February 9, 2016

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Police: Woman’s identity stolen; cell phones bought

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WESTLAKE – Police are investigating how a suspect obtained a woman’s personal information and then purchased four cell phones using her name. According to police, the woman received a $639 bill in the mail on Jan. 30 documenting the purchase of the cell phones through a fake Verizon account opened in her name. The phones Read More…

Westlake police seek woman who ran up $5,000 bill on stolen credit card

Westlake police say this woman used a stolen credit card to make more than $5,000 in purchases.

WESTLAKE — Police are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card to run up more than $5,000 in charges. According to a news release, a woman dining at the Yard House on Union Street had her wallet stolen from her purse Dec. 18. Police said a credit card from the wallet was Read More…

Westlake police seek man allegedly using stolen credit cards

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WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man accused of using a stolen credit card at two Strongsville stores. A woman working on Health Campus Drive reported her wallet was stolen from her desk Dec. 28. That day, according to Westlake police, a man used one of her credit cards at the Petco and Best Buy, both Read More…

Police release details in parking garage fatality

Bob Finnan The Chronicle-Telegram No charges have been filed in the traffic death of a Medina woman Sunday in Westlake. Jaclyn M. Winterborne, 32, of the 4000 block of Debbie Drive, died after being hit at 2:03 p.m. Sunday by a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 21-year-old Lorain man in a parking garage at Read More…

Westlake man charged with police impersonation, drug possession

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  WESTLAKE – The man driving what appeared to be an unmarked cruiser patrolling Center Ridge Road on Monday afternoon had two problems when he was pulled over by officers. He wasn’t a real police officer — and police said he had drugs stuffed into his sock. Officers say they noticed the vehicle, a Chevrolet Read More…

The Morning Hit–9/30/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. This isn’t a distraction at all! I’m Read More…

Westlake police charge ‘Midnight Rider’ with stealing golf cart

Michael Taylor

WESTLAKE – Police say an Avon Lake man was a “Midnight Rider,” stealing a golf cart and going on a joyride shortly after midnight this morning. Michael Taylor, 26, allegedly stole the golf cart from Crocker Park and drove it down a delivery driveway past security guards and headed west on Detroit Road toward Bradley Read More…

Man arrested for misconduct during Westlake hotel evacuation

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WESTLAKE — A Tennessee man is currently in the Westlake City Jail awaiting a bond hearing after his arrest overnight for misconduct during a hotel evacuation for a bomb threat. Jonathan Simpson, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn., was allegedly refusing to move away from Westlake Fire trucks and firefighters as they investigated a bomb threat at the Courtyard Read More…

Westlake police seek attempted robbery suspect

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WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man who tried to rob the BP station at the corner of Detroit and Columbia roads Tuesday night. The man, as seen in surveillance photos, walked into the station around 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, claimed he had a gun and demanded the cash in the register. The clerk said he didn’t Read More…

Police use of spike strips varies by department

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Tire deflation devices known as Stop Sticks or spike strips can end police pursuits, but deploying them puts officers at risk. Since their use began in 1996, at least 26 officers have been killed after being hit by cars while deploying the devices, according to FBI statistics. The deaths don’t include a Houston police officer Read More…