On April 18, a 12-year-old boy told police that as he was walking home from school , a man grabbed him in the 1600 block of Woodward Avenue. The boy told police that he wiggled free and made it home safely.
But, it turns out, the story was made up.
Det. Ray Fuerst of the Lakewood Police Department lied to authorities about the attempted kidnapping. He said, because of the boy's age, the department is not filing charges.
School officials said they have received numerous calls from concerned parents, but want to reassure residents that this wasn't a real abduction attempt.
A man told police that two of his son’s friends had broken into his Lakewood Heights Boulevard home through the back door, early in the morning of April 17. Police arrested one of the men around 3 a.m. The other man fled. Police are investigating.
An employee at a hair salon in the 17900 block of Detroit Avenue told police April that the front window had been completely shattered sometime during the night.
A woman in an apartment building in the 14500 block of Madison Avenue told police that her ex-boyfriend kicked in her door at around 9 p.m. April 17. They made an arrangement to have the door fixed.
Sticks and stones
Police responded to a call around 3 p.m. April 18 that a girl was throwing rocks at a group of boys near Madison and McKinley avenues. When the officers arrived the children were gone.
Compiled by police reports.