Man found with gun, large sum of cash and several credit cards during traffic stop: Mayfield Heights police blotter



Weapons offense: SOM Center Road

A Cleveland man, 23, has been charged with mishandling a gun in a vehicle after a loaded gun was found inside his rental car during a traffic stop on December 12 . He did not have a CCW license.

Also inside the vehicle was $ 5,400 in cash, marijuana and at least eight credit cards in the names of others.

Reports indicate that the man has a criminal history including receiving stolen goods and misusing credit cards.

Other charges are pending.

Flight: Mayfield Road

A Cleveland Heights man, 19, was cited for theft at Best Buy on December 9 after entering a restroom and hiding a speakerphone and phone charger.

Fraud: SOM Center Road

A customer in the drive-thru Fifth Third Bank handed a note to an employee on December 10 asking that the police be called. It appeared that the woman was on the phone with someone trying to scam her and was listening to her communication with the bank employees.

The officers who answered attempted to speak to the person on the phone, but the call was dropped. The woman said she was told she won $ 1 million and asked to send money to receive the winnings.

Officers assured her it was a scam and escorted her to the bank so she could cancel her accounts.

Material damage: Mayfield Road

A woman said on December 10 that her boyfriend jumped on her vehicle in the parking lot of the Gates Mills Place apartment as she tried to pull away. She said he clung to the wipers, kicked and hit the vehicle, causing damage.

A warrant for criminal damages was subsequently issued for the arrest of the 25-year-old resident.

Disruption: Golden Gate Plaza

Agents responded to Best Buy on Dec. 10 to a report of a customer causing trouble in the parking lot while trying to throw a television outside the installation bay doors.

He was located and sent on his way with a warning not to return to the store.

Impaired Driving: West Miner Road

A man from Willoughby, 44, was arrested for OVI on December 11 after his vehicle struck a stop sign and fire hydrant.

Flight: Mayfield Road

A man said on December 12 that he lost his wallet while at Walmart, only to discover fraudulent charges on one of the credit cards inside the wallet.

The incident is under investigation.

Disturbance: Marsol Road

At around 2:30 a.m. on December 13, a woman reported that her boyfriend kicked and punched her in the hallway of a building in the Drake Apartments.

The man had left the area in the woman’s vehicle, which was chased by response officers until it fled at speeds over 100 miles per hour on the Interstate- 271.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Euclid’s man, 28, for assault, criminal damage and disobeying a police officer’s order.

General assistance: Avenue Genesee

A woman said on December 14 that another student gave her nine-year-old daughter a vial containing a brown metallic powder. She said the student told her daughter to put the substance on her body, which she did.

The officers did not think the substance was harmful. They advised the woman to contact the school about the situation.

Flight: Mayfield Road

A woman said on December 14 that a package delivered to a mail room at the Gates Mills Place apartments was confirmed to have been stolen on surveillance video by an unknown man. The suspect has not been identified.

Harassment: Mayfield Road

A resident of the Gates Mills Place apartments reported on December 15 that she was receiving calls from someone threatening her and her parents. The police are investigating.

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