Woman loses $20,000 in computer scam: Lyndhurst police blotter

Bill Mount

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Fraud: Gordon Road At 6:35 p.m. Jan. 26, a woman, 70, reported that she had fallen victim to a computer scam. The woman allowed a caller access to her computer so he could “fix” it. The suspect then transferred money from the woman’s account to an unknown […]

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Fraud: Gordon Road

At 6:35 p.m. Jan. 26, a woman, 70, reported that she had fallen victim to a computer scam. The woman allowed a caller access to her computer so he could “fix” it. The suspect then transferred money from the woman’s account to an unknown location. The victim lost about $20,000.

Domestic violence: Cherokee Drive

At 6:50 p.m. Jan. 31, a woman reported that her daughter, 16, was behaving in an unruly manner and had used a pan to strike her son, 21.

The girl will be charged through juvenile court with domestic violence.

Identity theft: Sunview Road

At 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30, a Sunview Road woman, 71, reported that someone used her personal information to file a claim for unemployment benefits.

Also reporting similar crimes were an Acacia Park woman, on Jan. 29; a Croyden Road man, 58, on Jan. 26; and a Cherokee Drive man, 37, on Jan. 26.

Suspicion: Cedar Road

At 10:30 p.m. Jan. 25, a Mayfield Heights woman, 60, reported to Lyndhurst police that she was involved in a road rage incident with a younger woman at Cedar and Lander roads.

The complainant stated that the younger woman yelled and appeared to have pointed a gun at her. After speaking with the woman, it was learned that the incident took place in Mayfield Heights. The woman was told to call the MHPD to make out a report.

Theft: Cedar Road

At 12:10 p.m. Jan. 25, police were called to Giant Eagle, 25105 Cedar Road at Legacy Village, where loss prevention had a shoplifter in custody. The woman was cited for theft and issued a criminal trespass warning.

Menacing: Churchill Drive

At 11:15 p.m. Jan. 29, police were called to a home where four girls, ages 15, 15, 16 and 17, were involved in a dispute. The girls have a history of not getting along with each other.

In this instance, two of the girls went to the home where the other two live in an attempt to retrieve a wig. An argument ensued and one allegedly threatened to kill another.

No one admitted to making such a threat. Police took no further action.

Disturbance: Spotswood Drive

At 11 a.m. Jan. 27, a man who owns a rental home informed police that the woman who lives at the house was unhappy with the contractors at the home to perform mold work and would not let them have access to the residence. Officers told the woman that she had to allow the contractors to do their work. The contractors, who had left, were rescheduled.

Assist person: Oakmont Drive

At 7:55 p.m. Jan. 26, a woman called police when her dog, a husky, would not leave the middle of the road when she called for it. She called back five minutes later to state that the dog was in her home.

Assist person: Alvey Road

At 10:20 a.m. Jan. 25, a caller reported seeing a woman allowing two children to get out of her car after the children were both sitting in the front seat restrained by one safety belt. The incident took place outside Kiddie Company, 1111 Alvey Road.

Police advised the woman of child restraint laws.

Fraud: Acacia Park

At 9:45 a.m. Jan. 25, a resident of Sherri Park Apartments reported being the victim of a telephone scam that cost the victim $4,700.

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