Smoking car stops dead in street: Police sweep of Olmsted Falls


Reckless Operation: Mapleway Drive

A driver called police at 1:56 a.m. on Oct. 24 about a car that was driving erratically. The caller had just gotten off I-480 and was driving south on Columbia Road. He said the car continued to accelerate and decelerate. The caller told police the car was turning onto the freeway and came to a complete stop in the fast lane. The car was in front of him. He eventually got onto Mapleway Drive and went through the red flashing lights. It was already stopped and smoking heavily. However, there were no flames. The police arrived and contacted the fire department. It looked like the car was overheating. The driver said that’s why she drove the wrong way. The car died at the scene on Mapleway and was pushed to the side of the road. The driver said she would pick him up in the morning. A policeman gave the driver a polite ride home.

Scam: Charney Circle

A resident went to police on Oct. 19 to report a scam.

Unroy Juvenile: Brentwood Drive

A resident called the police about a teenager who was in her house. He was stealing and drinking alcohol. He pushed two adults into the house as he ran outside. Police arrived. Olmsted Township Police went to the father’s residence. The father then went to the home where the accident occurred. An ambulance was called. The teenager rides in the squad to the hospital.

Suspicious situation: Fernwood Drive

A resident reported to police at 6:32 p.m. on Oct. 20 that a group of about eight to 10 children were hanging out near a tree. Caller reported they were smoking marijuana and drinking out of paper bags. They were loud too. Police arrived. They later spoke to the mother of one of the teenagers, who said they were at her home but she didn’t want them there. If they came back, she would consider them trespassers. Another resident said this has been an ongoing problem for the past few nights. The teenagers were advised not to return. If so, they will be charged with trespassing.

Car accident: Columbia Road

Police went to a crash involving a pickup truck and a car. One of the drivers was cited. The car would not start and had to be towed.

Parking Violation: Main Street

A driver was cited at 2:11 a.m. on Oct. 21 for illegal overnight parking on the street.

Identity theft: Meadow Lane

A resident reported on Oct. 21 that someone tried to open a credit card in her name.

Car accident: Locust Drive

A car crashed into a yard at 9:36 p.m. on October 21 and got stuck on stones. The operator then finished one beer and threw the can away. The airbags were deployed, but no one appeared to be injured. Police arrived. Olmsted Township Police went to a residence to try to contact the owner of the car. The car has been towed.

Railroad tracks: Columbia Road

An officer at 2:12 p.m. on Oct. 22 advised three people to stay away from the railroad tracks.

Stop: Columbia Road

An officer stopped a car at 8.25pm ​​on October 22 near John Road and charged the driver with speeding.

Stop: Columbia Road

A driver was cited at 4:49 p.m. Oct. 3 with expired license plates and no seat belt.

Animal: Lindbergh Boulevard

A resident called police at 5:59 p.m. on Oct. 23 that her neighbor’s chickens were back in her yard. This is an ongoing problem. Caller wanted to speak to an officer. The police went to the chicken’s owner’s house to talk to him. He was informed of the situation. He said he would comply with keeping the chickens on his property. However, there are many chickens.

Animal: Orchard Street

An owner of the Second Thyme Around Shop called police at 12:03 a.m. on Oct. 25 and asked for help with a squirrel that was in her store.

Suspicious activity: Oakwood Circle

Olmsted Falls police assisted with a call at 9:59 p.m. Oct. 25 that it appeared three people were trying to break into cars. The caller looked at doorbell camera footage of the group running back and forth in the area. They appeared to be men, some with black masks. They seemed to come from the flat side of a wooded area. They tried to open the doors of three cars parked in front. The caller asked the police to check the area.

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