Thursday, May 23, 2013
Details of March 17 shooting have already been reviewed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office has concluded its investigation of March's police-involved shooting in Solon and the findings will now be reviewed by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office. Prosecutor's Office Spokeswoman Maria Russo said in an email there is no timeline to release the findings. At about 9:45 p.m. on March 17, a police officer pulled over Kevin M. Bailey, 22, of Sylvania Township on Bainbridge Road. According to police, Bailey tried to escape from police and turned down Sunnywood Drive, where his car went over the curb and became damaged. Two police officers pursued, but before they could exit their cruisers, they came under gunfire. The police returned fire, killing Bailey. He was pronounced dead at the scene. One of …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The accidental fire caused almost $45,000 in damage.
The Solon Fire Department put out a house fire on Glen Allen Drive Monday night, but no one was injured. The fire was reported at 10:54 p.m. and was put out in less than 20 minutes. The homeowner smelled smoke, woke up his wife, called the fire department and got out of the home. According to Fire Chief Bill Shaw it was accidental and started outside the front door of the home by a porch light. It then traveled into the attic area. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical. Damage was estimated at $45,000.
The following information was provided by the Solon Police Department.
Stolen Jewels A 51 year old Solon resident from Blue Heron Drive reported on May 11 that she had discovered $3,470 in jewelry missing from her home. The 33 percent Officers responded to a Lake Vista address where the 50-year old-resident stated that someone had cut approximately one-third of her front lawn. She said that she is being harassed by individuals in her neighborhood due to her political opinions. On May 7 she received a typed letter in her mailbox telling her to cut her lawn. A person in the neighborhood was spoken to regarding the incident but denied involvement; he was advised of the ramifications of trespassing.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Demetrice Cannon.
Demetrice Cannon, 28, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Cleveland Police for aggravated murder. It is alleged that Cannon shot and killed a man after an argument during a dice game, according to a press release. The incident took place earlier this month on May 2. Cannon is a black male standing approximately 5’05” and weighing 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Cannon is suspected to be hiding out somewhere in the Cleveland area. He also had a previous address near the 1200 block of E. 80th St. in Cleveland. If you have any information in reference to Demetrice Cannon, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for these men and women.
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office supplies Patch with a list of wanted fugitives each week. View the photos to learn more about each individual. The information in the captions was provided by the county sheriff's office. If you have any information regarding the fugitives above, call the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Tip Line at (216) 443-6085.
Here are some of the weirdest and most clicked-on police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre and most talked about police reports. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. • WESTLAKE: Drunk Man Tries to Bail out Woman for Drunken Driving, Promptly Arrested A 34-year-old North Olmsted man could have used better judgment May 11 when he went to bail out a friend who had been arrested for operating under the influence earlier that morning. The man arrived at the police station just after 4 a.m. Westlake police found him to be under the influence and he was arrested for drunk driving as well. Police subsequently determined that he had been drinking with the woman before her arrest. He…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check Patch Saturday to find out the exact location of the checkpoint.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location of the drunken driving checkpoint will be known Saturday morning. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a press release from the Ravenna post. "Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Christopher Heverly, commander of the Ravenna Post, said in a prepared statement. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired …
To provide a safe alcohol- and drug-free environment for students, the Solon High PTA will stage a great After Prom at Solon High.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by Solon Schools With prom and graduation just days away, the thoughts of area teens are turning to parties and celebrations. But at the same time, the Solon Schools are urging students to celebrate responsibly and parents and local businesses that are hosting underage student parties to ensure these gatherings are drug and alcohol free. Ohio’s keg law carries stiff penalties for adults who enable underage drinking that occurs on property under their control. The law covers underage drinking in private homes as well as at hotels, motels, campgrounds and other public places like restaurants. Ohio law also contains harsh penalties including six months in jail and fines up to $1,000 for …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In the last six months, thieves have targeted cars in Solon to steal valuables such as laptops and cell phones. See our interactive map of the reported thefts.
Don't leave valuables visible in your car in a Solon parking lot. They might get stolen. At least 26 cars in Solon have been broken into in the last seven month in crimes that police believe are related. Police don't have suspects but the cases have been handed over to the detective bureau, said Lt. Bruce Felton, a police spokesman. Solon Patch examined police reports dating back to late October, when the first such theft occured. The thefts all have similar details: Cars parked in the early evening outside Solon restaurants, bars or other public areas are broken into through a car window. The thieves appear to be targeting laptops, since that is the most common item taken. In two cases, cars were broken into where empty laptop bags were …
"We are so proud of the job our cadets did," said Solon Police Officer Courtenay Perkins.
For the first time, the Solon and Orange Police Explorers Post competed in the 2013 Law Enforcement Explorer Competition held at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights last month. While the teams did not receive any top honors in any of the scenario competitons, they competed well, said Solon Police Officer Courtenay Perkins. "We are so proud of the job our cadets did," he said. "They worked hard and put a lot of time and effort into preparing for this event. The type of dedication those cadets showed speaks volumes about who they are as individuals and will help them to be successful in life, which is the most important component in all of this." The competition included more than 50 teams from Explorer Posts all over Ohio. The …