Thursday, November 29, 2012
Families from Aish HaTorah prepared dinner for local departments for the second year.
Thanks to Channah Appel, who coordinated this program, for providing much of the information below. Some information below was also included in an article published in 2011. While many enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal with their families this past Thursday, some local police officers and firefighters were working. Channah Appel started a program last year to thank them for their service and make sure they could celebrate the holiday, too. For the second year, she rounded up families from Aish HaTorah, an international organization based in Jerusalem and an adult and family Jewish Education program, and asked them to help prepare traditional Thanksgiving dishes and deliver them to the Cleveland Heights Police Department and the Beachwood and …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
One man said a Beachwood resident threatened him with a gun.
A verbal argument over a parking spot near the 3900 block of Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights escalated to the point that police responded and arrested one man. The fight started around noon on Nov. 16, according to police records. Two men were arguing over a parking spot, when one man — a 63-year-old from Beachwood — lifted up his coat and revealed a gun, the victim reported. Police responded and recovered a weapon from the Beachwood man. He was charged with aggravated menacing. Reports compiled from call logs and information from the Cleveland Heights Police Department.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Weed in underwear — A Kent woman learned on Oct. 11 that there simply is no good place for hiding drugs. Twinsburg Police pulled over 23-year-old Angelina Vinciguerra on Interstate 480 for littering, but immediately smelled marijuana coming from the car. She denied having the drug despite police noticing her heavy breathing and purse clutching. As police prepared to have a dog sniff for evidence, Vinciguerra was seen moving the marijuana from her purse to her underwear. An officer asked her to remove it before …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Here are some of the weirdest police reports from departments across the region
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Chair thrower: A bad day turned worse for a former employee at a Twinsburg company on Summit Commerce Park. The woman's employer fired her on Aug. 22, and she responded by attacking another worker. The woman shouted obscenities at multiple employees before hurling a chair at one of them. The victim was struck in the leg and decided to press assault charges on the former employee. The company has asked police to ban the woman from the premises and make sure she stays away. Turtle down: A turtle in Avon must have …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The most bizarre police reports from departments throughout Northeast Ohio.
Here are some of this week's weird calls and charges from Northeast Ohio. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Sprayed cab customer: An intoxicated Brecksville man refused to pay his cab driver, and got pepper sprayed for it. The driver told police the man failed to pay his bill on May 17 and had threatened him twice. The driver sprayed the man once in the car and again when the man exited the taxi and kicked it. The man kept making threats once police arrived. He was eventually charged with menacing, petty theft and disorderly conduct by intoxication. Police said he fell asleep at the station. Flirtatious urination: Westlake Police arrested a Lorain woman earlier this month — after she …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Families from Aish HaTorah prepared dinner for local departments
While many will soon sit down and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their families, some local police officers and firefighters are working. Channah Appel wanted to thank them for their service and make sure they could celebrate the holiday, too. She rounded up families from Aish HaTorah, an international organization based in Jerusalem and an adult and family Jewish Education program, and asked them to help prepare traditional Thanksgiving dishes and deliver them to the Cleveland Heights Police Department and the Beachwood and University Heights fire departments. “We thought it would be a great way to build our community of volunteers of parents and kids. There are so few opportunities for families to spend time together volunteering,” Appel…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tips for keeping yourself, your identity and your possessions safe
Senior adults can be especially vulnerable to thieves. Thieves view seniors as “easy targets” because they tend to be trusting of strangers, and they often have physical limitations that make them seem less able to defend themselves. Fortunately our local police departments offer some good advice for seniors on how they can protect themselves against theft and personal attack. “Identity theft and credit card fraud are two of the most common crimes against seniors,” said Cleveland Heights Police Sgt. Chris Britton. Britton advises seniors not to give their credit card, bank account or social security number to anyone who calls them on the phone, even if the person claims to be from the bank or the credit card company. Seniors should hang up…