Brunswick Police Department
July 10 – The president of the Brunswick Education Foundation came to the police station just after 2 p.m. to report that a resident of Jefferson Township, Ky., attempted to withdraw $7,000 from the foundation’s account. The suspect, Shelly Lipscomb, 49, of Florence, Ky., allegedly obtained personal information from the foundation’s treasurer in order to attempt the withdrawal. The bank was able to determine the fraudulent activity and contacted the Jefferson Township Police Department leading to the suspect’s arrest. Due to the incident, the Brunswick education foundation has also been able to identify two additional unauthorized withdrawals from the account totaling $7,650 on July 3.
Brunswick Police DepartmentJuly 9 – Police responded to a Blueberry Hill Drive residence around 3:35 p.m. after receiving a call reporting a dog running loose and acting aggressively. The complainant told police this has been an ongoing issue, as the neighbor’s brown pit bull is “constantly running loose in her yard, defecating and acting aggressive when approached.” The city’s animal control officer made contact with the owner, Heather Rothwell, 24, of Blueberry Hill Drive, who was cited for allowing her dog to roam at large.
July 8 – Police responded to Laurel Square after receiving a report of a suspicious person. Contact was made with Grant E. Burdorff, 27, of Cleveland, who was observed placing a plastic bag into a trash bin. That bag contained a hypodermic needle. Police discovered during the investigation that the suspect had warrants for his arrest issued by both Medina and Middleburg Heights Police Departments. He was issued a citation for possession of a drug abuse instrument and was transferred to the custody of Medina Police for the warrant.
July 6 – Police responded to 613 Southbridge Boulevard after receiving a report of a vehicle that crashed onto the property with two subjects fleeing on foot. Upon arrival, a black Mercedes was observed near the house, which sustained heavy damage. Police made contact with the vehicle’s owner, at which time police discovered the man had been a passenger in the car and his cousin, Sean P. Urban, had been operating the vehicle during the crash. Both subjects were found to be intoxicated and injured and were transported by the fire department to a local emergency room. Urban, 24, of Medina, was issued multiple citations, including ones for driving outside marked lanes, hit-skip on private property, failure to control a vehicle, at the emergency room along with charges for OVI pending results from a urine sample obtained at the hospital.
July 2 – A Winged Foot Drive resident came to the station to report misuse of her checks. The complainant said she was contacted by her financial institution that day and the bank placed a freeze on her account. The bank had determined that her checks had been counterfeited by an unknown suspect. She was not out any money, however, she wanted a report for documentation purposes.
July 2 – A Wolff Drive resident came to the station to report that her vehicle had been egged. She told police the incident took place sometime between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. and said the eggs caused minor damage to her vehicle. There are no suspects, however, the complainant has indicated she plans to press charges if the suspects are identified.
July 2 – A Gallo Drive resident contacted police to report he’d been a victim of identity theft. The complainant told police he was contacted by a collection agency June 18, at which time he was asked to pay a cell phone balance of more than $1,300 on an account he never opened. The case has been forwarded to the company’s fraud department.
July 1 – Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on Pelham Way around 11:45 p.m. Upon arrival, police made contact with the complainant who advised that her son was highly intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Officers made contact with the suspect, Samuel Kosinar, 21, of Pelham Way, who was allegedly yelling obscenities and taking an aggressive stance toward officers. He was escorted to the ground and taken into custody. He was taken to the station where he was cited on charges of disorderly conduct. He was later released.