Saturday, October 13, 2012

police blotter: summer haze

PORTABLE RESTROOM, MELLERT PARK: A portable restroom was tipped over sometime before 7:54 p.m. Aug. 14.  Police notified the Parks Department about the damage.

TOMATO, LAWRENCE: A male subject told a patrolling officer that someone threw a tomato at his garage door Sept. 8.  The officer patrolled the area at about 9:35 p.m., but could not locate any suspects.

DISTURBANCE, PEARL ROAD: Employees at Mr. Hero got a little more than they bargained for when a man ordered a sandwich and brought it back after he found it had cheese.  The man caused a ruckus and broke some tile, during the Aug. 20 incident.  He left the scene and officers were unable to locate the man.

SKATEBOARD, BRYMAR LANE: A resident told police that a truck was pulling people on a skateboard down the street Aug. 2.  When an officer responded to the area, the vehicle was gone.

SLING SHOT, CARDINAL: A resident told police Sept. 26 that he believed unknown individuals were using a sling shot to shoot buckeye nuts at the roof of his home.  Extra patrol was requested for the area.

UNRULY JUVENILE: A boy jumped on the trunk and roof of the family car July 23 after refusing to take the trash out.  No damage was done to the car.

ANIMAL SITUATION, PEARL ROAD: A caller told police a very large animal of some sort was eating another animal in the roadway in front of GFS at 1 a.m. Sept. 21.  The animal, which the caller said snarled at him when he walked by, turned out to be a white German Shepherd mix and was actually eating a pizza.    

COUNTERFEIT, EAST SMITH: Three counterfeit $100 bills were received at a Bingo game at a church this past week, just a week after a rash of counterfeit bills were used at fast food restaurants and other locations in Medina.  The fraudulent bills were confiscated, but no arrests have been made.  Police are encouraging businesses to study the security markings used by the U.S. Treasury Department for currency.

TAMPONS, NORTH COURT: Tampons were stuck all over the windshield of a Toyota Camry, which was parked in a North Court Street lot, Sept. 15.  The vandalism was discovered at 10:02 a.m.  No suspects were identified in the case.

CHALK DAMAGE, ABBEYVILLE: A resident told police that a Dodge Caravan was marked with sidewalk chalk Sept. 13.  The damage was found at 9:20 a.m.

ENGINE RUNNING, NOTTINGHAM: A resident complained to police that a man had been sitting in a car, running the engine behind his apartment "for hours," which kept the man from falling asleep at about 8 p.m. Sept. 28.  Officers checked the area but could not locate any suspicious, running vehicles.

ANIMAL, EAST UNION: A caller complained that animals were near Medina High School at about 3:40 p.m. Sept. 19.  An officer responded to the area, but saw only plastic coyotes that had been placed in the area to scare away geese.  The location was cleared.

BATHROBE, WEST LIBERTY: A delivered package was stolen from the front porch of a West Liberty Street home sometime before 5:53 p.m. Sept. 18.  The package contained a bathrobe from Kohl's.

SUSPICIOUS SITUATION, ACACIA DRIVE: A man was concerned after his dog took off when he let it out at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 23 and came back smelling like sulfur or gasoline.  Actually, the "dog got a direct hit from a skunk," reports said.  The man was advised on clean-up methods.

PUBLIC INDECENCY, YORKTOWN: A resident told police that a man urinated on his front lawn around 7 p.m. on Sept. 24.  Officers responded and took a report, but no arrests were reported in the case.

GROUNDHOGS, WEST SMITH: A resident spoke with police July 16 about a neighbor that was feeding groundhogs in the area.  An officer told the accuser that it was not illegal to feed groundhogs.

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