Solicitor arrested on felony warrants
Lakewood Police arrested a door-to-door solicitor when they found out he had felony warrants issued for his arrest.
At about noon on Feb. 15, officers were called to the 1200 block of Arlington because two men were dropping off marketing information for a company called Frontline Marketing.
One of the men -- 24-year-old Mario Locklear of Cleveland -- was arrested because he had warrants issued for his arrest by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office.
Locklear is a suspect in a pair of aggravated robberies and also faces a charge of attempted aggravated riot.
Furthermore, both Locklear and the other man were told that Frontline Marketing did not have a permit to solicit in the city.
Finally, neither Locklear nor the other man knew of any address for Frontline Marketing, police said. They claimed a woman had stopped them while they were walking down the street one day and offered them a job.
Man charged with assault after fight at YMCA
Two people were charged with assault after a scuffle on Feb. 17 at the YMCA.
The fight began on the basketball court during a game. An argument escalated when a Cleveland man started punching three other people who were playing at the gym.
A Lakewood woman who was with the Cleveland man then pulled out a baseball bat and started hitting the other men, as well, according to the police report.
When talking to police later, the man and woman said they were jumped and trying to protect themselves.
Both the man and woman were charged with assault. The woman also faces a charge of unlawful transaction of a weapon.