Legal drivers a premium in returning cars home: Olmsted Township Police Blotter

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio

Warrant: Stearns Road

An officer stopped a car at 1:27 a.m. Oct. 4 on Stearns Road since the owner showed an open warrant in Florida. He learned the motorist was driving on a suspended license. Florida authorities told officers they should tell the driver about the warrant as he was out of the pickup radius. The driver was cited and given the option to have a friend take possession of the car rather than have it towed. When the friend arrived, however, she had an open warrant for her arrest through North Olmsted. That city’s police arrived shortly to pick her up. Eventually, enough people – without warrants – arrived and drove the cars away.

Juvenile complaint: Tuttle Road

Police went to the pond area on Tuttle Road at 6:26 p.m. Oct. 3. The caller said he saw two teenagers place baseball bats and masks into a bush near the pond. The kids then left the area. The officers searched in that area and found the reported items. They were unsuccessful in locating the teens. Police have placed special attention to that area. No one knows why the teens hid the items there.

Disabled car: Fitch Road

Police went to the area at 9:46 p.m. Oct. 3 for a hit-skip crash. The driver said a dark-colored sedan hit his car and then drove off. The officers searched the area but did not locate the car. After police spoke with the motorist for a bit, the driver admitted he accidentally hit a sign in North Olmsted and was afraid the trouble that may cause him so he made up the hit-skip story. Local authorities contacted North Olmsted police about the damaged sign in their city.

Missing juvenile: Evergreen Trail

Police went to a residence at 10:27 p.m. Oct. 3 for a missing 17-year-old girl who reportedly left the home with her boyfriend. She was entered into LEADS as missing and located safely in Wisconsin with that friend. A parent brought her home. The incident originally was reported as a possible human trafficking case, but the police investigation showed that was not the case.

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