Man chokes his college student roommate: University Heights Police Blotter


Assault: Washington Boulevard

At 11:40 a.m. Feb. 22, a male John Carroll University student went to the police station to report an assault that had taken place at his off-campus home.

The man, 19, stated that his roommate, an Akron man, 21, had choked him to near unconsciousness. The Akron man was arrested and served citations for assault and aggravated menacing.

Identity theft: Traymore Road

At 9:35 a.m. Feb. 24, a Traymore Road man, 76, reported that someone had used his identity to file for unemployment benefits.

At 1:05 p.m. the same day, a woman, 57, filed a similar report.

Theft: Warrensville Center Road

At 3:25 p.m. Feb. 24, security at Macy’s, 2201 Warrensville Center Road, detained a woman for shoplifting shoes, a purse and perfume valued at a total of $259.80. The woman, 25, is from Mexico and lives in Cleveland Heights.

The woman was issued a criminal summons for theft and was released.

Domestic violence: Milton Road

At 2:15 p.m. Feb. 24, a doctor at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center reported that a University Heights man, 39, had been the victim of abuse at the hands of his fiancée, 45.

The abuse is alleged to be long-term and ongoing. Police arrested the fiancée and charged her with felonious assault, kidnapping and domestic violence. The victim is in the hospital being treated for various injuries. An investigation into the matter is under way.

Disorderly conduct: Bushnell Road

At 4:50 p.m. Feb. 25, a resident reported seeing a man fall on the sidewalk. Police learned that the person who fell is a 66-year-old University Heights resident. The man was intoxicated and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police charged the man with disorderly conduct-public intoxication.

Theft: Warrensville Center Road

At 5:15 p.m. Feb. 27, a Cleveland man, 42, was detained for shoplifting $657.26 worth of clothing and jewelry from Macy’s. Police charged the man with theft and possession of criminal tools.

It was also found that the man was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant issued by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority. He was subsequently turned over to CMHA without incident.

Disturbing the peace: Silsby Road

At 10:15 p.m. Feb. 27, a resident reported a loud party taking place at a neighboring house. Police cited a male JCU student, 22, with disturbing the peace.

Also, at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 28, police received a complaint about a loud house party taking place on Meadowbrook Boulevard. Police cited two male JCU students, 18 and 19, with disturbing the peace.

Warrant arrest: Warrensville Center Road

At 10:20 p.m. Feb. 27, an officer stopped a car for a traffic violation and learned that the driver, a Cleveland man, 60, was wanted on a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office warrant. The man was arrested and turned over to deputies.

Theft: Cedar Road

At 7:15 a.m. Feb. 28, a man, 22, reported that his bicycle had been stolen from outside of Family Dollar, 13470 Cedar Road. The man followed the suspect east on Cedar Road, but lost sight of him.

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