Man uses motorized cart as weapon at Costco: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter


Criminal Damage: Golden Gate Boulevard

A man threatened another man inside Costco on May 22 after an argument in a parking space. He used his motorized cart to ram the man’s cart and overturn it.

It was later learned that the 69-year-old resident also seized the other man’s vehicle. He was later charged with criminal damage and he agreed to pay for the damage he caused to the vehicle.

Theft: Mayfield Road

A BP 7-Eleven employee reported on May 23 that a man hid around 30 food and drink items in a bag and left the store. Staff were able to identify the suspect as he was a regular at the business.

A warrant was then issued for the arrest of the 21-year-old Mayfield Heights man.

Flight: SOM Center Road

Rite-Aid staff reported on May 22 that a man reached behind the counter and stole eight packs of cigarettes. He was with another person of unknown gender, who was also carrying several stolen items outside the store.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle.

Fraud: Mayfield Road

Nick Mayer Ford staff learned on May 23 that a vehicle, valued at $71,000, had been fraudulently purchased online and delivered to a location in Illinois.

The Wisconsin woman, whose name had been used fraudulently, alerted the company to the fraud after receiving notification that her identity had been stolen.

Officers learned that the location where the vehicle was delivered was a vacant property for sale.

Forgery: Golden Gate Plaza

An investigator from the Ohio BMV titles office reported on May 19 that a 41-year-old South Euclid man earned six titles in 2021 by submitting fraudulent out-of-state inspection reports.

On May 24, Mayfield Village police stopped the man’s vehicle and city officers responded and served the man with six citations for tampering.

Reports say the man sold 87 vehicles in 2021, more than the five allowed to be sold without a dealer license.

Domestic Violence: Commonwealth Avenue

A 29-year-old man was arrested for domestic violence on May 20 after an incident at his home involving his wife and 18-year-old daughter.

He was also charged with disrupting public service because he took away a cell phone that prevented his family members from calling 911.

Fraud: Golden Gate Boulevard

Best Buy management reported on May 20 that a woman had used six counterfeit $100 bills the day before to pay for a Ring security system.

The affair was only discovered after the purchase.

The police are investigating.

Animals: Golden Gate Boulevard

A deer jumped through the glass doors of Costco’s front vestibule on May 25. No customers or staff were injured.

The deer was behind the store and was dispatched with obvious injuries.

Disturbance: West Miner Road

Disorderly driving and child endangerment warrants were issued on May 21 for a Bedford man, 26, after he damaged a vehicle in a driveway by hitting it with a brick.

A woman at home denied any knowledge of the incident, but it was later confirmed by neighbors that she and her six-year-old daughter were in the vehicle when it happened.

The woman, 22, was cited for obstructing official business.

Flee and Evade: SOM Center Road

Willoughby Police reported on May 19 that a recently stolen vehicle may be in the town.

Officers located and attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled. Moments later, they learned that the driver of the vehicle had been in Marc’s parking lot, where he snatched a purse from an elderly lady in the parking lot.

Willoughby police later found the man with the purse after crashing the vehicle in that town.

The Mentor man, 56, has been charged with robbery and breach of offenses in Mayfield Heights.

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