Maple Heights Police at Work in the Rain

Policing Maple Heights

Speed cameras are “on”, as of July 18th at 12:00 AM. They are located on Warrensville Center at Clare Avenue, Broadway at South (covering Southbound lanes) and at the VFW on Broadway (covering Northbound lanes). 


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

Noise disturbances: 16
Speeders: 3 citations (E. 141st)
Catalytic converter thefts: 9

Sunday, July 13, 2014

4:28pm –  Report of a  black pitbull with a blue collar running loose and chasing people in the 5100 block of Charles St.  The owner of the dog was issued a citation for animal at large which was counter-signed by the complainant.  The dog’s owner was also arrested because of an active warrant with Cleveland.

What good is a video camera if it doesn’t work?
6:04pm – Complainant states his children were eating at the Wendy’s on Warrensville Ctr. Rd., and while eating someone stole their red girls mountain bike that had been left outside the business.  Manager stated that the video camera that covers the area where the bicycle was left is broken.  There are no suspects at this time. 

7:58pm – Officers called out to the 5400 block of Mayville Ave. for reckless operation of a vehicle.  Upon officers arrival the driver was doing donuts in the parking lot. The suspect was cited for reckless operation.

Monday, July 14, 2014

12:48am – Complainant from the 21000 block of Ramond St. reported that someone scratched his vehicle.  Upon inspection it was found that the vehicle was thoroughly damaged. Someone wrote on the vehicle with magic marker, keyed the vehicle and broke off the mirrors. There was also damage on the inside of the vehicle. Officers knocked on some doors, but were unable to locate any witnesses. The complainant stated he is not having issues with anyone and does not know who could have done this. The incident was documented for insurance purposes.

2:53pm –  Female suspect was picketing outside the Nationwide Car Care Center on Warrensville Ctr. Rd. and was observed walking on the driveway access hindering the movement of vehicles in and out of the service area. The complainant produced a picture of the subject standing on the sidewalk behind a vehicle that was backing out into the street. The subject had also scared off an unknown customer by yelling at her and being overbearing with her protest. Because the subject was preventing the movement of persons/vehicles to and from the private property, she was issued a summons to Maple Hts. Municipal Court for Disorderly Conduct.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It’s 1am, do you know where your children are?!
12:56am – Caller stated three male juveniles (age 14 yrs. old) were ringing her doorbell and then running away.  Juveniles were apprehended and transported to their residence on the 16000 block of Steinway and turned over to their mother who was cited for curfew violation.

1:37pm – Caller from Lawn Ave. stated two very young male juveniles ran to her residence and advised her that a black female pulled a knife on them while they were at the playground at the Maple Hts. BOE.  Officers began checking the surrounding area for a female matching the description given but did not locate anyone.  A witness stated that he saw the female near the juvenile who ran to his scooter and fled.  The witness also saw the female run across the field and jump the fence into a back yard.  Officers walked the area but were unable to locate the subject nor any objects.  The juvenile’s mother was advised of the details and to call if the female returns.

7:48pm – Three juveniles, in the police lobby, reported they found a wallet near Libby Rd./Clement St.  The wallet appeared to be intact and was returned to its rightful owner.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

9:43am – Complainant from the 14000 block of Tabor Ave. stated that she just saw a black male break into her neighbor’s side door.  The suspect was located at Gabors on Dunham Rd. and arrested.

9pm – Caller from Arch St. reported that someone punched holes in his swimming pool.  Complainant stated that earlier he saw four juveniles on top of the neighbors garage and told them to get down and to go home.  Later that evening the complainant left to go to the store and when he returned home he noticed that someone had punched holes all the way around the sides of his swimming pool.  The complainant said he knows who did this but because he didn’t see first hand who did it knows that nothing can be done.

11:22pm – Complainant from the 21000 block on Hillgrove Ave. stated 10 adults were physically fighting in the middle of the street over a phone. Two males were cited for disturbing the peace.

Thursday, July 17, 2013

5:13pm – Situation at the police station on Lee Rd. where a prisoner escaped from the jail.  Mutual aid from Garfield PD and the Bedford Hts K-9 unit were dispersed.  Police found the subjects prisoner uniform in the construction area of the High School where the K-9 unit started a track.  The subject was apprehended at 5:46pm and charged with escape.

Friday, July 18, 2014

5:04am – Officer was issuing a parking ticket for 4 -6 parking ban violation on a vehicle on the 19000 block of Maple Hts. Blvd. and was informed by dispatch that the temp tag had expired on 04-15-14. Checking the temp tag in the rear window, the officer observed that the expiration month had been whited out and changed to July. While towing the vehicle, a female exited the residence and said she had been driving the vehicle. The subject was issued a parking ticket and issued a ticket for expired and fictitious plates.

If it’s too good to be true, it might be stolen…
One complainant reported he bought an iPhone from an unknown male for $35.00 in the area of Lee Rd. and Libby Rd. and when he turned the phone on, it showed that it was stolen.
The second complainant bought an iPhone for $150.00 from a male only known as James. The owner sent a message to the lost phone with her number and the female who bought the phone called the owner. The owner convinced the female to turn the phone into the police, which she did.
Both phones were returned to their rightful owners.

8:40pm – Female reported that she is following a gray Toyota Camry in the Libby Rd./Lee Rd. area driven by a black male who is swerving all over the road and hit the curb twice.  The subject then pulled into Mr. Wonderful’s on Lee Rd. where officers caught up with him. Officers conducted a search and found a plastic bag containing 12.7 grams of raw marijuana located in the subjects front right pants pocket. The subjects car was towed and he was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

9:14am – Complainant from Centuryway Rd. reported that both her vehicles were rummaged through last night.  Sometime last night an unknown party entered her two UNLOCKED vehicles and rummaged through them. The item’s missing are a Toshiba Laptop valued at $300, that was in a blue Polo duffel bag and a Samsung Galaxy S-3 cellular phone valued at $600.

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