Bikes, Cars, and Juvenile Court: Pepper Pike Police Blotter
Pepper Pike, Ohio
Concealment of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief, Curfew Breach, Auto Theft: Turnbury Road, Landerwood Drive
After a Turnbury resident reported an unknown man with a flashlight searching their parked vehicle at 5am on August 11, police arrived to find a Woodmere boy in another car. He was detained until his parents arrived.
The boy was determined to be 15 and the car owner had no idea who he was or what he was doing with his car, risking a charge of auto theft by the police. Woodmere Font.
From there, the same boy was positively identified in a series of photos shown to a Landerwood resident who reported that on August 10, she was leaving her house around 7 p.m. when she noticed a boy at the end of the gone with a bike. pump he had removed from their porch.
He explained that his bicycle tire was flat and he noticed the pump on the porch. After letting him use it and seeing it on the way, the resident got into her car and noticed all the spare change was missing, leading to the possibility of an additional theft charge.
Check fraud (corporate), theft by trickery, forgery: Shaker Boulevard
A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted a Parma Heights man Aug. 16 for creating an identical fraudulent check to a local dental office, writing it to himself for $1,400, and cashing it in May.
With multiple warrants from other cities such as Twinsburg and Macedonia, police believe he was creating similar fabrications with other companies.
Identity theft, mail theft: Creekside Drive
A resident said Aug. 8 he sent a Beachwood Post Office tax return to the Internal Revenue Service in April, only to have it fraudulently cashed in July by someone else for $1,200, launching an investigation by Pepper Pike Police.
Departmental information, telecommunications fraud: Lander Road
Officials at a health-tech development company have called for no investigation, but have asked police to document an Aug. 10 failed attempt to illegally redirect a $700,000 wire transfer the company was sending by electronic way.
The sum in question was a payment from the company which ultimately went through with no loss of money.
Runaways: Boulevard Chagrin
A teenager who ran away from New Directions residential drug treatment center on August 18 found himself in a foot chase with Pepper Pike and Orange police before being apprehended, handcuffed and taken to hospital Hillcrest for further evaluation.
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