September 22, 2022

House cleaning crew tracked over Airpod theft: Orange Police Blotter


Building Robbery: Lander Road

A resident reported on Feb. 10 that $249 worth of Apple AirPods Pro wireless headphones were stolen from her home the previous day and she suspected a cleaning crew was in the house at the start of that period.

She had left the house around 10 a.m. on February 9 when the mother-daughter team was due to arrive. When the headphones went missing later that day, the owner used the Find My Device app to locate them at an address in the town of Diamond, Portage County, where the 42-year-old mother lives.

Police contacted the owner of the cleaning business, a 54-year-old Aurora woman, who said the customer had already contacted her about it. Asked about any additional incidents with the couple, the boss referred police to a report taken in South Russell Township involving the theft of rings from a house.

She also told police the duo quit this morning (February 10) because they were tired of being accused of taking things.

Police then spoke briefly on the phone with the 19-year-old girl, who has an alternate address at Alliance, but the call was disconnected and repeated efforts to contact her subsequently failed. The case was assigned to the detective office.

Leaving the scene of an accident, left of center, driving under suspension, warrants, automatic towing: Orange Place

Beachwood and Orange police responded to a report of a midday Feb. 7 runway jump involving a 2004 Ford Taurus that allegedly crossed the center line and side-swept a 2014 Toyota Camry near the Chagrin Surgical Center .

Officers found the suspect, a 40-year-old Cleveland woman, in a nearby restaurant with a flat tire and damage to the front of the Taurus. She looked confused and disoriented, with constricted pupils, droopy eyes, and a vague memory of an accident.

Concealed on her, police found folded papers containing suspected drugs, including a bluish substance that matched the inside of her nose.

She denied snorting anything that day, first saying she had swallowed two Xanax pills, then changing the story, but noting that she regularly took methadone for pain.

Police collected evidence, including a urine sample, and filed it with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office for lab analysis. The suspect was transported as a courtesy to a residence in Woodmere, where she also had a warrant of counsel and release, as well as Willoughby Hills and Strongsville.

Plates expired, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, warrant executed, auto tow: Orange Place, Harvard Road

A patrol officer arrested a 21-year-old South Euclid man on the night of Feb. 11 for expired tags, then determined he was driving with a suspended license, with a small amount of marijuana and a lot of paraphernalia in the Honda Civic.

While the driver had a Warrant for Counsel and Release from Bratenahl, his passenger, a 28-year-old Warrensville Heights man, was taken straight to jail on an arrest warrant from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

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