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.

One of the traffic cameras in Maple Heights on Broadway Ave.

Speed Cameras are checked periodically throughout the day.  Below is a count for the week:

* Warrensville Ctr. Rd.: 69  * Lee Rd.: 72  * Broadway: 73  * Dunham Rd.: 67  * E. 141st St.: 64

Monday, October 20, 2014

1:44am – Complainant on Clare Ave. reported a black male by the name of ” Swerve”  started knocking on the complainant’s door threatening her.  Complainant advised the male to leave or she will call the police.  The male stated “call the police” and has since left.  The complainant called again advising officers of ‘Swerve’s  actually name and indicated she wants to file charges against him and have him arrested.  He is riding a bicycle in the area and said he was coming back to her apartment.  Subject was located and arrested at the Marathon Station on Warrensville Center Rd., he also had a BB gun on his person.  Subject was charged with menacing and has a warrant with Twinsburg.

3:20pm – Caller from Warrensville Ctr. Rd. reported a female driver who was swerving and almost caused several accidents.  She is currently parked at a gas station and at one point was asleep.  The vehicle was stopped at Nitra and Maple Hts Blvd. where the driver was arrested for driving under the influence and the vehicle was towed.  Subject was transferred to Garfield where they have a female officer on duty and Solon was contacted for a Drug Recognition Officer.

5:23pm – Male reporting that he is going to kill himself and stated that he does not have any weapons.  (This is the same person referenced above with call at 1:44am) Squad transported to Marymount where the subject went to the hospital voluntarily for a psyche evaluation. The subject had his daughter with him and allowed the daugher to stay with his grandmother until he is complete at the hospital.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

1:40am – Complainant in the police lobby reporting her vehicle windows were broken out and her purse stolen while on Library Lane.  On officers arrival, the complainant was no longer in the lobby.

8:56am –  Breaking and entering reported to a vacated residence on Kohout St. with entry made through a rear bedroom window (glass cracked by prying window locks). Tenants were evicted through Garfield Hts. Municiple Court on 10/20/2014, and sometime later that night someone entered the home and removed several TV’s and a mattress that was left by evicted tenants (Copper still intact). Complainant believes that the previous tenants broke into the residence to retrieve some of their belongings that were left behind when they were evicted.  The rest of the tenant’s belongings will be put on the tree lawn for trash removal unless the tenant’s pick it up prior to trash service. The tenants were contacted and advised of the situation and  denied going to the house last night.  They were advised to pick up the rest of their belongings off the tree lawn and advised of trespassing. Complainant did not want the items and is satisfied with the outcome thus far.

3:39pm –  A male was sleeping on the bench just inside the main doors of the library.  Employees stated he is wearing headphones, has the ringer on his cellular telephone turned all the way up and when his phone keeps ringing loudly,  he does not respond.  Employees have also attempted to wake him up, but that did not work either.  Officers awakened the subject, who was not intoxicated, and advised him to leave the library.  The library did not wish any further police action.

Driving with expired plates AND in possession of marijuana??? Not too smart!

8:46pm – Officer was conducting a traffic stop on Warrensville Ctr. Rd. and while speaking with the driver, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.  During a search of the subject’s clothing, the officer found 5.1 grams of marijuana.  The subject was cited for possession of marijuana, the vehicle was towed for expired plates and the driver was transported to his residence.

And once again . . . Not too smart!

10:02pm –  Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling southbound on Warrensville Center Rd. with no headlights on at night.  The officer could smell an odor of raw marijuana and performed a probable cause search. The passenger had an open container of Corona Extra in his possession and 5g of raw marijuana. He was issued  a citation for Open Container and Possession Of Marijuana.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

8:34am – Motorcycle stolen out of an UNLOCKED garage on Reddington Ave.

12:25pm – Repo agent reporting there is a loaded firearm in the vehicle he just repossessed.

5:10pm –  Female from Maple Hts. Blvd. reported her 7 yr. old daughter was dropped off at the wrong bus stop by a Maple Hts school bus driver.  Maple Units immediately began to check the area. Lt. Park advised Chief Popielarczyk of the situation and the CART team process was started. Bus driver was on scene at 5:40pm. An officer spoke to the substitute bus driver, who stated the child told him she lived at Maple Heights Blvd. and Hollywood Ave. which is where she was dropped off.  At 6pm, teacher Melissa Toppings stated that the child had been located and was standing in front of her apartment with her father.  The child was taken to Maple Heights Blvd. and Lee Rd. where her father was waiting.  Mr. Richie responded to the scene and spoke to the family and stated the school would be handling the mix up with the bus driver.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:22pm –  Juvenile complainant from Libby Rd. was in the police station lobby and stated his mother locked him out of their residence and will not let him back in, so he went to the police station.  Mother locked her son out of the house after he left the home without permission.  Upon officers arrival, the parent came downstairs and let the juvenile back in the residence, she was advised of her obligations of being a parent and alternative ways of discipling a child.

9:59pm – Officers were on a traffic stop at Raymond St/Tatra St.   Driver was issued citation for expired operating license.  Vehicle was towed.

Friday, October 24, 2014

1:27am – Vehicle struck a light pole on Broadway Ave., the pole is sheared off and the vehicle is flipped over.   A small amount of marijuana was located in the subjects pocket.  Driver was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.  He also has a warrant with Summit County.  Media was advised of road closure, CEI on scene at 2:07am, officers en route to assist w/ traffic control at 2:10am and Broadway back open at 5:01am.

12:54pm –  Milkovich staff reporting that a student punched another student at early dismissal.  Two juveniles (brother/sister) were arrested

10:46pm – Officer was on Maple Hts. Blvd. when a vehicle passed by with two females arguing. The vehicle turned south onto Clement St. without stopping for the stop sign. The vehicle was located at Mapleboro Ave. and Thomas St. The two females were found to be a couple and were involved in an argument. The passenger was taken into custody for her warrant and was transported to Granger Prime Station and turned over to Garfield Hts. The driver was cited for stop sign and child restraint for the 7 year old not being properly secured.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

11:32pm –  Two calls received reporting loud music on Mendota Ave.  Homeowner was advised of the complaint, she was having a Halloween party and they were using a microphone to announce the winners of the costume contest. Music has been turned down and will remain that way for the rest of the night.




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