Two rival concrete contractors fight over past debts: Bay Village Police Blotter
Bay Village, Ohio
On Sept. 21 a dog owner reported that when he went into a local coffee shop, his nine-month-old, black and tan Belgian Malinois, jumped out of the window of his parked car and took off running. Bay Village Animal Control was called to assist. Luckily, an employee at a nearby retirement home came across the dog and was able to capture it unharmed. The dog was returned to a grateful owner.
Altercation, Knickerbocker Road
On Sept. 25 a physical altercation was reported. Officers arrived and found that two rival concrete contractors, working just a few houses away from each other, had gotten into a physical altercation. Officers spoke with the men and found that there was bad blood between the 51-year-old Cleveland man and the 42-year-old Parma man over past debts. Officers also received conflicting stories about who started the fight, which left one of the men bloodied. Possible charges are pending.
Distracted driver, Lake Road
On Sept. 26 officers received multiple phone calls regarding a car that was being operated erratically. The car was travelling at slow speeds, was weaving and had crossed the double yellow line numerous times. Officers were able to stop the driver near Cahoon Road. They spoke with the elderly driver who told officers that she was receiving multiple phone calls on her phone and through her bluetooth and she was unsure how to terminate the calls. She was strongly advised to not drive while distracted and to maintain full time and attention to the road.
Bay Village Police continue to seek help from residents regarding car thefts and theft from auto reports. During the past week, 17 reports were taken regarding thefts from cars. Further, on Sept. 22, a car was stolen from a residence on Elmwood Road. The car was later found abandoned and damaged on Project Avenue in Cleveland. The homeowner reported that a wallet with cash, credit cards and other important paperwork was left inside the car. The homeowner admitted that the car was left unlocked with the keys inside. Reminder for residents to lock your vehicles and remove the keys and valuables from sight. Especially vehicles that have push button starters.
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