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Two men arrested for theft in Beachwood Place, weapons found on them: Beachwood police report

Two men arrested for theft in Beachwood Place, weapons found on them: Beachwood police report

BEACHWOOD, Ohio —

Robbery: Cedar Road

On July 2 at 5:25 p.m., two men, one of whom was a minor, were arrested for robbery at Dillard’s in the Beachwood Place shopping center, 26300 Cedar Road.

Anti-theft officers observed three men looking at merchandise. One of the men, whose identity was not released, went behind a counter, took two Dillard’s bags and gave them to the other two suspects, who then placed items from the store into the bags. The suspects then left the store without paying for the items in the bags.

The bags contained three packs of Ralph Lauren polo shirts with a total value of $135.

When police confronted him, one of the men, the minor, ran back into the store where he was quickly arrested. In a pocket of his hoodie, police found a handgun with a cartridge in the chamber.

The other man arrested, a 21-year-old from Maple Heights, was also found to be in possession of a weapon. The third man was not found.

The two suspects are accused of robbery, theft, obstruction of justice and carrying a concealed weapon.

Domestic Violence: Shaker Boulevard

On July 2 at 4:45 p.m., police were called to the gazebo at Beachwood City Park, 24625 Shaker Boulevard, where a man and woman were heard arguing. When police arrived, they heard the couple yelling at each other, but both denied that any physical violence had occurred.

Surveillance video showed police pushing the woman against a table twice, grabbing her shoulder and applying pressure.

The man told officers the two were married, but later said they were married “in spirit” but not legally. He said they argued because the woman wanted a birthday party.

It turned out that both were wanted on warrants by the North Olmsted Police Department.

In the man’s travel bag, police found a suspected crack pipe and a jar containing a white powder.

Police arrested the 35-year-old Garfield Heights man on charges of domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft: Cedar Road

On July 3 at 4:40 p.m., anti-theft personnel at Dillard’s observed a man concealing a package of Polo by Ralph Lauren shirts valued at $64.50 in a shopping bag.

The 19-year-old Euclid man left the store without paying and was arrested shortly thereafter and charged with theft.

The man was banned from the shopping centre for six months.

Owning a firearm despite being disabled: Chagrin Boulevard

On July 3 at 7:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to Benihana Restaurant, 23611 Chagrin Blvd., where a 28-year-old Cleveland woman said she was threatened by a 40-year-old male co-worker from Cleveland.

Police found the woman on Chagrin Boulevard as she was leaving the restaurant.

Police found the male suspect’s car in the Benihana parking lot and discovered a gun in the front seat. The man had previously been convicted of attempted rape, a second-degree felony, and was prohibited by law from possessing a gun.

The man initially denied having a gun in his car. When he was later told that a gun had been seen in his car, he admitted that he had the gun for protection because the Fourth of July was “crazy.” The gun was loaded.

The man denied threatening the woman and police were unable to find any witnesses to the alleged threat, so it was decided that no charges of threatening would be filed.

Police charged the man with possession of a weapon while under disability, a third-degree felony.

Theft: Cedar Road

On July 4 at 3:15 p.m., theft deterrence observed a woman concealing a package of Ralph Lauren Polo shirts valued at $64.50 in a bag. The woman left the store without paying and was intercepted in the mall’s food court.

The police filed a charge of theft. The 19-year-old woman from Euclid was banned from the mall for six months.

Domestic Violence: Cedar Road

On July 4 at 10:20 p.m., police were called to the Vantage Apartments, 27060 Cedar Road, where a man reported that his partner had stabbed him in the upper left arm.

The police met the man in the lobby and put a tourniquet on his bleeding arm. The emergency services then took him to the hospital.

The man told police that the two had been drinking and that he had drunk too much before falling asleep on a sofa at 6 p.m. The woman woke him up and argued with him because he was sleeping.

The man went to his computer, the woman unplugged it and poured water on it. The man responded by splashing lemonade in her eyes. The woman washed her eyes and then came back with the kitchen knife.

The man said he was afraid of being stabbed and covered his upper body. The woman slashed his arm and continued to scream when he called the police.

The 34-year-old woman, who was still in the apartment, told police the man continued to spray liquid in her face and she punched his arm to get him away while he screamed at her. She said she didn’t mean to hurt him that badly.

The man, she said, also bit her on the knee and knocked over a table on which she was putting together a puzzle.

Police arrested the woman for aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.

Disorderly Conduct: Chagrin Boulevard

On July 5 at 11:55 p.m., police responded to a report of a man walking on the street of Chagrin Boulevard. Police did not find the man on the street, but instead lying on the ground in front of the house at 25200 Chagrin Boulevard.

When an officer asked if he was OK, the man, who smelled of alcohol, became agitated. His clothes were dirty, which led police to believe he had fallen, perhaps several times.

Police arrested the 34-year-old Cleveland man for disorderly conduct.

Disorderly Conduct: Cedar Road

On July 7 at 2:15 p.m., police charged an 18-year-old Richmond Heights man and his underage girlfriend with disturbing the peace.

The two were sitting on a bench in Beachwood Place when the girl punched the man in the face. He was then seen putting his arm around her jaw and holding her down.

Her physical transformation lasted about five minutes before it was reported and an off-duty security police officer separated the two.

The man was banned from entering the mall for one year and the girl for six months.

Read more in the Sun Press.