Police Beat

Information provided by the Richfield Police Department compiled by Ken Miles

Peace and tranquility are returning to Richlawn Dr., maybe. A man arrived at the station and stated his live-in ex-girlfriend had threatened to kill him on numerous occasions and he wanted her out. The suspect has been featured in this column multiple times in the past twelve months. Officers escorted the man back to his house where the lady in question stated she was moving out the next day. The man was advised, “If she leaves, don’t let her back in the house.” Time 7:48 a.m.

A man stopped for weaving on I-77 south admitted to recently smoking cannabis and consuming multiple beers. He was also in possession of a gun and mushrooms. When asked to identify the mushrooms, he stated “the ones that turn you on.” Time 12:23 a.m.

Officers responded to two large dogs running on I-271 north near the rest area. They almost caused multiple accidents as cars suddenly braked and changed lanes to avoid hitting them. It took 45 minutes to secure them. The owner received a citation and a date for Akron Municipal Court. Time 7:31a.m.

A man met a woman on Facebook and arranged to meet her at a local motel. It did not result in a happy ending. Instead she attempted to steal his PlayStation 5.

A couple hired a wedding photographer online who supposedly resided in Indiana. After sending her $1,690 they never heard from her again. Caveat emptor.

Let’s say you meet a woman on Facebook and she gets friendly real fast. Then let’s say she asks for a video of you doing something you normally do in private. And let’s say you do it. Then let’s say she demands $500 or she will post your video to your FB friends. And let’s say you don’t, so she does. The question becomes: “What are you going to do now – call 911? It happened.

Meanwhile back at the motel:

Officers were called to a disturbance between a man and a woman where a gun was present. The woman’s day began badly at 5 a.m. when her “baby daddy” sauntered into their room from wherever. They exchanged unpleasantries for some time until the man grabbed her book bag containing his firearm and attempted to leave. In the parking lot, the encounter became physical when she tore off his shirt and commenced scratching him. He countered with a love tap to her face. Police were called but neither party chooses to press charges. As a side, the woman had an active arrest warrant in Mayfield Hts. and was given courtesy transportation to that destination. Time: 7:03 a.m.

Officers responded to a possible overdose. They found a man sitting in a chair with his “eyes rolling to the back of his head.” A half dose of Narcan up each nostril perked him right up. He thought he took heroin. Officers also confiscated a variety of edibles, smokables, and reusables. Time: 9:59 p.m.

On two separate occasions, guests called police to complain about the hotel manager’s behavior. There were accusations from both sides contending yelling, name-calling, hitting, touching, kicking and loud noises. There was agreement that alcohol was involved. ∞