Suspicious woman sleeping at shopping cart tells officer she’s just enjoying the sun: Strongsville Police Blotter


Suspicious sleeper, Pearl Road: On Sept. 19, a concerned passerby called police about a woman wearing a winter coat sleeping at her shopping cart, which was located in a retail store parking lot.

The caller said the woman would occasionally wake up but then fall asleep. She might have been waiting for a bus.

There was a chance she was intoxicated. An arriving officer located the woman, who said she was fine and that she just wanted to sit in the sun.

The officer said the woman, who had a bus card, wasn’t doing anything illegal. The officer did get the woman something to eat from a local restaurant.

Sign switcheroo, West Kerry Plaza: On Sept. 19, a West Kerry Plaza called police after discovering overnight someone replaced their Trump sign with a Biden sign.

An arriving officer talked to the homeowner, who said they were going to install a surveillance camera to catch future sign shenanigans.

Drunken driving, Royalton Road: On Sept. 19, police observed a Kia driving with only one headlight driving on Royalton Road.

The officer pulled over the KIA on the northbound onramp to I-71. While talking to the driver, the officer smelled booze.

After failing a field sobriety test, the driver was arrested for drunken driving.

Property damage, Pearl Road: On Sept. 19, a Pearl Road resident came out to find their 2008 blue Ford Explorer had a smashed-out windshield.

The SUV was left in an apartment complex parking lot. The officer said it appeared the windshield was damaged by a rock; however, no rock or brick was found near the Ford.

Also, another apartment resident reported hearing something in the middle of the night. There are no surveillance cameras in the area. Police are investigating.

Suspicious vehicle, Glenbrook Drive: On Sept. 19, a Glenbrook Drive resident called police about a possible altercation involving two men and a black Honda with front-end damage.

An arriving officer talked to neighbor, who said he bought the car, which was delivered to the wrong house. He was in the process of getting it moved to the right driveway.

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