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A Bad Day for Cab Drivers in Lakewood

The following arrest information was supplied by the Lakewood Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Mixing taxicabs with drunken people and guns? Bad idea

A couple of taxicab drivers had some bad luck with their passengers on April 15. One group was drunk and “rambunctious,” another had a gun. 

In the first incident, a woman called police and said that drunken people got in her car while she was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Lake Avenue and W. 117th Street at around 2 a.m. April 15. She kicked them out of her car. When the group finally found the real taxicab, the driver eventually “kicked ‘em out because they were being a little rambunctious.”

Later that evening, a taxicab driver told police that after he picked up a man in the 2000 block of Robin Avenue at around 11 p.m. April 15, the man tried to rob him at gunpoint following the ride to Cleveland. The taxicab driver grabbed the barrel of the gun and wrestled with the man until the suspect opened the door and took off on foot near Triskett Avenue and W. 117th Street in Cleveland. 

Breaking and entering

Copper pipes were reported stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Fry Avenue at around 4:30 p.m. April 12.

Car crashes into house

An “unknown vehicle” crashed into a house in the 1200 block of Fry Avenue at around 12:30 p.m. April 13.

Disorderly conduct

Police received a report of four men “going after” a woman in the 12600 block of Madison Avenue at around 7:45 p.m. April 16. One of the men was charged with disorderly conduct.

Window punching

A woman in the 2000 block of Bunts Road saw two women punch out the window of her parked car, and then flee in another vehicle, at around 1:20 a.m. April 14.

For questions about this blotter, email colin.mcewen@patch.com.

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