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

March 31, 2014

11:54am – An employee of Home Depot on Libby Rd. stated that he had two female shoplifters in his office.  The two suspects pushed a cart filled with roofing materials out of the store and were then detained.  The value of the items taken totaled $391.  Both were arrested for shoplifting.

April 1, 2014

1:39am – Report of a black SUV parked in a Thomas St. driveway with a male inside who appears to be sleeping.  Upon inspection of the vehicle, officers located a fully loaded gun under the front seat.  The suspect was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and for carrying a concealed weapon.

7:04pm – Caller from James Ave. reported a black male, riding a dirt bike without a plate, was speeding, running stop signs and when the complaintant attempted to tell the rider to slow down, the male flipped him off.  The caller stated that the suspect may live down the street because he had been seen driving in and out of the driveway.  Officers checked the residence and the occupants denied knowing of anyone with a dirtbike.  A pursuit started on Wheeler and then called off in the area of E.135th & Hathaway in Garfield. Garfield police were notified.  The suspect fled on foot around Carpenter where the bike was recovered.  Garfield police also responded with a canine unit, suspect was last seen in the area of Hathaway, footprints were located in the backyard of a home on Milo, subjects hat was found on Wheeler.  No suspect was apprehended.

8:52pm – Caller from Turney Rd. reported  two black males with a ladder by a dumpster of the apartment building.  During a search of the suspects, three arrests were made.  One suspect was cited for possession of marijuana and arrested for obstruction, attempted theft, and has a warrant with Richfield.  Another suspect was cited for possession of marijuana and arrested for obstruction, attempted theft and has a warrant with Medina County.  The third suspect was  arrested for obstruction, falsification and resisting.

April 2, 2014

9:58pm – Caller from Ramage Ave. reported a dark skinned black male was driving and swerving all over the roadway, possibly intoxicated.  Officers stopped the vehicle near the McDonald’s on Libby Rd.  The driver was not intoxicated but admitted to using Twitter while driving.  The officers also detected an odor of marijuana and a search of the vehicle found suspected marijuana and a digital scale.  The driver was cited on all violations.

3:08pm – Call received from Clare Ave. reporting that a group of males are trying to break into the vacant Bel Vista Apartments.  When officers arrived they saw a vehicle in the back of the building, and as they approached, the suspects said they were on the roof filming a rap video.  The driver was arrested for trespassing and cited for marijuana and a digital scale found in the vehicle.  The remaining four suspects (2/adults, 2/juveniles) were also arrested for trespassing.  Items found inside the vehicle were a gun, listed as stolen from Bedford Hts., a camera and an Apple Macbook Pro.

April 4, 2014

11:05am – An employee of Divine Hair Design on Warrensville Ctr. Rd. called reporting two black males asking patrons for money.  One subject was arrested on a warrant with Lakewood and both were advised on soliciting in our city limits.  Thirty minutes later another call was made regarding the remaining black male from the above complaint. This suspect was advised to leave the area but he instead walked behind the building.  The officer followed him and found him in a compromising position and was then taken into custody.  This subject was cited for disorderly conduct and released.  Auxiliaries transported the subject to a homeless shelter.

11:21pm – A caller from Libby Rd. reported that a black male attempted to break into his home.  The subject was located on Clement St.  One arrest made for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

April 5, 2014

9:17am – Caller from Glenburn Ave. stated she found a small child walking around outside crying and saying he is lost.  The child pointed to a residence on Glenburn Ave. where the child’s Grandmother inside was hysterical.  The female may have had a stroke and sent the child out to call for help as there is no phone in the house.  After knocking at the residence, officers heard an elderly female yelling for help.  She had fallen and gave officers permission to “break in”.  Officers were able to gain entry through the back door and the subject was taken to Marymount Hospital.  Dispatch tracked down the mother of the child who was returning to pick up her son.  The child remained with a neighbor until the mother arrived.

April 6, 2014

10:59am – An officer was out with  a suspect on Southgate Park/Sunnyslope Rd. where the officer watched the male set down a brown bag after drinking out of a bottle.  The bag contained an empty bottle of brandy and the subject was cited for open container.

3:04pm – Report received of a two car motor vehicle accident on Dunham Rd., with no injuries, and one of the vehicles left the scene heading towards Rockside Rd.  Officers located the vehicle at Maplwood Ct. and Eastwood.  The subject had stopped at a residence on Maplewood Ct. and he matched the description of the driver involved in the accident.  Vehicle was towed and the subject was turned over to Lakewood on an outstanding warrant.

5:45pm – Officers were with a vehicle on Rockside Rd. and while conducting an inventory of the vehicle, officers located a bag of marijuana in the glovebox as well as a glass mason jar containing marijuana residue in the center console.  Several baggies were found in the back seat and a plastic container of marijuana was in the trunk near the access hatch from the backseat.  The driver had a warrant from Solon and was transported there.  The passenger was arrested on his warrant and cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

April 7, 2014

11:00pm –  A clerk at the Prime Station on Granger Road was murdered late Monday night.  A customer saw the injured clerk lying on the ground behind the security glass at the counter and immediately called police.  Officers entered the area and discovered the clerk had been shot one time at close range.  The 41-year-old Parma man was rushed to Metro, where he was pronounced dead. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Kumer Saha.  Police say the suspect is a slim, black man wearing a gray hoodie cinched up tight around his face. He also had on blue jeans, tan boots and black gloves.  After the shooting, the suspect jumped the counter and emptied the register before fleeing the area.  A witnesses who was at the gas station at the time of the deadly shooting has come forward and is speaking with police.

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