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Police reports in University Heights: October 2023

Stay informed about the latest police activities in University Heights, including arrests, ongoing investigations, and community incidents in this comprehensive overview of October’s police blotter.
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In a month marked by a series of incidents and arrests, the University Heights Police Department (UHPD) was kept busy addressing a wide range of issues within the community. From cases of driving under the influence to theft reports, domestic disturbances to vehicle damage, October brought forth a variety of challenges for both law enforcement and residents. Here’s a closer look at some of the noteworthy events that transpired throughout the month.

Oct. 1:

UHPD received a complaint about an erratic driver at the intersection of Warrensville Center Rd. and Fairmount Blvd. After police located the vehicle, it was pulled over for traffic violations. The driver of the car was arrested for OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) and was charged with multiple accounts including OVI, driving without a license, expired plates, muffler violations and possession of an open container.

Oct. 2:

A deceased body was found on Warrensville Center Rd. The cause of death is unknown.

A business on Cedar Rd. came to UHPD to report check fraud/theft in the amount of $17,463. An investigation is ongoing.

Oct. 6:

A vehicle was pulled over for failing to negotiate a turn and driving onto a tree lawn and sidewalk, almost hitting a tree. The driver was discovered to be intoxicated and arrested for OVI.

Oct. 8:

A vehicle was observed making several violations on Warrensville Center Rd and Meadowbrook Blvd. After stopping, the driver of the car was arrested for OVI, driving without a license, driving without headlights and expired plates. A personal bond and court date was issued.

Oct. 9:

Authorities were dispatched to a residence on Washington Blvd. for a dispute regarding child custody. The child’s father spat at the reporting party before fleeing the scene. No threats or physical violence occurred.

Oct. 10:

A 13 year old male was entered into LEADS as a missing/runaway juvenile.


Officers were dispatched to a welfare check on Cedar Rd. where a young child was rescued from a roadway by a good samaritan. The child’s mother left the child unattended and after further investigation, the mother was issued a warrant for Child Endangerment.

A Loss Prevention employee at Macy’s on Warrensville Center Rd. filed a theft report for an incident that happened the day prior. They were unable to identify three people suspected of shoplifting. The total amount of merchandise stolen was between $720-$2040.

Oct. 15:

A resident from University Heights reported fraud, stating someone had obtained their credit card information and used it to deposit money into a DraftKings account.

Police responded to Macy’s on Warrensville Center Rd. to attempt to stop a theft of $1,072 worth of merchandise. During the theft, Loss Prevention employees tore the shirt off one of the suspects and all suspects fled the scene.

Oct. 17:

A vehicle was seen driving on Washington Blvd. with an obstructed license plate. After the vehicle failed to use their turn signal, it was stopped. The driver was intoxicated, arrested for OVI and several citations were issued.

Oct. 19:

Car A was driving east on Cedar Rd. and turned left onto Thayne Rd. Car B was driving south on Thayne Rd. and began turning west onto Cedar Rd. The two cars collided.

Oct. 20:

A person was seen walking on Warrensville Center Rd. screaming obscenities and punching a street sign. He was very intoxicated and in possession of a fake I.D. He was arrested and charged with possessing a fake driver’s license, being intoxicated while underage and disorderly conduct.

Oct. 21:
A resident in the South Green Rd. area reported hearing a disturbance nearby. Police could not locate the root of the disturbance. However, two vehicles were located in a nearby parking lot with broken passenger windows and steering wheel columns punched out. An investigation is pending.

Officers responded to a group home on Tullamore Rd. for a disturbance report. A male juvenile caused damage to the interior of a home by punching holes into the wall. The individual was transported to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

A vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation on Warrensville Center Rd. and the driver was found to be in possession of marijuana. The driver was issued a traffic citation for not driving with lights on and released.

Oct. 22:

Authorities noticed broken glass on the ground at the back of an address on Kerwin Rd. After investigating, it appears there was a possible vehicle theft.

Police reported a vehicle at the Cedar Center Apartments that had been damaged by someone attempting to steal it.

UHPD responded to an apartment complex on Cedar Rd. for a domestic violence disturbance. A female was assaulted by a male, who half fled the scene prior to police arriving. Charges are pending and the female sustained wounds to her legs.

A Family Dollar assistant manager reported the theft of 14 propane tanks from outside the store on Cedar Rd.

A resident on Cedar Rd. called to bring awareness to the theft of their vehicle. The car was entered into LEADS as stolen.

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