursed at officers when they approached him.  When the officers tried to arrest the suspect, he took a fighting stance resulting in him being pepper sprayed.  An arrest was made for intoxication.

5:29pm –  Caller just arrived at her Tokay Ave. home and discovered a break in. Complainant had been away overnight when the theft occurred.  The bedroom window was found open and a dresser drawer open.  $800 in cash is missing.

February 23, 2014

9:15am – An officer was conducting a traffic stop in the Libby Rd/Broadway Ave. area on a vehicle for having dark tinted windows.  The driver was then arrested on an outstanding warrant.  As the officer was conducting an inventory of the vehicle, he located trace amounts of marijuana.  The driver was cited for window tint, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

11:44am – Caller requested a welfare check on her grandson on Oakwood Ave. because she believes there  is a problem at the residence.  Upon the officers arrival, Child and Family Services personnel were there.  The juvenile stated that his father physically punished him.  The father struggled while being arrested which resulted in an officer being injured.  Charges were made against the father for falsification, obstruction, resisting arrest, plus warrants for domestic violence.

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