Sheriff’s Report
August 20, 2021

Aug. 6-12, 2021

The following is a sampling of the calls handled by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 6-12, 2021.

ANIMAL PROBLEM

Aug. 6

3:40 p.m., Clay Street, Thompson. Neighbor raises pigs and they are constantly getting loose and tearing up caller’s yard. He stopped and talked to her but it has not helped. This is a constant problem. Spoke with homeowner who has pictures and video of pigs on his property and there is previous damage. Caller does not want criminal charges, only wants pig owners to take it serious and he does not want them on his property. Deputy spoke with pig owner and advised her of complaint. She said she is trying to fix fence but has not had time. She was advised of possible criminal charges. She understood and was apologetic. Caller informed of outcome.

ASSAULT

Aug. 10

9:55 p.m., Kevin Lane, Hambden. Caller advising he just got attacked. Subjects were coming at him and his son. Caller is bleeding from his hand and face. There were two males and possibly two females. They live in trailer park. They were having some kind of argument. Female said she witnessed an incident two days ago that may have to do with what happened tonight. While intoxicated, male was on his deck yelling profanity at neighbors and passing vehicles. Subjects stopped to confront him about a comment he made to his wife. Male was then assaulted and got hurt in scuffle. He was transported to UH Geauga where he later received a summons for assault and disorderly conduct.

CITIZEN ASSIST

Aug. 9

10:40 a.m., Tavern Road, Burton. Heroin and large amount of money found by OSHP in car, owner coming in at some point to pick up vehicle. Towing company told vehicle owner they have to call and make appointment, but caller is afraid they will just show up. OSHP advised to have them or GCSO also on scene when they come to get car in case they give caller any issues. Caller advised to abide by guidance of probate regarding the regarding the release of property.

CITIZEN DISPUTE

Aug. 9

1:10 p.m., Butternut Road, Munson. Meet at caller’s address. He was threatened by one of the workers on the street. Caller advised he exchanged words with a tree company who is working for CEI to trim lines. Caller said he asked them to move their trucks and one driver said, “I’m a dangerous mother f@$%er.” No other statements were made and crew left location. Caller wanted it documented and will file complaint with CEI, advising he does not want that company on his property.

FIRE

Aug. 9

6:02 a.m., Chipping Lane, Auburn. Wooden porch is on fire. Now is still smoking, unknown cause, do not see any flames. Just had a wedding, trying to evacuate everyone. Accidental fire caused by a cigarette on front porch.

FRAUD

Aug. 11

9:12 a.m., Woodin Road, Hambden. Caller’s name and credit card number was used at Howard Johnson Hotel in Beckley, W. Va. Caller received an email from the hotel stating she checked out on Aug. 8. Caller said she was not in West Virginia and did not go to the hotel. Spoke to hotel owner who said a man and woman used hotel room. They drove a gray Suburban with North Carolina license plate.

JUVENILE PROBLEM

Aug. 10

12:03 a.m., Chardon Road, Chardon. Juveniles are in the wooded area throwing eggs at cars. Caller is waiting for police. Deputy advised. Second was egged right in front of animal clinic. Chardon PD en route. No damage could be seen to either vehicle and the egg throwers were unable to be located. Photographs taken of both vehicles.

ROAD RAGE

Aug. 6

3:56 p.m., Nauvoo Road, Middlefield. Caller had a man in work van get out of the car and punch his car, breaking glass on passenger door. Man left. This occurred because van passed caller when caller was trying to pass a buggy. Caller followed man and confronted him and “threatened him.” Caller does not remember exactly what he told the male, but then punched the glass of his passenger door window and shattered glass. Caller also advised he did have a tire iron in his hand for his protection. Caller did not have any other information to give.

SUSPICIOUS

Aug. 6

7:41 a.m., Cloverdale Drive, Middlefield. Caller thinks someone vandalized her driveway with holes. Advised to contact management to see if work is being done and she said no she wants a report. The holes were normal wear and tear of the concrete.

10:42 p.m., Cornelia Drive, Aquilla. Male subject is sending harassing messages and said he was going to harm caller for talking to his girls from “back page.” Male is trying to extort $2,500 out of me to stay quiet about my illegal activity. Caller is back and forth from Lake and Ashtabula counties, is homeless and is unable and unwilling to meet with any local law enforcement. He would like a deputy to look into the situation and give him a call.

Aug. 8

7:18 p.m., Valley Road, Auburn. Caller was fishing yesterday when a car pulled up. He heard the door open and a male groaning. Guy then left. Today caller went back to check and he saw a male coming out of the area carrying a hatchet. Male wouldn’t talk to him. Deputy and ODNR advised. Located subject in question. Not in possession of any hatchets or axe. Subject recalled someone talking to him, but did not want to talk as his English is not great. Checked OK. Just fishing with a valid license.

Aug. 11

1:07 p.m., Wake Robin Drive, Newbury. Teenage daughter received threatening message on Snapchat. Fake Snapchat account contacted complainant’s daughter and requested nude photos. Location of fake account was in the U.K.

THEFT

Aug. 7

10:45 a.m., Paulette Drive, Burton. Our cars were broken into last night. Several items taken. Deputy advised. Four unlocked vehicles were gone through. Change, wallet, driver’s license and a knife were taken.

Aug. 8

10:02 a.m., Tavern Road, Parkman. Theft of two statues at Overlook Cemetery. They were there two to three weeks ago. Report to follow.

Aug. 9

4:29 p.m., Old State Road, Claridon. Someone stole three township signs over the weekend. Two “Welcome to Hambden Township” signs, one was aluminum and the other wooden. Third sign was an aluminum “Welcome to Claridon Township” sign.