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.


Auto Repossessions:
* Unsuccessful: 5
* Successful: 4

Sunday, December 28, 2014

2:27am – On Lee Rd./Friend Ave. a 37yr old male driver was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence.  His 34yr old female passenger was cited for wrongful entrustment and possession of marijuana.  She was transported to the police station to wait for a ride. Kellys towed the vehicle.

5:19am – Officer on Therodore St. ticketed a vehicle that already had 6 parking violations.  Kellys towed the vehicle and an additional ticket was issued.

7:57am – Male from Maplepark Dr. reported damage to his vehicle overnight.  Someone entered the garage, slashed the front left tire and keyed the complainant’s vehicle.

5:11pm – Female on Erwin St. reported seeing 3 black juveniles go into the backyard of a vacant residence and heard a door shut.  Officers arrested one 18yr old adult and charged him with trespassing and drug abuse.  Two juveniles, ages 16 and 17, were also arrested and charged with trespassing.  An unburnt marijuana cigarette was located on the front porch and transported back to the station and placed into evidence.

Monday, December 29, 2014

12:45am – Officer conducted a traffic stop on Warrensville Ctr. Rd./Southgate Park. The 25yr old driver was cited for expired plates and driving under suspension.  Kellys towed the vehicle.

11:06am –   3 driver’s licenses and 5 credit cards found in the parking lot of Southgate Lanes.   In an effort to return these items, the officer looked up all parties in the CAD computer system. The phone numbers located were either not valid or not accepting incoming calls and therefore the items are entered into evidence as found property.

12:18pm – Officer involved with a black male who jumped from his moving vehicle and ran southbound on Lee Rd.  The vehicle was still in gear, doors locked and came to rest in the front yard of a home on Raymond St.  A resident on Theodore St. stated that the male ran through their backyard and a resident on Anthony St. saw a male matching the suspect’s description run southbound towards Libby Rd.  The ID in the vehicle returned to a male on Clement Ave. who was located on the front porch and placed into custody.   The 23yr old suspect was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, hit-skip, obstruction and failure to yield.

5:47pm – Complainant from Grasmere Ave. reported a theft from auto.  Sometime overnight an unknown person entered the complainants vehicle and stole an old iPod. Entry was gained through an UNLOCKED passenger door. No damage to the vehicle.

10:59pm – Officer was conducting a traffic stop on Granger Rd. and discovered the 21yr old subject was driving under suspension.  A citation was issued for that offense along with one for a stop sign offense.  Subject was also arrested on his warrants with Maple Hts. for failure to appear and disorderly conduct charges.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

6:46am – Theft of checks from an UNLOCKED vehicle on Glenwood Ave.  Vehicle was rummaged through and a few checks and the vehicle registration were taken.

1:41pm – From Evening Star Ave., a report from a male child that he and his brother were playing with a toy gun and he shot him in the face with it.  The male is not injured, he was hit in the face with a Nerf dart gun. The boys are 8 & 9yrs old.
1:47pm –  From Dunham Rd., a male child says his sister hit him with a fake gun.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

12:45am – On Warrensville Ctr. Rd., a 38yr old male was found passed out behind the wheel of a car.  Vehicle was towed and subject arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

3:12pm – Traffic stop on Benhoff Dr. of a possible stolen vehicle from Youngstown Ohio.  The 30yr old male driver and his 34yr old female passenger were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property.

11:03pm – Female reporting an accident where the vehicle struck a pole on Tabor Ave.  A second caller reported the parties are now arguing.  The driver of one of the vehicles involved was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence and endangering children (a 2yr. old was inside this vehicle and transported to Marymount Hospital).

A sincere “THANK YOU” goes out to the Maple Hts. Police and Fire Departments for their constant and tireless service to the residents of Maple Hts.

 Thursday, January 1, 2015


12:01am –

* Clare Ave./ Northfield Rd. area, 10+ shots heard-All quiet
* Arch St., 8+ shots heard, caller thought the resident was shooting in the backyard – All quiet
* Clement Ave., heard 20 shots behind residence-All quiet
* Clement Ave., caller saw someone in backyard shooting-All quiet
* Raymond St./Anthony St.,heard 3 gunshots- All quiet
* Kenyon St., several shots heard-All quiet
* Officers heard 3 gunshots coming from the area south of Rockside and west of Dunham- no signs of a gunshots

12:12am -Noise disturbance call from Lee Rd.

12:45am – Noise disturbance call from Lee Rd. (same address)

1:00am – Domestic violence call from Morning Star Ave.

1:06am – Charges/arrests involving operating a vehicle under the influence and hit-skip on Raymond St./Camden Rd.

2:07am – Noise disturbance reported on Dunbury Dr.

2:11am – Domestic violence reported at Kings & Queens Lounge on Southgate Park.

2:42am – On Broadway Ave., an arrest & charge for operating a vehicle under the influence.

2:54am – Reckless operation of a vehicle reported on James Ave./Dunham Rd.

3:30am – Squad requested to the police station on Lee Rd. for a highly intoxicated male.

3:53am – Noise disturbance reported on Maplewood Ct.

8:19pm – Theft from auto reported from Edinboro Ave.  Subject parked vehicle at his mother’s house UNLOCKED.  Upon leaving he noticed somebody had rummaged through his vehicle. His wife’s purse was missing from the vehicle and a DVD was tampered with but not stolen. No visible prints were observed on the vehicle.

Friday, January 2, 2015

12:05am – Officer initiated a traffic stop on Libby Rd./Mayville Ave. and could smell an odor of alcohol.  He conducted a series of tests and the driver was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence.  When the other passengers exited the vehicle. an open container of Smirnoff Liquor was in plain sight.  Another open container (12oz Heineken Bottle), was located under the front passenger seat along with 0.6grams of raw marijuana. One passenger was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and the other passenger was issued a citation for open container. Kelly’s Towing towed the vehicle from the scene.

2:11am – Two gunshots heard on Cato between Raymond and McCracken. A second caller stated she heard two gunshots in the area of Raymond and Philip.  There were no cars leaving the area and neither caller was able to give an exact location.  Officers checked the area and found no evidence of shots being fired.  Officers were in the area when 2 additional calls were recieved, but they did not hear any gunshots. Two additional calls received one caller reporting she heard 2 gun shots and the second that she heard 3 gunshots on Catherine near Raymond.

2:48am – Female from Warrensville Ctr. Rd. locked her keys inside of her vehicle and left her oven on at home.  Entry was gained with no damage to the vehicle.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

10:48am –  Call received from Libby Rd. from a highly intoxicated male stating he is drinking beer and people are trying to kill him. Subject was arrested/cited for open container and advised of his warrant with North Randall.

12:05pm – Female caller from IR480/Broadway requesting assistance as her vehicle hood flew up.  Officer made a temporary fix and followed the subject to Broadway where her mechanic was located.

8:30pm – Call received from Culture Cutting Barber Shop on Lee Rd. reporting a robbery at gun point by 2 black males.

11:13pm – Call received from Kenyon Dr. where the complainant reported her sons friend just shot himself. Complainant put a male on the phone that stated the friend just got to the residence, was playing with the gun and accidentally shot himself in the head. No one was able to provide Dispatch with the location of the gun or further information on the male.  Independence police responded with their K9 for an article search.  Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrived on scene and a search warrant was executed.  Rescue squad transported the victim to South Pointe where the subject unfortunately died.

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One Response to Policing Maple Heights

  1. Lynn January 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    The rescue squad and fire department have assisted me at least 5 times in2014. I have problem with blood clots . I don’t know what could have happened to me at least 3 of the 5 times if they did not rescue me. I am so grateful.

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