Police catch thief in car, bring him back to store to pay for stolen item: Lyndhurst police blotter

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Theft: Cedar Road

At 2:55 p.m. Oct. 2, police were called to Dick’s Sporting Goods, 24545 Cedar Road, at Legacy Village, where it was reported that a male may have stolen a pair of socks, sports tape and gloves. The suspect, after leaving the store, exited Legacy Village in a car that headed east on Cedar Road.

Police located and stopped the car. The suspect, 18, of Maple Heights, was brought back to the store. It was found that he had only stolen a pair of socks. The man paid for the socks, which cost $10.78, and was cited for criminal trespassing.

OVI: Spencer Road

At 1:05 a.m. Oct. 4, an officer stopped for speeding a car showing a temporary tag. Before the car came to a stop, the officer saw the driver toss something out of her car. It was found that the driver, a Cleveland woman, 32, had thrown a bottle containing alcohol out of the window.

The woman went on to fail field sobriety tests and was arrested for OVI.

Sexual assault: Brainard Road

At 9:10 p.m. Oct. 3, an employee of The Greens Care and Rehabilitation, 1575 Brainard Road, reported that she and a couple of other employees saw a man, 72, who is a resident at the facility, in the room of another resident, an unconscious woman, 72. The man was seen by the woman’s bed. When he noticed that he was being watched, the man came out of the room with his hands up.

Staff noted that the man’s underwear buttons were unsnapped. Police are investigating.

Warrant arrest: Professor Road

At 1:50 a.m. Sept. 30, an officer stopped a car that had no rear illumination. It was subsequently learned that the driver, a South Euclid man, 28, was wanted on warrants issued by police in Cleveland and Bratenahl.

The man was cited for the lack of lighting and turned over to Cleveland police.

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