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.
To report suspected drug activity contact the SEALE Drug Task Force Narcotics Tip Line at (440) 735-6595.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

1:47am – Officer reported several vehicles in the parking lot of Southgate Lanes were vandalized.  #1: passenger side window broken out, nothing taken, #2: rear passenger window broken out. A white Marylin Monore hand bag taken, #3: passenger side window broken out. There were no witness. All parties were given complaint number. Information documented.

2:58am –  Driver backed vehicle into the side of the Prime Station on Lee Rd. denting the side door of the building and setting off the alarm.  Driver was arrested for driving under the influence, passenger was transported to his residence on Maple Ave. and another passenger was transported back to the station lobby.

Neighbors looking after neighbors.

2:53pm – Complainant from South Blvd. reported her 71 year old sister missing.  A neighbor saw the subject leave her house around 10:30am wearing a colorful hat, a navy blue jacket, navy blue sweatpants, a black bag and a grocery bag.  She went south on Jackson toward Bedford.  Bedford advised they have received no calls on this female. Another neighbor from South Blvd located the subject westbound on Rockside near Lee Rd south and returned her safely home.

11:24pm – Call from Philip St. reporting 2 black males wearing dark hoodies broke into his father’s vehicle. The complainant’s father had left the vehicles UNLOCKED and inside one vehicle were the keys to the other. The suspects located the keys and attempted to take the Magnum. The complainant heard the Magnum start and saw two individuals run through his backyard towards Thomas St. after they saw lights being turned on inside the residence. There was nothing taken from either vehicle and no evidence located that could identify the two individuals.

Monday, November 24, 2014

11:39pm – Traffic stop on Libby Rd./Warrensville Ctr. Rd. where a male was issued a citation for driving under suspension and the temp tag was confiscated because it was altered.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

9:13am – Report from Watson Rd. of a black male attempting to gain access to the complainant’s house through the window. The 20 yr old. subject was wearing a black and white coat, black hoodie and black pants. The subject jumped the fence onto Hansen Rd and came back onto Watson Rd and went westbound. He was arrested and charged with burglary.  He also has a warrant with Highland Hills and another with Maple Hts. for burglary.

10:06pm – Complainant from Hanson Rd. on station reporting his cell phone was taken from his vehicle.  Incident occurred on Sunday night, Samsung Galaxy Note III, valued at $300 was taken from the complainant’s UNLOCKED vehicle while parked in his driveway.  The complainant provided pictures of someone who used his phone to take pictures.  Unclear who the male is at this time and unknown if the male stole the phone or is just in possession of the stolen property.

10:50pm – Female reported several vehicles in the parking lot of Southgate Lane were vandalized.  #1: passenger side window broken out,  #2: both passenger side windows were broken.  Nothing was taken, and it doesn’t appear anyone entered either vehicle.  There are no suspects and no one located in the area.  There were 3 other vehicles that had damage but left prior to officers arrival.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

12:38am – Traffic stop conducted on Broadway Ave./Jefferson Rd where the 24 yr. old driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and cited for driving under suspension.


3:13am – Complainant from McCracken Rd. stated her 26 yr. old son stole an entertainment system out of her 23 yr. old. sons room.  Older son is in his room with the door locked and will not answer the door.   Younger son is not positive his brother stole the system from his room and did not want to pursue any charges.  He will be taking this issue up in court.

Two thefts from auto reported:

  • 7:38am – Report from Oakwood Ave., sometime between midnight and 7:30a.m., the drivers side window was broken and an after market radio, valued at $200 was taken from the vehicle. There are no suspects.
  • 8:10am – Report from Stafford Ave., someone broke a window and removed the radio from the vehicle.   There are no suspects.

Two reports of vandalism reported:

  • 10:06am – Complainant from Maplewood Ct. reported that her car was egged and keyed under the hood overnight by an unknown party.
  • 10:25am –  Another resident from Maplewood Ct. reported their car was egged also by an unknown party.

10:49am – Officer on a traffic stop with a 15 yr. old male who was issued citations for no operators license and given a juvenile court date.  Vehicle was towed and subject was turned over to his mother.

3:53pm – Complainant in lobby reporting a theft from auto and vandalism that occurred yesterday at 11:30pm while at Southgate Lanes.   She returned to her vehicle to find that her passenger side rear window had been broken out and several items were removed from the vehicle. The items determined to be missing were as follows: A Michael Coors gator style shoulder bag containing two notary stamps, misc. office supplies, a small black gym bag containing misc. clothing, a white gold necklace valued at approximately $100.00, a 1 CT diamond wedding ring, a baby car seat and a Dell brand laptop computor valued at approximately $700.00.

1:47pm – Living room motion alarm at Nitra Ave. residence.  Homeowner was contacted and advised that the residence was broken into, they are out of town and no one is supposed to be at the residence.  Warrensville Hts. PD. contacted for mutual aid,  entry made by officers, alarm company called to report additional alarms.  Officers were going to attempt to secure the window on the east side of the residence.

Thanksgiving Day ~ Thursday, November 27, 2014

2:13am – Traffic stop on Northfield Rd./Libby Rd.  One arrest, charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

4:29am – Report from Mapleboro Ave. of mother and boyfriend fighting.  Boyfriend arrested , charged with domestic violence.

5:30am – Report from same Mapleboro Ave. residence now the mother and daughter fighting.  Mother upset daughter called police regarding incident above.

8 :22am – Alarm service at Fannie May Candies called in an alarm indicating general fire along with 2 calls received about smoke coming from a warehouse on Rockside Rd.  Chief Popielarczyk, Fire Chief and prevention bureau were advised and responded.  Crews from a dozen area fire departments spent the better part of the day keeping it from spreading to surrounding buildings. Their priority was keeping the fire from spreading to an ammonia room. That chemical can produce noxious gases when burned.  Red Cross and HazMat were requested, officers responded for traffic control, all apparatus evacuated the building, service department responded to bring a backhoe to move debri. HazMat re-advised and dispatched, one engine returned to scene and later cleared at 12:30pm.  The warehouse sits inside a sprawling industrial complex that includes a food service building.

10:37pm –  Complainant from Stockton Ave. reported she left her residence at 3pm this afternoon, she just arrived home and found her residence was broken into.

11:55pm – Female from Dunham Rd. reported her 12 year brother is hitting her and their mother.  The juvenile was arrested, charged with domestic violence and transported to a detention home.  His sister was transported to Marymount Hospital.

Friday, November 28, 2014

12:57am – Female on Erwin St. was locked out of her house with food cooking on the stove.

3:19am – Caller from Milan Dr. reported 2 male subjects had been outside yelling and talking loudly.  They were locked out of the house and are waiting for a ride.

6:29pm – Intoxicated 20 yr. old male reported in front of Shear Perfection Hair & Barber Shop on Warrensville Ctr. Rd.  Subject was extremely intoxicated due to drinking Gin all day. The squad transported the male to Bedford ER and he was issued a citation for underage intoxication.

7:47pm – Call from Clement St., complainant’s nephew has been calling her since 5am.  Officers left voicemail to stop calling.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

3 DUI’s

  • 12:05am – Officer called out on a traffic stop on Libby Rd./Mayville Ave. 40 yr. old driver was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence and has a warrant with Bedford.
  • 1:35am – Officer stopped a vehicle on Warrensville Ctr. Rd./IR 480.  30 yr. old driver was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence.
  • 3:00am – Complainant called from Lee Rd./IR 480, is following a black Honda and stated the driver may be intoxicated.  Officer stopped the vehicle in front of the police station and arrested the 35 yr. old driver for operating a vehicle under the influence.

1:26pm – Female caller (lives in Connecticut) reported that she was talking to a female on Facebook who lives in our city who is threatening suicide. She is home with her 4 children and is pregnant.  Dispatch received the email of all the messages back and forth from all the parties involved and it was determined that she does need some help. Marymount Hospital was contacted and they will pink slip her and to bring her in. Squad requested and transported the subject to Marymount Hospital.

11:09pm – Female from McCracken Rd. reporting a vehicle parked on the street for over an hour. Unknown if it is occupied or not.  Subjects were just talking inside the vehicle. Officer transported the 16 yr. old juvenile passenger to his home and then issued a curfew citation to the mother.

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