Artist Gets Conceptual on Suspicious Control: Pepper Pike Police Blotter


Pepper Pike, Ohio

Fraud: Shaker Boulevard

A local artist reported on October 1 that she may have been the victim of a fraudulent scheme, although she actually received money from the scammers in the process. She told police that a buyer via social media made a deal to pay $500 for one of her works.

But the check she received was for $3,000 and she was told to send $2,500 back to the buyer. In many cases, a large check ends up bouncing back to the victim’s account after sending a large portion back to the scammer, who is believed to be in New York.

This time the entire check was deposited into her account, but she noticed that the name on the check did not match that of the “buyer” supposedly on the other end of the social media accounts, from which the suspects immediately blocked her. from any other contacts.

Fearing that she might be contacted by New York authorities on behalf of whoever might have had a stolen or altered personal check, she turned herself in to Pepper Pike Police, who worked with the bank to get the check is returned to where it was. belonged to New York, with the investigation being turned over to the banks and the police.

Suspicion: South Woodland Road

A Shaker Heights woman reported around 1 p.m. on October 3 that while driving east near Kersdale Road, the rear passenger window of her Honda Pilot shattered for no apparent reason. She drove straight to the police station and no objects or projectiles could be found in the car, with officers also noting that there did not appear to be any landscapers in the area or any activity that might have done jump off a rock.

Property damage: Kersdale Road

A resident reported at 8 p.m. on October 3 that a car had hit his mailbox. Police said the owner and driver were settling the matter privately between themselves.

Assist firefighters: I-271

Police and firefighters responded at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 to a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup truck that caught fire in the northbound lanes of the freeway. No injuries were reported and the fire did not spread to a trailer carrying generators.

Runaway (unfounded): Sorrow Boulevard

Police first responded to the New Directions residential drug treatment facility on October 1 to a report of a patient who had wandered off from treatment. But because Perry’s man, 18, was no longer a minor, police told staff they could not charge him with indiscipline, a status offense in Ohio. Therefore, all further searches for him have been cancelled.

Material damage: Lander Circle

A Pepper Pike police cruiser was damaged at the Waterway car wash on October 4 when the rear wiper blade was knocked off the Ford Explorer.

Disabled motor vehicle, fictitious license plates, driving under suspension: Fairmount Boulevard

Police responded Oct. 3 to an initial report of a Jeep Patriot that broke down and found the plates appeared to be expired before determining that the tags actually belonged to a different plate. Moreover, the driver, a 31-year-old Euclid, had a suspended license. She was cited and then dropped off at a friend’s house in Beachwood.

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