February 10 - February 16, 2013
- On Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 01:19 AM., officers were dispatched to a downtown bar for a report of a male who threw a bottle at the DJ. Upon officers arrival the male had been escorted out of the business. An investigation was conducted and Brian Klingler, age 35 of Wellington, was cited for Disorderly Conduct by Intoxication.
- On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 04:42 PM., an officer was dispatched to the area of Charles Ave in regards to a male going door to door selling candy. The male was located and an investigation was conducted. John Dobyne, age 21 of Cleveland, was charged with Solicitation Without a Permit. Contact was made with Dobyne's boss and he was advised to come pick him up. Upon his arrival, the officer spoke with him and detected an overwhelming odor of fresh marijuana coming from the interior of his vehicle. An investigation was conducted and Stanley Randle, age 39 of Bellwood, IL, was charged with Possession of a Schedule III controlled substance.
- On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at approximately 1:15 AM., an officer observed a driver commit a traffic violation on North Leavitt Road. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation conducted. The driver spoke little English. Juan Carlos Gutierrez-Alvarez, age 22 of Lorain, was cited for No License and Failure to Signal. Border Patrol arrived and assisted. It was learned the identification provided by the male was fake and it did not appear the male was in the country legally. The male was taken into custody by the Border Patrol and will be checked further. If determined to be an illegal alien he will be deported back to Mexico.
- On Friday, February 15, 2013 at approximately 04:30PM., an officer met with a couple who had been victims of a scam. The couple received a call from a male who they believed to be their grandson. The male told them he was in an accident with a driver from Peru and the other driver needed to get his car repaired quickly. The male
stated he was in jail for drunk driving and he did not want his parents to know about the incident. The male asked for $4,450.00 and the couple agreed to send him the money. He advised them they would receive a phone call from the attorney in the case and he would provide further instructions on sending the money. The "attorney" called a short time later and told the couple to send the money to an address in Lima, Peru. The couple wired the money. Later, the "attorney" called back and told the couple the other driver was injured in the accident and they would need to send more money to pay for the drivers' injuries and pay for their grandsons' representation in court. At this point the couple began to become suspicious. They were able to make contact with their grandson in Ohio and learned it was a scam. The officer assured the couple he would investigate the matter further, however, it was unlikely the money could be recouped due to the apparent international nature of the crime. They were also directed to a website to file a report in order for the FBI to be aware of the scam.