Elderly Woman Robbed on Clifton Boulevard

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


An elderly woman was robbed by three men in the 11800 block of Clifton Boulevard at around 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17. According to the caller, the woman was bleeding from the face. The men headed north on foot, according to the report.

Drunken driving

A man was charged with drunken driving after he struck a pole near a bus stop in the 11700 block of Detroit Avenue at around 2 a.m. Nov. 18. 

Disorderly conduct

A woman was cited for disorderly conduct in the 2000 block of Chesterland Avenue after she repeatedly called 911 for no apparent reason at around 5 p.m. Nov. 18.


A man was cited with shoplifting and trespassing at the CVS Pharmacy on Clifton Boulevard at around 11 p.m. Nov. 18. 

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

ian king November 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Why is this not surprising? This area by 117th is almost a ghetto at this point! And by ghetto I mean this definition version: "an impoverished, neglected, or otherwise disadvantaged residential area of a city". I walk to CVS often from Lake and all I see is garbage on the streets, lots of questionable folks - meaning potential drug dealers or muggers - lurking around 117th and the side streets, and empty building everywhere. Lets be honest and call this area what it is fast becoming! This is not pretty, safe or ripe for development. Put political correctness aside, and lets get both Cleveland and Lakewood City Councils working on keeping 117th and Detroit area from further urban blight. It has declined a long way in the last decade. Is it saveable? Possibly. Is it safe now? NO WAY! Ask the lady who just got mugged in broad daylight - this never used to happen in our neighborhood. So what is Mayor Summers and Mary Madigan doing about this? Many of us would really like to know, because from appearances sake, this area has evolved into a real urban ghetto!
ian king November 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Hi again - forgot to add I was waiting at the bus stop at Clifton and Cove a few weeks again when the gunshots were heard by several of us at that bus stop. This was again, in broad daylight! Come on Mayor Summers and Mary Madigan, lets connect the dots and start to realize how dangerous the east side of Lakewood by 117th really is. I mean when normal citizens of Lakewood are waiting for the 55 bus and hear several gun shots and an elderly woman is mugged somewhat violently near CVS, is this a safe city? I've lived in major cities most of my life, and never had in my hood so much increase in crime in less than a year or so. What are your plans Mayor Summers and City Council Member Madigan to curb the increasing violence in this area of Lakewood? What are you going to do about it?
DLSJR November 25, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I agree for the most part with Ian. I own an apartment building in the 11800 block of Clifton for 5 years, and most of our issues extend from the halfway house behind hidden village and both Executive House and hidden village apartment buildings. In addition to the Exec House neighborhood nickname of a meth house, they have people dealing drugs out of their first floor apartments. I have had people chased through my property, throwing guns and drugs on the roof of my garages. Also had some trany living in Hidden village stealing mail out of our mailboxes (to my surprise it is not against the law, according to police). I think it is sad that I unable to feel safe in my neighborhood and enjoy my property to the fullest, including my rights of being a property owner. I will never walk anywhere in my neighborhood by myself, carry cash, leave my property on foot without my two 100lbs+ dogs, and or gun. I have great respect for our hard working police department, but our mayor needs to step up to the plate and remove the cities slumlords, or buy my building off of me..
ian king November 25, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Hi DLSJR - thanks so much for sharing and confirming what those of us who live in this area see on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, it seems our reality is not respected that much by the powers that be in City Hall. I wonder if Mayor Summers or Mary Madigan who represents the areas where crime has increased so much EVER walk these streets, especially at night. I doubt it very much. Although a lot of new businesses are opening in Lakewood, that reality is far from 117th/ Edgewater and the now somewhat misleading titled area of Lakewood called "the Gold Coast". With so much of Lakewood experiencing drug and crime activity, while it may appear Lakewood is on a resurge, it really isn't at all. Appearances do not make it safe for residents.
katrina owl February 09, 2013 at 08:00 PM
i agree the crime around this area is out of hand just read 16 year old girl shot killed west 102 then someone stabbed to death west 107 i live on west 104 i dont know how safe i feel living in the middle of all this. more police less half way houses around here. might be a good start.


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