Neighbor shoots pellets at man’s house; neighbor stops man with red umbrella from stealing packages: Brook Park Police Blotter

September 28, 2018

Neighbor shoots pellets at man’s house; neighbor stops man with red umbrella from stealing packages: Brook Park Police Blotter

BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Disorderly conduct, North Gallatin Boulevard: A North Gallatin man, 51, called police at about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and said that a neighbor, 54, was shooting Airsoft pellets at his house.

The man and his neighbor had been feuding. Police were unable to contact the neighbor. Detectives are investigating.

Attempted theft, Southway Drive: An unidentified male suspect tried to steal two packages from the front yard of a house.

It happened at about 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10. A delivery service had left the packages in the yard.

A neighbor saw a male suspect with a red umbrella open the packages. The neighbor yelled at the suspect, who ran away. The neighbor called police, who were unable to locate the suspect.

Theft by deception, Brookpark Road: Premier Auto Body & Collision Center, 14100 Brookpark, was scammed out of $1,171 by a male suspect falsely claiming to be a worker with The Illuminating Co.

The incident was reported Sept. 14. The fake Illuminating Co. worker called the company and said it owed the utility $1,171 in overdue electric bills. The scammer said if Premier did not pay that day, The Illuminating Co. would shut off its electricity.

Premier was instructed to load the money onto three MoneyPak cards, then give the scammer the PIN. The company complied.

Police said The Illuminating Co. never contacts customers about overdue bills in this way nor instructs them to pay past-due bills with MoneyPak cards.

Attempted theft, West 140th Street: A 25-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, both from Cleveland, were arrested at about 4:10 a.m. Sept. 18 after they tried to break into shipping containers outside Ques Industries Inc., 5420 W. 140th.

A police sergeant driving by saw it happen. The containers held construction equipment. The woman drove up in a car with the man in the passenger seat. She parked, and he stepped out of the car and used a knife and other cutting instruments in the attempted break-in.

When the woman saw police, she drove away, leaving the man behind. Police caught the woman down the street. Both the man and woman initially falsely identified themselves to police.

Burglary, Adair Court: A purse containing $300 in cash and credit cards, and a pair of sunglasses, were reported stolen at about 2 p.m. Aug. 3 from an unlocked home. No one was home at the time of the theft.

Disorderly conduct, Brookpark Road: A Cleveland man, 46, and a 43-year-old Lodi man were arrested at about 6 p.m. Sept. 14 after police found them intoxicated and unable to care for themselves outside Shell, 13030 Brookpark.

A witness called police after seeing at least one of the men lying in the parking lot. When police arrived, the men were shirtless and had difficulty standing. One of the men was carrying a paper envelope, wrapped in plastic, that contained a brown powder. Police haven’t yet identified the powder.

Disorderly conduct, Stark Drive-Fayette Boulevard: An intoxicated Olmsted Falls woman, 43, was arrested at about 11:45 p.m. Sept. 16 after she raised a ruckus at Stark and Fayette.

Witnesses saw the woman stumbling around the neighborhood and called police. When police arrived, the woman was on the porch of a relative’s home, yelling and screaming. She refused to calm down and resisted arrest by pulling away from officers.

Drug abuse, West 150th Street: A Cleveland man, 35, and a 30-year-old Brook Park man were taken to a local hospital at about 3:10 p.m. Sept. 11 after police found them passed out in a vehicle parked in the street.

Inside the vehicle were drug-abuse instruments -- including a pill bottle and tools used to crush pills for inhalation -- and parts of an antibiotic pill and muscle relaxer.

Theft, Smith Road: A worker at Shell, 5918 Smith, stole money from the cash register on several occasions, according to a July 12 police report.

The worker, a 33-year-old Brook Park woman, stole a total of $1,200 in one week. Store security video showed it happening. The woman was fired and arrested.

Operating a vehicle under the influence, Brookpark Road: A Cleveland man, 70, was arrested at about 9:20 p.m. Sept. 16 after police caught him driving drunk on Brookpark near West 161st Street. The man’s car was weaving.

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