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Evicted Woman Arrested When She Refused To Leave Apartment

The information in this report is from the Solon Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

A 37-year-old Solon woman was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing after her landlord said she refused to leave an apartment after she had been evicted, according to a report.

The owner of the apartment at 33170 Aurora Road called police to report the woman. Officers arrived to find the woman sitting in her car and unwilling to cooperate, according to a police report.

The woman said that her car could not start and that she refused to leave without her car.

Police offered to take the woman to a shelter but she refused, and again declined to leave. She was then arrested and charged.

Jay April 29, 2012 at 04:51 PM
If the woman was in her own car & not inside the apartment she'd been evicted from, why would she be arrested? You cannot tresspass in your own car. Good lord, If the police offered to take me to a shelter full of god knows what or who, on any given day, I'd refuse to go as well. Take a look at the homeless who continue to sleep on the streets. They're living proof shelters are an extreme last resort. Good to see the Solon police are taking care of those nasty criminals. They should feel so proud they've arrested a now homless woman. What a joke.
Paul Skowronski April 29, 2012 at 06:35 PM
She's still on the landlords property. So if she refuses to leave, that's tress passing. If there was a person sitting in her car in your driveway and she refused to leave, what would you do?
Jay April 29, 2012 at 08:44 PM
"The woman said that her car could not start and that she refused to leave without her car." There's your answer. The woman didn't refuse to leave the apartment, she refused to leave her car, a car she could not get started. Solution would have been Solon police helping, or finding someone to help the woman get the car running. You know, the old, be good samaritans (if theres such a thing left in the country.) From the story as it's been written, the car is pretty well all the woman has left. Why crucify her for wanting to hold onto what's rightfully hers? Arresting her was a joke, a cruel joke at best. Stories like this are all too common nowadays. Sweep the underprivledged under the carpet by arresting them, or reposessing all they own & sending them into the streets, so they'll not be a bother to the good old neighborhood. Disgusting.
Mike April 30, 2012 at 08:30 AM
They had better give her her car back.
Paul Skowronski April 30, 2012 at 03:25 PM
So what would you have the landlord do then? This woman entered an agreement that she would pay rent for the property that the landlord owns or operates. Would you have her live in your property rent-free? Would you allow her to live in your parking lot or driveway? Because that's sure to attract tenants, people squatting on your property. And if you read the article, it does say "she refused to leave an apartment". If you're so affected by this woman's plight, you are free to pay her rent, or the cost to get her car fixed. You can bail her out of jail too.

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