Pumpkin Smashing May Be Related To Mailbox Theft: Brecksville Police Blotter
The following information was supplied by the Brecksville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Missing mailbox causes concern
On Oct. 21, a resident of the 6700 block of Westview Drive reported that her mailbox had been stolen. The resident said it had been removed during the night, and she had learned that her neighbor’s mailbox had been stolen a couple of weeks before. She was concerned because there had been mail in the box. The box is valued at about $15, with $50 in replacement costs.
Police thought the mailbox had been pulled up by the base, because there was no splintering. They suspected that the theft was connected to some recent pumpkin-smashing mischief in the area, and special attention was requested for the neighborhood.
Speeding leads to discovery of felony warrants
A Brecksville officer pulled over a speeding driver on Interstate 77 at about 1:39 p.m. on Oct. 19 and noticed that the car was leaking transmission fluid. But that wasn’t the worst news for the driver—the man had three felony warrants and a caution out on his name. The driver didn’t believe it, saying he had just seen his probation officer the day before, but the officer confirmed it with the Cleveland police, who said the warrants were from a recent investigation and had just been entered. The 37-year-old Cleveland man was cited for speed and released to the Cleveland Police Department.
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