Student commits flagrant misconduct after assaulting her ex with her own laptop: Pepper Pike Police Blotter
Pepper Pike, Ohio
Simple assault: Boulevard Chagrin
Police responded to a disturbance at Orange High School around 5pm on April 1 where a 17-year-old girl allegedly got into a fight in the hall outside the gymnasium and ended up hitting a classmate in the head with her laptop .
The victim, also 17, who was there for the boys’ basketball practice, refused medical transport. The accounts indicated that the two had a past relationship.
The school-issued HP Chromebook appears to have borne the brunt of the attack, with damage that included a crushed screen.
The reported incident was submitted to a juvenile prosecutor for review of formal charges and restitution.
Motor Vehicle Theft: Windy Hill Drive
Residents reported at 7 a.m. on March 26 that they had parked a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and a 2012 GMC Acadia — both unlocked and with the keys inside — in their driveway overnight.
Both cars had left that morning and failed to show up on April 2. A neighbor across the street had grainy security camera footage showing a suspicious car driving down the street overnight as the investigation continues.
Identity theft, fraud, computer scam: Shaker Boulevard
A 66-year-old resident reported on March 30 that a fraud alert popped up on her computer screen and when she called the number listed, she ended up being scammed.
An attempted withdrawal of $5,000 from one of his accounts was frozen in time by the bank. However, the same couldn’t be said for the $2,500 worth of gift cards — Apple, Amazon and Target — that she bought and then relayed the serial numbers so they could be cashed in by the scammers.
Traffic Stop: Creekside Drive
Police pulled over a car for no visible license plate and heavily tinted windows at 2 p.m. on March 31 and discovered the driver, a 21-year-old Cleveland man, had no license or safety seat for the baby in the back of the 2005 Ford Mustang.
Officers also found an active warrant from Beachwood and took him to jail there, while his other passenger, a 21-year-old Cleveland woman, was turned over to South Euclid police after warrants for several jurisdictions have turned against it.
Nearly three-quarters of an ounce of suspected marijuana was also seized. The driver was also charged with a misdemeanor for it, due to the contraband’s proximity to a young child, who was picked up by family members while the car was being towed.
Disturbance: Pinetree Road
Police responded to the Europa restaurant at 2am on March 26 to a report of a man and woman apparently arguing heatedly, at which point a bystander intervened and the two men began to fight , with no serious injuries reported.
Alcohol appears to have been a factor, and the city attorney recommended that no charges be brought due to the lack of a principal perpetrator or assailant.
Traffic stop, no driver’s license, fictitious plates: Shaker Boulevard
A 24-year-old Lyndhurst man was arrested after a March 30 license check showed his California license plates had reverted to another car, with it being towed.
He also didn’t have a driver’s license, telling police he bought the California plates online just to have something to put on his Nissan Rogue. However, those plates were still listed for a BMW, police noted.
Traffic stop: Pinetree Road
After a 26-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested March 30 initially for an equipment violation, police found a Delaware County felony warrant.
She remained in Beachwood Jail, ending a hearing in Shaker Heights City Court, and was eventually released after posting bond.
General Support, Warrant Served: Brookwood Drive, Lander Road
In response to a report of a pedestrian flagging down cars for help around 3pm on March 31, police offered to drive the man to his home in Woodmere.
But in order to do so, they had to perform a background check, which also resulted in a warrant being issued to Woodmere, resulting in him being dropped off at the police station.
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