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Two men beaten in Wedo Park; house burglarized on Zaremba Drive: Brook Park police blotter

February 22, 2019

Two men beaten in Wedo Park; house burglarized on Zaremba Drive: Brook Park police blotter

Assault, Shelby Drive: Two Brook Park men, 19 and 20, said they were attacked by about 15 younger males at about 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Wedo Park off Shelby.

The victims were playing basketball when the attackers, ranging in age from 15-18, arrived in four or five vehicles. One of the attackers told the victims they were either going to fight or get robbed. The victims didn’t know the attackers.

The attackers punched and kicked the victims, leaving cuts and scrapes and breaking the nose of one victim. The attackers didn’t rob the victims. After the beating, the attackers drove away. The victim with the broken nose drove to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.

Burglary, Zaremba Drive: Several credit cards were stolen between 9:30 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. Feb. 4 from a house on Zaremba.

Someone broke a window in the home’s backdoor to get inside. The burglar or burglars rummaged through kitchen cabinets. The victim was not home at the time. House keys were also stolen.

Operating a vehicle under the influence, Brookpark Road: A Cleveland man, 50, was arrested at about 2 a.m. Feb. 10 after he slammed his Jeep into a curb outside Airport Crazy Horse, 16600 Brookpark, then drove away.

Police saw it happen. The man was driving 52 mph on eastbound Brookpark, a 35-mph zone. He was drunk. Police found a bag of marijuana on the man.

Theft, Snow Road: A Rocky River woman, 54, was arrested at about 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 after security guards at Giant Eagle, 14650 Snow, caught her stealing $48 in groceries.

The woman had hidden the groceries in a reusable shopping bag and left the store. Employees recognized the woman as one who had been banned from all Giant Eagle stores due to past shoplifting offenses.

Disorderly conduct, Brookpark Road: A Mantua man, 27, was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 9 after police found him drunk and hiding under a vehicle next to Shell, 13030 Brookpark.

A Shell worker called police after the man ran into the gas station, placed money on the counter and left. The worker said the man seemed confused. Police said they arrested the man, once they found him, for his own safety.

Operating a vehicle under the influence, Snow Road: A Strongsville man, 26, was arrested at about 3 a.m. Feb. 9 after police caught him driving drunk on Snow.

Police stopped the man’s car because he was driving 39 mph in a 25-mph zone. They found a marijuana pipe and marijuana grinder on the man.