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Homeless man breaks into church to tidy up: Richmond Heights Police Blotter



RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio

Breaking and entering: Highland Road

Officers responded to the Church of Christ Jan. 27 for a report of a breaking and entering and found a homeless man grooming himself in a bathroom.

The church pastor chose not to press charges, but the man was advised he would be arrested for trespassing if he returned. He was given a courtesy ride to a hotel in Wickliffe.

Suspicion: Chardon Road

Around 3 a.m. Jan. 28, an employee of the Sunoco gas station reported that two men were harassing him and were unable to find the keys to their vehicle.

He said they had been there for about two hours and kept entering and exiting the store.

Responding officers located those involved. One man was drunk and had a gun on his waistband. He was charged with having a weapon under disability.

The second man was picked up by a ride share driver and the vehicle was released to a family member.

Officers also located the keys under a seat in the vehicle.

Disturbance: Richmond Park Drive East

A woman reported around 5 a.m. Jan. 29 that she was attacked by her boyfriend while sleeping.

Responding officers learned that the woman does not live at the apartment and walked in uninvited because the door was unlocked. The man subsequently dragged her out of the apartment because she would not leave.

Officers escorted the woman off the property after she failed to show proof that she lived there. She had minor injuries but refused medical treatment.

Disturbance: Catlin Road

A woman reported Jan. 29 that her mother bit her finger during an altercation.

Officers investigated and forwarded a report to the Lyndhurst Municipal Court to determine if there was probably cause to charge with the mother with felonious assault or domestic violence.

Feb. 5, after it was determined there was probable cause for domestic violence charges, a warrant was issued and the woman, 67, turned herself in at the station.

911 hang-up calls: Steven Boulevard

Officers responded to a home Jan. 31 after receiving a 911 hang-up call and found a man in the garage separated from his wife.

They learned the two had been arguing over relationship issues.

Both agreed to stay separated for the night.

Disturbance: Loganberry Drive

Officers responded to an apartment at 5:10 a.m. Jan. 31 when a man reported that his live-in girlfriend had stolen his wallet.

The woman told officers she took it because he owes her money. She returned it and they agreed to resolve the issue later when their bank opened for the day.

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