False start on weapon found in Sledding Hill: orange police blotter
Property found: Emery Road
Police responded to the village of Sledding Hill at around 5:15 p.m. on November 27 to a report of a gun found by a resident in the parking lot. An officer determined that this was a Alfa .22 starting pistol with an orange grip that was still loaded with three blanks that appeared to be there for some time. A search by serial number indicated that it was not listed as stolen and that the simulated pistol resembling a revolver was placed in an evidence locker.
Threats: Oval Honeybelle
A resident reported at around 10:15 a.m. on November 24 that her younger brother, 26, had received death threats from a former family friend they had not spoken to for six years. The threats started late the night before and included a post on LinkedIn detailing plans to kill every family member for payment compensation and using profanity and anti-Semitic hate speech.
The suspect, 26, a former Orange resident whose parents now live in Beachwood, claimed he was standing outside the victims’ home, noting that the father’s was not parked there, adding that if he didn’t receive payment, he was going to knock on the door and murder the sister and her mother.
Orange Police quickly received a call from Moreland Hills officers about a similar threat reported around 5 a.m. by another family. The suspect’s father gave police an address in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the son is believed to have stayed, although police noted that this had returned to a restaurant there. The father said it was run by his friend there and the son was actually staying at an Airbnb.
The father was planning to travel to North Carolina to check on his son’s welfare, fearing he had been kidnapped, due to his recent unusual behavior.
Theft (vehicle parts): Orange Place, Harvard Road
A 37-year-old Cleveland Buckeye-Shaker man faces charges in connection with the November 28 theft of a catalytic converter from a 2008 Honda Element parked overnight in the Drury Inn & Suites parking lot.
An officer noted that the anti-pollution exhaust equipment, attached to the car’s tailpipe and valued in this case at $ 300, appeared to have been clearly cut, likely using a portable saw. The converters are then sold for scrap, leaving the victim with a very loud muffler.
A hotel security video showed a man exiting a nearby Cadillac STS at 5:41 a.m., working on something alongside the Honda Element, owned by a man from Erie, Pa., And his wife, then leaving eight minutes later. A witness at the hotel told police the suspect appeared to have dropped something. The suspect’s license plate number may also have been taken from a village automated traffic camera installed in the area.
Property found: Orange Place
Police were called to the Drury Inn & Suites at around 1:30 p.m. on November 28 after hotel maintenance found a 9mm Jimenez pistol loaded in a desk drawer in one of the bedrooms.
Less than an hour later, police were contacted by a Pittsburgh man, 36, who claimed to be the owner, at least since his father’s recent death. He was now in the process of removing his personal effects, but was not authorized to obtain firearms.
The plan was for a friend to bring the gun back to Pittsburgh to sell or give to another family member. The son said he would send documents to substantiate the claim, but was not interested at that time in obtaining the gun from the Orange Police Department.
Assist another agency: Harvard Road, Orange Place
Responding to a request from Chagrin Falls Police for help in searching for an alleged stalker on the afternoon of November 23, an Orange officer noticed the suspicious car, a 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser, heading heading west on Harvard Road and made a traffic stop.
Orange police were then given permission by the driver, a man from Northfield, 51, to move the car onto the grounds of Cooper’s Hawk Winery. In doing so, the officer noticed a smartphone on the center console that appeared to provide voice navigation with instructions to return east to where the incident occurred.
As Chagrin Falls police tried to figure out how the suspect presented himself at various places visited by the victim, the Orange officer noted that the phone, app or other device may have been following him. one way or another.
Control fault, drunk driving, driving with suspension, expired plates: Orange Place
After a 2009 Ford Escape struck a tree in front of the Bob Evans restaurant in Beachwood at around 11 p.m. on November 27, police determined that a first accident had also occurred with the same car in Orange, where the driver, a man from Cleveland, 29, hit a lamppost, knocking it over in front of the Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse.
Tire tracks in the fresh snow showed the driver also crossed the curb and left the roadway at the surgery center, then again near the Courtyard at Marriott hotel before coming to rest against the Bob Evans tree. The driver, who said he was drinking at Pinecrest where he argued with a woman, refused a breathalyzer test.
Control fault, drunk driving, open container: Beechmont Oval
In response to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a yard with the driver cranking the engine, honking and yelling to exit the area, police found a 2011 Honda Odyssey stuck in the grass between two houses at around 12:40 a.m. on November 24.
A man with an address in Cleveland, 48, slept in the driver’s seat, with the engine running in the park and the headlights on. He told police he thought he was home in his driveway on Harvard Road and had already drunk beer, ate wings and watched a basketball game at a Pinecrest establishment.
Police found a marijuana candy in a foil pouch over his person and a half-full box of Redd’s Wicked Apple in the center console. At Solon prison, he recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.183 on the breathalyzer, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 BAC.
Tire tracks showed he had walked up a driveway and then around the back yard to the other side of the house, continuing forward before getting stuck. Residents have been told of possible property damage to their lawns.
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