Tossed personal alarms awaken residents’ fears: Olmsted Falls Police Blotter


OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio

Alarm: Chandlers Lane

A resident called police at 10:56 p.m. Oct. 4 about hearing an unknown alarm. She wasn’t sure whether it was from a car or house. She said she heard a loud bang prior to the alarm starting to sound. Police went to the location to find the source of the alarm. Someone stopped them and said it was coming from the back of the property. At 11:15 p.m. they found a personal flashing alarm devise that someone threw on one of the balconies. They disabled it but realized there was another in the area. That alarm was on the lawn. They also disabled it one as well.

Speeding: Bagley Road

An officer stopped a motorist on Lynway Avenue at 7:54 a.m. Oct. 1 for speeding within a school zone.

Solicitor complaint: River Road

A resident called police at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 that someone was aggressively trying to get her to answer her door. The suspect was ringing the doorbell nonstop. A bit later when she went out to get the mail, the man started yelling at her to come toward him to talk to him. He was at the neighbor’s house. The man arrived in the area in a large gray van that had a rack on the top. The woman went back inside her house. The man came over again and started ringing her doorbell again. She said the knocking finally stopped, but wants the man to leave.

Welfare Check: Raintree Boulevard

Police received a call from a woman Oct. 1 who said an employee at their Richmond Heights workplace did not show up for work again. No one had heard from her all week and they were concerned. An officer went to the worker’s home where he heard a dog inside, but nothing seemed out of place. No one answered the door. He spoke to a neighbor who said the son was just there. The neighbor was able to contact the woman who said she was on a leave of absence.

Debris on roadway: Columbia Road

A motorist called police at 9:50 a.m. Oct. 2 about car debris in the intersection of Columbia and Bagley roads. The debris included broken glass and other items. The city’s service department was contacted

Assistance: Columbia Road

Police helped a man at 2:08 p.m. Oct. 2 whose tools fell out of his truck. The items were removed from the roadway.

Parked cars: Water Street

Police saw two cars parked at David Fortier Park at 11:03 p.m. Oct. 2. That is beyond the park’s legal hours. He found the occupants who were filming the waterfall. They gathered up their equipment and left. They were advised about the park’s hours.

Traffic stop: Columbia Road

Police stopped a car at 1 a.m. Oct. 3 for not stopping at a stop sign and speeding. The driver gave a few false names before police were able to identify her. She had a suspended license. Her car was towed.

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