Suspicious half-eaten cookie found in apartment; break-in reported at liquor store: Brook Park police blotter

December 27, 2018

Suspicious half-eaten cookie found in apartment; break-in reported at liquor store: Brook Park police blotter

Suspicion, Sheldon Road: A woman called police at about 8:40 p.m. Dec. 18 after finding a half-eaten cookie in her apartment at The Acadian Apartments, 21478 Sheldon.

The woman had left her apartment, and when she returned, she noticed that her apartment door was unlocked. The half-eaten cookie was either on her table or counter. She hadn’t left the cookie there and she didn’t know who did.

The woman told police that after she had stepped out of her apartment, she sent her grandson back inside to fetch her cell phone. She said it’s possible that her grandson ate half the cookie but she didn’t question him before calling police.

Police checked the area of the apartment but didn’t find any clues.

Breaking & entering, Smith Road: Two unidentified males broke into Quick State Liquor, 5945 Smith, at about 2 a.m. Dec. 16.

The break-in set off the store alarm. Security video showed two males wearing hoodies using a crowbar to pry open the business door, then trying unsuccessfully to break into a safe. They left without stealing anything.

Possession of controlled substance & drug-abuse instruments, Brookpark Road: A Cleveland man, 41, and a Cleveland Heights man, 26, were arrested at about 9 p.m. Sept. 8 after police found syringes and unidentified pills in their car.

Earlier that day, on Brookpark near Smith Road, the two men had attacked and fought another man over property allegedly taken from either the Cleveland man or the Cleveland Heights man. The victim, who suffered minor injuries, called police.

Police found the car belonging to the Cleveland man and Cleveland Heights man on Commerce Park off Smith.

Theft, Snow Road: A Cleveland woman, 57, was arrested at about 3:15 p.m. Dec. 15 after she stole groceries from Giant Eagle, 14650 Snow.

The woman entered the self-checkout line, scanned and paid for some items but not for others. She placed both the scanned and unscanned items into the same bag and left the store. Store security guards saw it happen and held the woman until police arrived.

Theft, Snow Road: A rib roast, shrimp and a DVD were reported stolen at about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 from Giant Eagle, 14650 Snow.

Store workers saw a man, later identified as a 26-year-old Brook Park resident, place the items in his coat. The theft was also captured on store security video.

Disturbance, Middlebrook Boulevard: Three males in a vehicle exchanged harsh words with a 54-year-old Berea man at about 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in McGovern Park, 5955 Middlebrook Boulevard.

The Berea man was upset because the vehicle, as it pulled into the park, almost hit his car door. The driver of the vehicle said the Berea man pulled out a gun, but police didn’t find a gun.

The Berea man said the three males – later identified as a 19-year-old Middleburg Heights man, a 19-year-old Strongsville man and a 17-year-old Strongsville boy – threatened him but didn’t act. No one was arrested.

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