The information in this report is from the Solon Police.
A phone extortionist from Jamaica was apparently displeased when his first phone scam was rejected by a 90-year-old Solon man. So his second scam attempt was a threat, according to Solon Police. On Sept. 14, the Solon resident received a call saying he won a car and should expect some money in his bank account. The Solon man said he wasn't interested. The extortionist was undeterred, according to a police report. He called the Solon man back and told him to go to Walmart and put $200 on a prepaid card. He said he was watching the man's house and would bomb it if the he didn't follow orders. The Solon man went to Walmart and told an employee what was happening, who got in touch with the police. Solon Police searched the residence, and found…
Case is under investigation after Solon woman received text messages to wire $700 to release son
A woman on Stockwood Drive received a frightening text message: Her son had been abducted and would only be released if $700 was wired by Western Union. The son, a 28-year-old Solon resident, was recovered safe, but might not be out of hot water. That's because police are investigating the case and looking into possible extortion charges. According to the police report, the son was located with the help of the phone company at a building at Harvard Road and East 104th Street in Cleveland. Law enforcement went to the building and found the son and another man who was arrested by Cleveland Police on unrelated charges. The son was found with his cell phone and car keys in his possession. Police are investigating.