Police Blotter: House Spray Painted, Hit-Skip Turns into Foot Chase and Burglar Makes Off with Pizza Shop's 'Dough'

This week in the Lakewood Police Blotter.

Burglar makes off with “dough” from pizza shop

An employee of  arrived at the shop around 7 a.m. March 28 to find that the door had been forced open, the burglar alarm was ripped from the wall and money from the cash registers had been taken sometime during the night. An undisclosed amount of cash had been taken.

Hit-skip turns into foot chase

A man driving a dark-colored pickup truck struck two parked cars at the on Detroit Avenue at around 8:30 a.m. March 27. He fled the scene, driving southbound on Rockway Avenue. He jumped out of his car in the 17000 block of Riverside Drive and jumped the concrete barrier, fleeing into the Metro Parks. When he crossed the river, Rocky River and Fairview police officers caught up with him. He was arrested and charged with hit-skip.


Employees at the on Detroit Avenue on March 24 — that each day for the past five days — a man has entered the store and taken a bottle of vodka from the shelves and into the bathroom. Employees told police that the man pours the vodka into his own container, then, throws away the empty bottle in the bathroom.

Dangerous drugs

A woman was arrested and charged with dangerous drugs March 24 after she turned in a fake prescription at the on Detroit Avenue and W. 117th Street.

Do unto your neighbors?

A home in the 1500 block was vandalized with black spray paint March 26, sometime during the early morning.  There were several curse words written with the spray paint.

An unwelcome passenger

A woman at a store in the 12000 block of Madison Avenue told police that she came out of the store around 3:30 p.m. March 26 to find a man in her passenger seat going through her belongings. When police arrived the man had already left. Nothing was reported stolen.


A resident in the 1600 block of Belle Avenue told police March 26 that someone broke into the home and stole two laptop computers.

Needing some intensive care

Just after 5 a.m. March 30, a man left the intensive care unit of . He was spotted walking along the railroad tracks near St. Charles Avenue — in a hospital gown, with an IV still in his arm. Police escorted the man back to the hospital.

Compiled by police reports. 


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