Sheriff’s Report
April 17, 2020

April 3-9, 2020

The following is a sampling of the calls handled by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office April 3-9, 2020. In total, the sheriff’s office handled 211 calls during this period.

ANIMAL PROBLEM

April 4

10:54 a.m., Moseley Road, Thompson. Large pig fell out of a truck and is in the field now limping. Pig jumped from the trailer while en route to processing. Owner was located and pig returned to Dewey Road property.

CITIZEN ASSIST

April 7

2:50 p.mm Princeton Road, Huntsburg. Caller would like a deputy to come and remove a dead fish from her mailbox.

CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE

April 3

5:07 p.m., Rock Creek Road, Thompson. Caller is stepfather and they do not want to follow court order on custody due to COVID-19. 17-year-old child will not decide which parents he wants to stay with. Caller said child should stay with them throughout the stay-at-home order or stay with his father, but father does not agree with that. Caller wants to limit exposure to others due to the child going back and forth. Father is there to drop the child off from his visitation and caller and his wife do not want to take the child back, and offered to have father keep the child, but father does not want that either. Deputy spoke with everyone on the phone and an agreement was made. Advice given and mother and father said they would document the incident on their end also.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE

April 9

11 p.m., Kile Road, Claridon. Woman called Copeline tonight and states her husband has hit her hand tonight. Caller states she has been cooking and cleaning for Easter and told the family not to smoke or vape inside. They started arguing because they won’t listen. There are five other people in the home.  Caller states they have been arguing because her husband and everyone else refuses to wash their hands and take their shoes off. She said she had to run to her room last night and lock husband out because he tried to attack her. She said he wouldn’t leave her alone because she wanted to watch Modern Family and not go outside for the full moon. She said she knows if she doesn’t run fast enough when he drinks, she’s going to get hit. She said she’s been hit one too many times and spends 90 percent of the time locked in her room now. Verbal only. Very intoxicated and upset because she doesn’t think he is following quarantine rules.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

April 5

8:22 p.m., Ravenna Road, Newbury. Caller states his mother and father were involved in an argument earlier. Caller states his father pulled a knife on him. They did have a physical altercation today. His mother is now at caller’s home. Caller would like an escort to get mother’s medication. Caller states father is intoxicated. Father states he put wife’s belongings in porch. Male arrested.

April 8

3:13 a.m., Cloverdale Drive, Middlefield. Male and female DV, no weapons. Both have been drinking, no drugs other than weed. Female smoked some weed. No guns in house. Female left. Caller’s foot hurts; she put him through a wall, he kicked the wall. Caller pushed female while she was hitting him. Female tried to hit him multiple times, so he pushed her into the wall accidentally. Report taken.

DRUGS

April 3

5:32 p.m., Mentor Road, Chardon. Anonymous male states there is a marijuana grow outside this address. There’s a barn and construction equipment on the property. When asked how he knows there is a marijuana grow, caller said he used to work with the guy who owns the property and said, “He screwed me out of some money and I told him if I don’t get paid, I’m going to cause a big headache for him.” Caller would not provide his name. but wants a deputy to call him. Caller did not pick up when called. Message left.

FRAUD

April 4

1:16 p.m., Old State Road, Middlefield. Caller advised he received three fake $20 from a male at this Nash Road store. Suspect also used his debit card at the business. Occurred 20 minutes ago. Deputy took statement and retrieved the fake money.

HEALTH

April 6

7:20 p.m., Hosmer Road, Parkman. Caller advised the Amish are having some kind of meeting and there are a bunch of them. She thinks it might be a meeting about COVID-19, but feels there should not be such a large gathering of 12-plus people, plus strollers. Arrived at school and found no one around. Lights were off and doors were locked.

LOST PROPERTY

April 6

1:17 a.m., Cove Court, Auburn. Caller states he was over at his ex-wife’s house. He left because she is crazy. He states when he got home, he realized she must have stolen his wallet and personal belongings when he was there. He states she removed the items from his pants pocket. Caller sounded intoxicated on the phone and said he had been drinking. He advised he was trying to sleep when she started yelling at him so he hurried up and got dressed and waited outside for a ride. Once he got home he realized his wallet was missing. Deputy contacted ex-wife who said caller left in a hurry after an argument over his drinking. She said he had not seen his wallet, but would contact him if she finds it.

NOISE PROBLEM

April 5

6:16 p.m., Nauvoo Road, Middlefield. 75-90 Amish having a party, loud music. Homeowner stated he thought the stay-home order was only for the elderly. Everyone going home.

SUSPICIOUS

April 3

9:25 a.m., Ravenwood Drive, Claridon. Male in parking lot yelling and screaming about unemployment. No weapons. Male was at JFS trying to find someone to speak with about unemployment. He was upset due to not receiving his unemployment check and was attempting to locate someone to speak with. No crime committed. Advice given.

April 7

10:55 p.m., Aquilla Road, Claridon. Caller says there is an idling Ford Escape next to the dumpster in the parking lot. Caller said someone went by to check and the person inside was sleeping. 54-year-old male is homeless and claims to have received permission to live out of his car for the remainder of week whole he is waiting for his room at Geauga Independent Housing. Checked OK.

April 8

10:06 p.m., Hosmer Road, Parkman. Caller delivered pizza to an Amish home. While there someone came out of the barn with a chainsaw. He acted like he was going to cut him. Caller would like to know what’s going on at residence. Caller also asked that they be informed Pizza Hut will no longer deliver pizzas to the home. Deputy made contact. Subject said he was revving up the chainsaw as a joke and they understood why Pizza Hut no longer wanted to deliver to the home.

April 9

10:17 a.m., Butternut Road, Burton. Received a phone call from someone claiming to be the health department needing to inspect inside the business. She also saw people on her camera at her business as well. She called the health department and they advised it was not them. Spoke with someone who is escorting the health department to certain locations that have complaints they are not following the orders from the virus.

THEFT

April 9

11:16 a.m., LaDue Trail, Auburn. Theft of generator.

1:43 p.m., Hosford Road, Chardon. Someone cut out some parts from underneath his truck and cut the lines. ABS brake control computer was cut off a GMC C4500 parked on caller’s property.

THREATENING

April 5

4:35 p.m., Henning Drive, Chardon. “Homeless looking freak” came up driveway and threatened caller. White male wearing bandana and backpack. Said he lives 10 houses down from caller, but caller said she has never seen him before. Caller told him to get off property. He said he was going home to get his gun. Approximately 25 years old, dirty, scars on gun. Male was on a blue bicycle. Caller disconnected the call.

TRESPASSING

April 3

3:37 p.m., Thrasher Road, Troy. Male is trying to squat in his cabin on caller’s property. Caller has asked him to leave and he is refusing. Caller advised he didn’t want male charged, but instead gave him until 7:30 p.m. to remove his belongings. Advice provided.

WEAPON OFFENSE

April 4

3:48 p.m., Aquilla Road, Burton. Neighbor is standing in the driveway shooting a gun into the creek. Neighbors are outside and a little concerned. There have been some issues regarding the water drainage between property. Caller believes neighbor is doing this to try and intimidate them. Subject has a large, natural, earth backstop. Checks OK.