Assist other agency: Chagrin Boulevard, Orange Place
On the evening of Sept. 13, Beachwood police contacted officers in Orange regarding an aggravated robbery that occurred two days earlier at Beachwood Place, where mall security video showed a Mazda CX-7 that may have been involved. That car had since been spotted traveling into Orange several times and police were asked to be on the lookout for it.
On Sept. 14, the car in question was discovered traveling eastbound on Chagrin, and when it pulled into a parking space in the Bank of America parking lot around 3:35 p.m., officers from Beachwood, Orange and Woodmere converged on the scene and questioned the occupants. A Cleveland man, 20, was released after that, while another man, 18, also from Cleveland, was arrested by Beachwood police, with the scene turned over to Woodmere officers.
Theft: Tahoe Trail
A resident reported on Sept. 16 that she suspected a home cleaning assistant of stealing $350 from her nightstand earlier that day. She met with police at the Blossom Lane home of the victim’s mother, with the daughter explaining that the same man has been cleaning their houses for about 10 years, the last two with a Cleveland woman, 42, who had been acting suspiciously lately.
Nothing had ever been taken from the mother’s house, but the daughter confronted the crew there, with the assistant denying that she took any money and immediately running into the bathroom. The victim said that when hundreds of dollars were missing from her nightstand on Tahoe Trail months ago, she moved the money, but put about $2,700 in two envelopes back in the old spot on Sept. 16, taking pictures and marking some of the bills. She then left the cleaners alone for about two hours, returning to find the $350 missing.
She added that about six weeks ago, the suspect showed up at the Tahoe Trail address randomly and appeared surprised, saying she had lost a ring about two weeks earlier and was looking for it, before using the bathroom. When asked about it later, the maid said she had found the ring in a closet, where the homeowner said she had already looked several times. Police ran a background check on the maid and the case remained under investigation.
Warrant served: Park Avenue
Responding to a burglar alarm at Firebirds shortly before 5 a.m. on Sept. 15, police and Pinecrest security found a Cleveland man, 31, who said he worked for a cleaning company that contracted with the restaurant. While that may have been the case, police found a warrant out of Parma and later turned him over to their police.
Departmental information: Lander Road
A resident, 65, arrived at the police station on Sept. 15 to turn in a Colt 1911 .45-caliber pistol with an unknown serial number that he no longer wanted. The gun was placed in storage for the time being.
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