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That was quite a contact high: Orange Police Blotter

New IdentityTheft Scam

ORANGE, Ohio

Fire alarm, suspicious vehicle, warrant served, resisting an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle: Orange Place

Responding to a fire alarm at the Courtyard Marriott around 10:30 p.m. Feb. 6, police arrived on the third floor to find an entire room, as well as the hallway, foggy and retaining a smell of burnt marijuana, with the balcony door open as well.

The Euclid man renting the room told police that he had smoked some weed, but that all of the other guests had just left.

He was advised that the hotel was non-smoking, and that even if he were not evicted as a result, the party was over.

Police checked the parking lot and found another Euclid man, 20, waiting for someone coming down from a party, in a car that he unsuccessfully tried to lock and drive off as police spoke to him.

In addition to a suspended license and a felony warrant through the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, with full extradition papers already prepared for the driver in the parking lot, police also found two semi-automatic handguns in his car outside the hotel.

The Smith & Wesson .22 caliber compact and a Beretta PX4 Storm were both loaded, chambered and ready to fire.

The man was arrested and taken to the Bedford Jail.

Theft (shoplifting): Park Avenue

Staff at REI Co-Op reported on the evening of Feb. 4 that a man had tried on a $159 Xero-Dry Gore-Tex jacket, then donned his own coat over it. A store employee saw this and reported it to management.

Asked if he needed help, the man, with a possible identification pending, said he was good, and soon left the store without paying for the jacket he was wearing underneath his.

REI is willing to sign theft charges if he is later found.

Domestic violence, violation of temporary protection order: Orange Place

A California woman, 23, reported Feb. 2 that her husband, a Cleveland man, 36, had just gotten out of jail on a domestic-violence charge and had been contacting her by phone and text, even though a temporary protection order against doing so had been issued in Cleveland on Jan. 19.

On the phone, he repeatedly said he was sorry and asked her to drop the charges. She told him to stop calling, then blocked him, at which point he likely started using a different phone number to contact her, police concluded.

She did not want him to know that she was staying at a hotel in Orange and planned to leave the state on Feb. 4. Police were shown phone records showing three calls on Feb. 1 and two calls on Feb. 2, along with a text that day at 7:44 a.m. The case was referred to the village prosecutor.

Identity theft (two cases): Lander Road

Two residents, both 68, at separate addresses on Lander — one a communications executive at the Cleveland Clinic and the other employed at Danaher Corp. — reported Feb. 2 that they had been notified that their personal information — names, addresses and Social Security numbers — had been used to file fraudulent unemployment claims with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Identity theft: Jackson Drive

A physician, 56, with U.S. Medical Management in Mentor for the past 15 years, reported Feb. 2 that USMM had informed him that someone had applied for state unemployment benefits using his personal information.

Seat belt required, expired license plates, driving under suspension, warrant served: Brainard, Emery roads

A Bedford man, 55, was stopped around 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 for not wearing a seat belt in a car with plates that had expired in November 2019.

Police found multiple open suspensions and warrants on his record, and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Ravenna Post agreed to meet Orange police in Streetsboro to pick him up.

He faced additional charges on the plates and driving under suspension, also telling police he had no insurance at the time. He was issued a warning on the seat belt violation.

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