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University Heights police reports over winter break

Amelia Marlow, beat reporter, looks into University Heights police reports that were filed while JCU students were on winter break.
University Heights police reports over winter break
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While JCU students took a month-long break from their studies to enjoy the holidays and spend time with family, first responders continued working to ensure the safety of community members. Over the course of winter break, there were a series of incidents and arrests that brought forth a variety of challenges for both law enforcement and residents. Here’s an overview of some events that took place over the last month.

Dec. 15:

An employee from the Cedar Rd. Target reported that the day before, an unknown black male and black female stole $850 worth of electronics. A UHPD investigation is ongoing.

Dec. 25:

At approximately 12:30 a.m., UHPD received a call regarding a woman walking eastbound on Cedar Rd. in the middle of the street. Dispatch advised that she was distressed and carrying a pair of scissors. Police were able to locate her at which point the suspect fled, and was eventually caught and detained. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for a suspected medical emergency.

Dec. 28:

A female Miramar Blvd. resident reported that was a victim of fraud. She sent $987 to a party claiming to be a bank representative checking her account for security purposes on a money transferring app. Information was gathered for an investigation.

Jan. 1:

Police pulled a vehicle over for a traffic offense. The driver was cited for driving under suspension and with an expired registration. While searching the vehicle, narcotics and a loaded firearm were located. The driver was released pending further investigation.

Jan. 3:

Authorities were dispatched to a residence on Cedar Rd. to search for an 18 year old female reported missing by the Euclid Police Department. The victim was located and transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation. A further investigation is pending.

Jan. 4:

UHPD responded to a residence on Milton Rd. regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim told police that her car was stolen overnight while it was parked in her garage. An investigation is underway.

Jan. 6:

Just before 2:00 a.m., officers arrived at an apartment complex on Kerwin Rd. to address the report of a man yelling and striking a vehicle with a woman inside. Callers stated that the male shoved a bystander out of his way. The male locked himself in the building, resulting in police failing to locate him. Pictures were taken of damage for investigation purposes.

Jan. 8:

Police were dispatched to the Target on Cedar Rd. for a shoplifting of $2,275 worth of merchandise. When they arrived on-scene, two males fled in a white Hyundai vehicle with a Florida license plate and were unable to be located. An investigation is pending.

Jan 12:

Just after midnight, authorities pulled over a vehicle traveling on Cedar Rd. It was discovered that the driver had an active warrant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He was arrested, taken to Solon Jail and cited for driving with a suspended license, as well as failure to display a license plate.

Jan. 15:

First responders were dispatched to a residence on Cedarbrook Rd. for an unresponsive person. Upon their arrival, it was concluded that the victim, a 41 year old man, was deceased. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene and the cause of death is being investigated. There were no obvious signs of foul play.

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