Woman, 80, believes she was scammed into making nearly $9,000 mall cosmetics purchase: Beachwood police blotter

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Civil matter: Cedar Road At 4:40 p.m. Oct. 13, it was reported

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Civil matter: Cedar Road

At 4:40 p.m. Oct. 13, it was reported that a Beachwood woman, 80, believed she made purchases at a Beachwood Place mall store that she was scammed into making. The woman, through her son, 59, of Wickliffe, related that she went to the mall to buy a lamp and asked an employee of a cosmetics store where she could buy one. Next, the woman said the employee got her inside the cosmetics store and used high-pressure sales tactics to get her to buy nearly $9,000 worth of cosmetics.

The woman called her son and said she wanted to return what she had bought. The woman ended up getting a good deal of her money back. The incident was declared a civil matter as no crime had actually been committed.

Disturbance: Chagrin Boulevard

Just after midnight Oct. 13, police were called to a lot where a Cleveland man, 37, tussled with his boyfriend, a Cleveland man, 19. The two struggled while in a parked car, its driver’s side door open. Officers separated the two. No charges were filed.

Disorderly conduct: Cedar Road

At 5:50 p.m. Oct. 14, police cited two men from Mayfield Heights for disorderly conduct because they fought inside Beachwood Place. One of the men, 21, was working at a kiosk and sold to the other man, who he did not know, merchandise valued at just over $9. Because the customer wanted to use an app to pay, the clerk said the cost would be increased by almost a dollar. An argument and fight then ensued.

Theft: Cedar Road

At 5:45 p.m. Oct. 14, police arrested a Cleveland man, 30, for stealing from Dillard’s at Beachwood Place a shirt valued at $39.50.

OVI: Chagrin Boulevard

At 12:15 a.m. Oct. 14, an officer stopped a car because of its slow speed and found that the driver, a Maple Heights man, 40, was intoxicated. Police charged the man with OVI, driving too slow, driving with a suspended license, not wearing a seat belt, and refusing a breath test with a prior OVI on his record.

Additionally, suspected cocaine was found in the man’s car. The substance was sent for lab testing. Possible drug charges are pending.

OVI: Chagrin Boulevard

At 1:15 a.m. Oct. 17, police investigated a two-car crash and learned that a car struck another from behind. The at-fault driver was found to be intoxicated.

Police charged the male drunk driver, 35, of University Heights, with OVI, having a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, and failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.

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