TOWNSHIP OF RUSSELL, Ohio

Fraud: Chagrin Mills Road

A scammer tried to obtain a man’s personal details after he placed an ad in a newspaper offering Great Dane puppies for sale.

On April 18, the resident told police he received a series of text messages from someone who eventually stopped when he threatened to call the police.

An officer checked the phone number used by the scammer and found it to be a “burnt” temporary phone. A message was left there for the person to call the agent.

Noise Complaint: Cuyahoga Trail

After hearing two husky dogs barking for several hours, a resident complained to police at midnight on April 19. An officer went to the dogs’ home and spoke with a woman, who let the animals in for the night.

Suspect: Chillicothe Road

While patrolling shortly after midnight on April 22, an officer checked a vehicle parked in the closed West Geauga Commons park. The occupants of the vehicle watched a meteor shower. They were informed of the park’s opening hours and left the premises.

Traffic Stop: Kinsman Road

A traffic stop at 10:45 a.m. on April 24 in River Glen resulted in the arrest of a subject on an outstanding warrant. The subject has been turned over to the jurisdiction where the warrant was issued.

Road Rage: Chillicothe Road

A man called the police shortly before 10 p.m. on April 23 to report that a truck had stopped in front of him and was trying to drive him off the road with continuous checks.

An officer saw the two vehicles go by and observed the truck checking the other driver’s brakes. Stopping and questioning the truck driver, the officer was told that the complainant had nearly run the truck driver off the road.

The truck driver was warned of the dangers of road rage.

Traffic hazard: Fairmount Road

Police were dispatched at 12:25 p.m. April 21 to the intersection with Caves Road after a motorist saw a cement truck and then a logging truck who both ignored the stop sign. An officer checked the area, but the trucks were gone.

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