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Two hotel workers robbed at gunpoint; man threatens to commit ‘suicide by cop’: Brook Park Police Blotter

October 5, 2018

Two hotel workers robbed at gunpoint; man threatens to commit ‘suicide by cop’: Brook Park Police Blotter

BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Aggravated robbery, Snow Road: Two workers at Howard Johnson by Wyndham, 16644 Snow, said they were robbed at gunpoint at about midnight Sept. 25 at the hotel.

One worker was leaving the hotel when she was stopped by two male suspects with scarves covering their faces. They pointed a handgun at her and ordered her back inside. The robbers then told the woman to walk behind the counter in the lobby and open the cash drawer. The woman complied, and the robbers grabbed cash from the drawer.

The second worker then entered the lobby. The robbers told her to open the safe. But the second worker said she didn’t have the code to the safe. The robbers ordered both women to the ground, took money from their purses and left the hotel.

Police said it’s not clear how much money was stolen. The workers were not hurt. Police were unable to obtain descriptions of the robbers.

Sudden illness, Donald Drive: A 53-year-old Donald Drive man, who called police and said that he wanted to commit “suicide by cop,” was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

The man told police that he was depressed and armed. Responding officers found the man on his front porch, holding a handgun in one hand and a cell phone in the other hand. The gun was pointed toward the ground.

Police drew their weapons. They told the man to place his handgun on the ground. He complied. Police then ordered the man onto the ground, and he was arrested without further incident. No shots were fired.

Police found three additional handguns and a rifle, all loaded, inside the man’s house.

Assault, Brookpark Road: A worker at Amber’s Cabaret, 13311 Brookpark, said she was assaulted Sept. 14 by two women auditioning for employment as exotic dancers at the club.

The prospective dancers pushed the worker to the floor and kicked her. The worker suffered scratches and bruises. The worker decided not to press charges against the dancers. Police don’t know why the dancers attacked.

Burglary, Meigs Boulevard: A house on Meigs was burglarized late Sept. 22 or early Sept. 23.

No one was home at the time. Entry was gained through a rear door, which was smashed open with a rock. Cash in the form of coins was stolen, but police didn’t say how much.

Breaking and entering, Hummel Road: An unidentified person broke into Cuyahoga Concrete, 17251 Hummel, forced his or her way into an office and damaged property.

It was reported at about 4:10 p.m. Sept. 25. The break-in happened overnight when no one else was in the building. The person tried to pry open a soft drink machine and take money, but was unsuccessful.

Drunkenness, Smith and Snow roads: A Brook Park man, 57, was arrested three times within 48 hours for disorderly conduct and drunkenness.

The first arrest occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Sept. 18 at Marc’s Deeper Discount Store, 5725 Smith. Police didn’t say whether the man was inside or outside the store or what he was doing to warrant arrest.

The second arrest was at about 12:15 p.m. Sept. 19 after the man was found sleeping and intoxicated at BP, 15150 Snow. Police didn’t say if the man was inside or outside BP.

The third arrest occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Marc’s on Smith. Police said the man was acting in a disorderly manner, but it wasn’t clear what he was doing.

Police were concerned that the man might have been suffering from alcohol poisoning, so they took him to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights. When the man was released from the hospital, police took him to Berea Municipal Court, where he was sentenced to 30 days in the Cuyahoga County jail.

Criminal damaging, West 150th Street: Someone threw a rock through the rear kitchen window of a house at about 9:50 p.m. Sept. 19. People were in the home at the time, but no one was hurt.

Theft, West 130th Street: Two cases of energy drinks were reported stolen at about 8:20 a.m. Sept. 14 from Speedway, 5764 West 30th. The theft was captured on security video.

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