The agent finds no violation on the cries of children; give them a basketball: Olmsted Falls Police Blotter
OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio
Juvenile Complaint: Fernwood Drive
A resident called police at 5:29 p.m. on March 9 about six children under the age of 12 screaming and playing in the playground. The caller said they were completely unsupervised. She also said she didn’t like the noise. She added that it was every day. An officer went to the scene and found “only” children playing on the playground. He saw no reason to complain. He gave a basketball to the children.
Property found: Usher Road
A man called police at 11:41 a.m. on March 3 and said he found a cell phone on Usher and Sprague roads. He had planned to take her to the police station.
Traffic Stop: Bagley Road
An officer cited a motorist March 3 at Mapleway Drive for speeding.
Suspicious Situation: Sawmill Bend
A resident called police at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 about two men in the backyard. When confronted, they said they were from AT&T and then left. There were no works. They left in a blue or black van with a trailer. The caller wanted to talk to the police about the situation.
Material damage: Tyndall Falls
A resident called police at 8:19 a.m. on March 4 to say someone had cut down a tree in the front yard. He was told that it was a tree-lined lawn owned by the city and that the city was in the process of trimming trees. He was also advised to report his dissatisfaction to the director of city services.
Juvenile Complaints: Tannery Way
Police received a call at 9:38 p.m. on March 4 that three children were playing “ding, dong, ditch” in the neighborhood. Their most recent leadership was unknown. The agent checked Tannery and the surrounding area but saw no one.
Car crash: Springside Lane
A resident called at 6:57 a.m. on March 5 and told police she had hit a car that was parked on the wrong side of the street in front of her driveway. She said she had to go and would be gone all day, maybe all night. She then said she would report for duty when she returned. She could not provide a description of the car she hit.
Traffic Stop: Columbia Road
Police stopped a motorist at 9:12 p.m. on March 6 for having an expired driver’s license and plates.
Railway turn signals: Sprague Road
The CSX railroad doors were down and lights flashing at 3:35 a.m. on March 7. There was no train in sight. The police reported it to the railroad company.
Fraud: Wainwright Terrace
A resident went to the police station on March 7 to report a phone call. She said the caller was trying to get money from her. An agent showed him how to block the number the scam came from. The officer recorded the number on his body camera. As the woman was leaving she received another call from someone saying they were with the Olmsted Falls Police Department. The officer took the call. The woman filed a statement.
Driving under suspension: Cook/Columbia roads
The police stopped a car in which the motorist claimed not to have a licence. A company was called to tow the car. The driver was cited for confiscation of license, tint and fictitious plates.
Railroad crossings: Brookside Drive
All North Norfolk Southern level crossings were blocked at 10.25am on March 8. The railway company has been contacted. The train started to roll but stopped again at 10:34. Norfolk Southern said it would still be 30-45 minutes. They were “working on cars”. The crossings were cleared at 12:22 p.m.
Flight: Western Reserve Lane
Someone stole items from a house under construction on March 8.
Railroad: Mapleway Drive
All Norfolk Southern Railway level crossings were blocked at 4 p.m. on March 8. The police informed the railroad of the stop. He told the city the train was waiting for a crew. With any luck, the train would move within the hour. All crossings cleared by 4:42 p.m.