Maple Heights Police at Work in the Rain

Policing Maple Heights

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

Driving under suspension: 7
Noise disturbances: 16
Fireworks complaints: 6

Police Chief’s report at the July 16, 2014 Council Meeting (5:02). The Fire Chief’s report and announcement of his retirement can also be watched starting at (2:22)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

1:12pm – While conducting a traffic stop on Dunham Rd., an officer discovered a Raven Arms .25 caliber firearm located in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and two arrests were made.  One juvenile was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and was taken to a detention home and one adult was arrested and charged with unsecure firearm.

Monday, July 7, 2014

7:18am -Sometime the night before on Fairway Ave., the complainant’s UNLOCKED vehicles were rummaged through. No damage was done to the vehicles.
2:53pm – USPS in Bedford reported that one of their mail carriers was cornered on the porch of a Hazelwood Ave. residence by a large dog.  Officers responded and the dog was captured and returned to its owner, who was cited for not having tags on her dog.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

7:25pm – Call was received regarding a group of people outside a Raymond St. residence getting ready to fight, and one person was armed with a baseball bat.  Upon officers arrival, it was discovered that a female subject arrived at a Raymond St. residence looking for her brother because she heard from a friend that her brother was in danger of his safety. A male subject reported that she ran up to the house in a manner that made everyone inside fear for their safety, and he therefore came outside with a baseball bat because of a large group of unknown persons arguing in his yard.  The female subject feared for her safety at this point and returned to her vehicle on the street. When officers arrived, the majority of the argument was over and all parties involved stated there was no physical interaction between anyone. Due to the loud fighting and fear of safety, both the female and male subjects were issued citations for disorderly conduct.  While officers were at the scene, they found that another resident of Raymond St., had a warant with MHPD. He was arrested and brought back to the Maple Heights Jail.

 Please don’t leave valuables in unlocked vehicles. 9:31pm – Complainant from Kenyon Dr. arrived at the police station to report a theft from auto.  Complainant’s purse was last seen inside her UNLOCKED vehicle the night before, and when she went to her car this morning, the purse, which contained identification cards, was missing.

11:03pm – Several callers reported hearing gunshots on Warrensville Ctr. Rd. by Club Mapletree. Officers reported someone at the old Mapletree saw someone shooting towards the sky while leaning out of a black Ford Explorer. There had been a verbal altercation between a male and a female which resulted in the male driving away.  Both were located at the Tonite Lounge on Libby Rd.  Two suspects were arrested with one suspect also having a warrant from PA for food stamp fraud. Gun involved was a Smith and Wesson handgun.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

12:07pm – Officer was observing a driver of a vehicle with no front plate and initiated a traffic stop on Libby Rd./Erwin St.  The driver was arrested for his outstanding warrant with Bedford PD., and during an inventory of the vehicle the officer located a digital scale in the center console and .4 grams of raw marijuna on the passenger seat. Bedford PD towed the vehicle and the driver was issued citations for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia and was transported to Bedford jail on their outstanding warrant.

Is this any way for adults to show children how to get along with one another? 5:33pm – A report was called in from South Blvd of a group of approx 7 females arguing in front of this residence with their SUV parked in the middle of the street. This confrontation was a verbal argument over the subjects children playing together. One adult female, a resident of South Blvd. wanted the other two adult females in the vehicle and their children advised of trespassing.

8:26pm – Officer was called out to a house with loud music. The subject was playing music from his vehicle, which was parked on Vine St. and the music could be heard at the police department. The subject was cited for the loud music.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

8:03am – Kuchta Automotive on Granger Rd. reported catalytic converters stolen from several vehicles.  The converters were removed from the vehicles sometime after 10pm last night.

10:58am – Complainant would like officers to check on children left alone at a residence on Libby Rd. (comp. is the landlord)  The children’s mother was contacted to return home, and when she did not show up., 696-KIDS was contacted.  The children were turned over to the step-grandfather and charges were filed against the mother.  The subject, who also has a warrant with Strongsville, was arrested and charged with child endangering.

12:31pm – Safeguard Property reported a break in to a residence on Mapleboro Ave.  Nobody was located inside the residence, however, it was determined that unknown person(s) entered the residence through a rear window sometime between June 27th and July 10th..  The ceiling in the basement was torn out and all the copper pipes were taken from the basement.

2:51pm – Caller from Pease Rd.reported his vehicle was rummaged through last night.  The suspect entered the complainant’s UNLOCKED vehicle and took a knife, Oakley sunglasses, and a checkbook.  GHPD recovered the items and returned them to the complainant.  GHPD had chased a suspect with MHPD in support around 5am, but the suspect was not located. The suspect had discarded a bag containing the items belonging to the complainant.

10:02pm – Female from Broadway Ave. reported seeing two black males trying to break into her garage.  Officers responded to the area and stopped two juvenile suspects. The suspects stated they were playing tag and that they were in the backyard of the Broadway Ave. residence.  Officers spoke to the complainant who stated she viewed these two males attempt to open her garage and wished to pursue charges.  Both males were arrested, however a short time later she changed her mind about pursuing charges and signed a waiver of prosecution. Both juveniles were released to the custody of their mothers who were cited for curfew violation.

Friday, July 11, 2014

11:14pm – Vandalism reported from Lee Rd. S. area where someone threw a brick through the front window of the complainant’s vehicle.  Complainant had an argument with ex-girlfriend which escalated when the ex-girlfriend went outside and damaged the complainant’s car.  Charges of assault and criminal damaging have been filed against the suspect who has not been located yet.

Saturday, July 12, 2014Motorcycle Accident Dunham Road, Maple Heights Jully 2014

5:40am – An anonymous caller from Beechwood Ave. reported someone breaking into a vacant property.  Officers discovered that entry was made thru a side door and took custody of one suspect and made one arrest with charges of obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

8:53pm – Officer was on a traffic stop on Joseph St. and arrested the driver after he was searched and the officer found a small clear baggie containing 2.0g of marijuana that was located in the suspects pocket. The suspect was cited for possession of marijuana and was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and driving under suspension.  Plates from the vehicle were also confiscated per the BMV.

11:50pm – Several callers/witnesses reported a motorcycle vs tree accident in the Industial Ave./Dunham Rd. area.  The driver was transported to Marymount Hospital and unfortunately died from his injuries.  This was a one vehicle accident and police are waiting for toxicology reports to determine if driver was impaired.

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