An armed urban cowboy threatens Pinecrest employees: Orange Police Blotter


ORANGE, Ohio

Spreading Panic: Park Avenue

Orange Police and Pinecrest Security responded to Urban Outfitters around 1:45 p.m. on January 11 when employees reported that a customer had just threatened them with a gun. Described as a white male dressed in black, including a cowboy hat, with a gun in his belt under his jacket, the suspect had left the store and was last seen walking towards REI Cleveland Co- Op.

Police arrested a Sandusky man, 29, who was carrying a Ruger .45 caliber pistol with three magazines holding 22 rounds, along with a loaded High Standard derringer.

Damage to property (public and private): stoppage after accident reality: Harvard Road, Orange Place

In response to a January 14 report that a tree belonging to the village had been knocked down near the Drury Inn & Suites, police checked surveillance video and found that a 2020 BMW and Ford pickup truck had been involved in a apparent incident of road rage around 1:40 a.m. the previous day, with the car blocking the truck at an exit driveway, at which point the truck ran over the grass and cut the tree before driving off.

Police contacted the owner of the company truck and then the alleged driver, a 38-year-old Twinsburg man, who agreed to repair the damage and replace the tree or face criminal charges.

Fraud, illegal use of credit cards: Lander Road

A 68-year-old Wild Cherry Oval resident reported on Jan. 14 that between Nov. 17 and Dec. 13, someone used two credit cards still in his possession to make nearly $2,000 in numerous purchases scam at a Bedford Heights Sunoco and Speedy Gas in Bedford. .

Visa and American Express credited and closed his accounts. Police requested security video from both gas stations, but were told the tapes are only kept for 7-10 days.

Disruption (unwanted guest), warrant served: Harvard Road, Orange Place

Police responded to the Drury Inn & Suites at around 1:30 a.m. on January 16 for a disturbance involving what turned out to be a verbal argument over missing underwear between a Cleveland man, 28, and a Cleveland woman. Heights, 26 years old.

She said she asked the man to leave several times, but hotel management said she wanted them both out. Police found a warrant for the Mayfield Heights woman and custody was transferred.

The intoxicated man was uncooperative in gathering his belongings, adopting a fighting stance at one point with one of the officers. Police ended up giving her a courtesy ride to Calvary Church of God in Christ on Superior Avenue in Cleveland without further incident.

Expired plates, driving under suspension, tampering (misleading a public official), warrant, towed cars: Harvard Road, Orange Place

While stopping a 2018 Honda Civic with expired plates in October, the driver, a 32-year-old Cleveland woman, was additionally found Jan. 14 with a suspended license, while her passenger, a Cleveland, 34, had an active felony warrant. through the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.

After receiving a seatbelt warning, he was taken to Cuyahoga County Jail, while the woman was driven by courtesy to Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Orange.

Run away and evade an agent: I-271, Chagrin Boulevard, Harvard Road

After radar showed a gray car with no plates, possibly a Honda Accord coupe with a rear spoiler and heavily tinted windows, traveling 89 mph on I-271 North at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, police tracked the suspect to Chagrin Blvd off ramp.

There, the driver ran through at least two red lights along Orange Place and Richmond Road as he headed west on Harvard at speeds estimated at 84 mph, then up to 93 mph near East 160th Street in Cleveland.

Along the way, police in Warrensville Heights and Highland Hills were notified and stopped traffic at intersections before the chase was over for public safety. Photo tracking equipment might offer little preliminary help in identifying the car.

Incorrect/fictitious plates, mishandling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, towed cars: Chagrin Boulevard, Orange Place

After stopping a 2013 Ford Focus on Jan. 15 with plates that expired more than two years ago, police noted that they actually belonged to a 2008 Chevy.

The driver, a 40-year-old woman from Cleveland, said these were the plates that came with the Ford when she bought it in November 2020.

Under the seat, police found an unloaded Springfield XD-9 9mm handgun which the driver said belonged to her boyfriend, adding that she was unaware she was in the car at the time. the. The car was towed away and the weapon was placed in a police evidence locker.

Mandates: Orange Place

Initially responding to a civil matter reported at the Extended Stay South at around 8:45 p.m. on January 11, motel management then asked police to evict a couple who were smoking in their room.

Police found a Cleveland Heights couple, including a 28-year-old man, with two warrants from his hometown for driving with suspension and assault, as well as another warrant from South Euclid. Custody was transferred to Cleveland Heights police and the 29-year-old woman was released.

Concern, unwanted guest, open container: Orange Place

Police were dispatched to the Red Lobster restaurant at around 12.45am on January 13, for a report of a man who ordered a drink and then started arguing with staff, refusing to leave when they told him request.

The Cleveland man, 61, was found in a car outside with an open container of Great Lakes Christmas Ale in the center console which he admitted to drinking. Police found two more containers open, summoned him and told him to drive him home.

He handed them his phone and the officers spoke with his wife, who said she couldn’t reach him because he had his car. The police then courteously drove him to the Van Aken GCRTA fast station in Shaker Heights, where his daughter-in-law picked him up.

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