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Woman makes up attempted abduction story due to boredom

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:00 am | Updated: 9:04 pm, Thu Mar 21, 2013.

Feb. 6 – A female stated she was in a Whitney Road apartment complex elevator when a male attempted to grab her. She said there were scratches on her arm. She also said the male got off the elevator on the third floor. In the presence of officers the woman admitted she concocted the story because she was bored and wanted attention. She was issued a misdemeanor citation for misuse of 911.

Feb. 10 – A male with red hair and a mustache was asking residents on Willow Wood Drive and Saratoga Trail if they wanted their walks shoveled. Some of the residents felt he was casing houses.

Feb. 10 – A Woodlawn Court resident called at 11:55 p.m. and stated that someone attempted to break into his house the evening of Feb. 9. He scared them away so he did not call police. He heard something around 10:10 p.m. this evening pulling on the handle of his sliding door to the patio. He heard it again five minutes later. The homeowner announced loudly that he had a weapon and did not hear any other noises. An officer checked for tracks in the snow, but did not see any. Special attention was placed on the home.

Feb. 10 – A female was lying on the ground beside southbound Pearl Road just before Boston Road. She was able to stand, but did not look good, according to the police report. She was involved in a minor three-car accident and fell getting out of her vehicle.

Feb. 10 – A Turkey Meadow resident stated a neighbor had been chopping wood for the past 15 minutes and the noise was disturbing. An officer spoke with the neighbor who admitted to chopping wood earlier. He was advised of the complaint.

Feb. 9 – A Forestwood Drive resident reported that his lawn had been turfed for the third night in a row. He recently installed security cameras and was to review the tapes.

Feb. 9 – A caller stated that a backhoe was running prior to 8 a.m. at the Giant Eagle construction site on Pearl Road. An officer spoke to a worker who was unloading a backhoe. He was advised that since the noise was bothering neighbors he had to wait until 8 a.m. on the weekend per city ordinance.

Feb. 8 – A work crew hit a 2-inch gas line on Sprague Road near Pearl Road. Columbia Gas was notified. Area businesses were also notified that as soon as the line was pinched that they would not have gas.

Feb. 8 – An elderly female was in a Royalton Road restaurant acting like she was lost. She used the restroom, did not order any food and talked about a party. An officer took the woman to her residence and was able to get her inside.

Feb. 8 – A caller advised that there was a woman with an umbrella in the middle of Bennington Drive wanting police because someone got the baby. An officer spoke to the woman with the umbrella. It seemed that she was having psychological issues. She thought someone was playing a joke on her and that she would not bother the neighbors again.

Feb. 7 – A Sunset Drive resident and her neighbor had their respective dogs outside. A male and female were walking two other dogs when one of the dogs attacked the caller’s dog and her dog injured the dog that precipitated the event. The male yelled obscenities and threatened to kill the resident’s dog. The male and female walked down Shurmer Road leaving a blood trail from the dog’s paw almost to Pearl Road. The information was passed onto the animal warden for follow up.

Feb. 7 – The granddaughter of a Pearl Road apartment resident pushed her grandmother and opened a gash. The granddaughter then restrained her grandmother from calling 911 and took her apartment keys. An officer took the granddaughter to the police station.

Feb. 7 – Five dump trucks were running at the Giant Eagle construction site at 7:22 a.m. They were not allowed to make noise until 7:30 a.m. An officer spoke with the foreman who said there was an outside contractor that brought dump trucks this morning. The foreman was advised that this would not sit well with neighboring residents.

Feb. 6 – An Albion Road man insisted on confronting his neighbor about taking his dog outside at the exact time his wife took their dog out. The resident stated his neighbor harasses them when he or his wife walks their dog in front of his yard. The neighbor stated that the wife walks her dog on his property, not just the tree lawn. Both parties were advised that the tree lawn was public property and to stay away from one another.

Feb. 5 – The credit card of a North Inlet Drive resident was used in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 1 for purchases totaling $623.84 at a gas station, vending machine (twice), drug store, shoe store, restaurant and clothing store (three times). The bank canceled the card.

Feb. 5 – An 86-year-old male cut the top of his nose and arms. The man was conscious, breathing and alert. He was believed to be a suicide risk due to serious family issues.

Feb. 5 – A 19-year-old female cut her wrists on purpose. She is bi-polar, off her medications and had a history of doing this. She took off running into the woods behind her house. An officer found her on Dow Circle. She was taken back home.

Feb. 5 – A female called police at 3:48 p.m. and stated her 30-year-old boyfriend was overdosing on heroin. He was sitting up, but his eyes kept opening and closing. The boyfriend had taken three Xanax. The female confirmed he was a heroin user, but it was determined the male was not using the drug today.

Feb. 5 – The friend of the daughter at a Hunting Meadows residence ran out the front door with a metal box containing wills and other important documents. The owner of the box was in Florida at the time and was to return to Strongsville on Feb. 12.

Feb. 4 – A man at a Whitney Road apartment was screaming very loud. The man stated his girlfriend kicked his broken femur. The woman was locked out of the apartment kicking the door. The man was in the bedroom.

Feb. 4 – A male reported his sister took items from his father’s Commons Oval home without the right to do so. The sister had been living in the home with her father for the past six months, but the son had power of attorney. Items taken included furniture, a filing cabinet with legal papers, collectibles and a telephone. The sister may have used the father’s debit card, but the son was unsure if she had permission. The son was advised to contact his attorney regarding possible eviction and legal questions.

Feb. 4 – An eighth-grade student was jumped on the way to school and his glasses were broken. This had happened before. The juvenile stated two short 14-year-old boys that he did not recognize tackled him. The boy’s father wanted an officer to go to the school. An officer spoke with the school principal who was given information in case the father wanted to officially make a report.

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