June 21, 2024

Land owner finds boat docked on her Columbia Road property: Olmsted Falls Police Blotter


Suspicious vehicle: Columbia Road

Police received a call Jan. 17 from the owner of property on the road. She called about a boat that was parked on her land without permission. She wanted police to find its owner so it could be moved. Police went to the area and found a 30-foot pleasure boat covered in shrink wrap sitting on her property. The officer went to nearby homes in the area asking if they owned the boat. Those he spoke to gave various times as to how long the boat was there. One said it was only two weeks while another said it had been there since Halloween. At that point, the boat’s owner had not been found.

Traffic stop: Columbia Road

An officer cited a motorist Jan. 11 for expired license plates on the vehicle.

Suspicious activity: Lindbergh Boulevard

A resident called police at 2:23 a.m. Jan. 12 about a garage door on a nearby house that kept opening and closing. There was a man in the front yard, but that person later was not visible. The caller said the garage was now closed as was the door from the house that led to the garage. The caller asked police to check the area. An officer found the man who matched the description given by the caller. They were new residents and received the garage openers from the previous owners.

Traffic stop: Columbia Road

An officer at 7:46 a.m. Jan. 12 stopped a car whose owner showed his license was suspended. The driver, however, was not the car’s owner.

Traffic stop: Bagley Road

An officer stopped a motorist near Lewis Road Jan. 12. He gave the motorist a written warning for distracted driving.

Parking: Several streets

An officer ticketed cars between 2:04 a.m. to 2:49 a.m. Jan. 13 that were illegally parked on streets overnight. The streets were Wilderness Trail, Main Street, Forest View Drive, Lynway Avenue, Sugarbush Circle, Redwood Drive, Tyndall Falls Drive and Holly Lane.

Downed tree: Usher/Bagley roads

Police responded Jan. 13 to a tree that fell across wires, which caused the traffic light at that intersection to malfunction. Usher Road was blocked off and the fire department responded to the location. The Cleveland Illuminated Company was contacted.

Car crash: Lindbergh Boulevard

Police went to separate accidents at 1:10 pm. Jan. 13 for two cars that drove off the road. One was in a ditch after trying to turn around. The other was in someone’s front yard after hitting a fire hydrant and mailbox.

Traffic stop: Columbia Road

An officer cited a motorist Jan. 13 for passing in a no-passing zone.

Found property: Columbia Road

An officer was checking several parks in the northeast side of the city at 9:53 p.m. Jan. 14. He found a bike along a fence at the Village Green.

Theft: Westlawn Boulevard

A resident called police Jan.15 that he may have experienced identity theft. He said his computer and phone were possibly hacked.

Reckless operation: Columbia Road

A motorist contacted police Jan. 15 about a driver who was weaving and throwing things out the car window. The caller was in front of the offending occupants’ car. An officer located the car and stopped it. The driver received a warning for the observed violations.

Car crash: Bronson Street

Police cited a driver for failure to maintain reasonable control after she ran into someone’s bushes on the street at 8:56 p.m. Jan.15.

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