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Maid service reports ex-employee in necklace theft: Hunting Valley Police Blotter


Theft: Cedar Road

A supervisor with a home cleaning service based in Bedford Heights reported on the afternoon of Dec. 1 that she had been cleaning a house in Hunting Valley earlier that day and found evidence that one of their ex-employees stole a necklace from the residence while she was working there.

An initial report was taken over the phone, with an investigation continuing.

Suspicion: SOM Center Road

After a resident reported a suspicious vehicle camped out in their driveway for the past five minutes at around 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 2, police responded and ascertained that it was the caller’s wife talking on her phone, and that the husband had not recognized her car.

Traffic stop, warrant: Fairmount Boulevard

After stopping a speeding Jaguar around 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 22, police found that the driver, 29, had a warrant out of Parma, although officers there were unable to pick him up due to COVID restrictions. He was advised about the warrant, given a verbal warning about speed and released.

Disabled motor vehicles: various locations

Patrol officers assisted drivers who were stuck in snow and ice, including a Chevy that was getting no traction and wound up sliding off the roadway around 8:35 p.m. on Nov. 27 at South Woodland and Chagrin River roads.

— Then around 9 p.m. on Nov. 28, the driver of a BMW sedan stuck in the eastbound lane of Fairmount Boulevard was assisted and then sent on their way.

— Back on the night of Nov. 23, a resident reported that his daughter had swerved to avoid a deer and wound up in a ditch on Cedar Road near the Gilmour Academy’s Lower School entrance. They planned to get the car out the next morning.

Fire call (odor inside): Fairmount Boulevard

A caller reported that she had just arrived at her mother’s house around 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 24 and noticed the smell of natural gas. The gas company was notified and arrived within 15 minutes to shut the line off, with no further details available.

Departmental information: SOM Center Road

A caller reported on the afternoon of Nov. 25 that he was registered to hunt in the village and had permission from a property owner in the area of Route 91 and Fairmount Boulevard, where he had harvested a deer the day before, for which the State of Ohio had issued him a tag.

Suspicion: South Woodland Road

A resident reported around 10:45 p.m. on Nov. 24 that a suspicious car had pulled up into the driveway, then drove toward the back, turned around and then left.

Police caught up with a newspaper delivery driver who was dropping off early Thanksgiving editions.

Read more from the Chagrin Solon Sun.

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