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Two males arrested for stealing at Beachwood Place found to have guns: Beachwood police blotter

BEACHWOOD, Ohio —

Robbery: Cedar Road

At 5:25 p.m. July 2, two males, one a juvenile, were arrested for robbery at Dillard’s at Beachwood Place mall, 26300 Cedar Road.

Loss prevention watched as three males looked at merchandise. One of the males, who was not identified, walked behind a counter and took two Dillard’s bags and gave them to the other two suspects, who then placed store items into the bags. The suspects then walked out of the store without paying for the items in the bags.

Inside the bags were three packs of Polo by Ralph Lauren shirts totaling $135.

When confronted by police, one of the males, the juvenile, ran back into the store where he was quickly apprehended. In a pocket of his hooded sweatshirt police found a gun with one round in its chamber.

The other arrested male, 21, of Maple Heights, was also found to be in possession of a gun. The third male was not located.

The two suspects face charges of robbery, theft, obstructing official business and carrying a concealed weapon.

Domestic violence: Shaker Boulevard

At 4:45 p.m. July 2, police were called to the pavilion at Beachwood City Park, 24625 Shaker Boulevard, where a man and woman were heard arguing. Police arrived to hear the couple yelling at each other, but both denied any physical violence took place.

Police, however, watched surveillance video and saw the man push the woman twice onto a table and grab her shoulder while applying pressure.

The man told officers that the two are married, but then later said they are ”spiritually” married, and not legally married. He said they were arguing over the woman’s desire for a birthday party.

Both were found to be wanted on North Olmsted police warrants.

In a duffel bag belonging to the man, police found a suspected crack cocaine pipe and a jar containing a white powder.

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

Theft: Cedar Road

At 4:40 p.m. July 3, loss prevention at Dillard’s watched as a man concealed in a shopping bag a pack of Polo by Ralph Lauren shirts valued at $64.50.

The man, 19, of Euclid, left the store without paying and was shortly after arrested and charged with theft.

The man was issued a six-month mall ban.

Having a weapon under disability: Chagrin Boulevard

At 7:25 p.m. July 3, officers were dispatched to Benihana restaurant, 23611 Chagrin Blvd., where a Cleveland woman, 28, said she had been threatened by a male co-worker, 40, of Cleveland.

Police found the woman on Chagrin Boulevard, walking away from the restaurant.

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

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

The man denied threatening the woman, and police could find no witnesses to the alleged threat. It was, therefore, decided that a menacing charge would not be pursued.

Police charged the man with having a weapon under disability, a third-degree felony.

Theft: Cedar Road

At 3:15 p.m. July 4, loss prevention watched as a woman concealed in a bag she carried a pack of Polo by Ralph Lauren shirts valued at $64.50. The woman left the store without paying and was detained in the mall’s food court.

Police charged her with theft. The woman, 19, of Euclid, was issued a six-month ban from the mall.

Domestic violence: Cedar Road

At 10:20 p.m. July 4, police were dispatched to The Vantage apartments, 27060 Cedar Road, where a man reported that his live-in girlfriend used a knife to slash his upper left arm.

Police met the man in the lobby and administered a tourniquet to his bleeding arm. EMS then took him to the hospital.

The man told police that the two had been drinking and that he drank too much before falling asleep at 6 p.m. on a couch. The woman woke him and argued with him about him sleeping.

The man went to his computer and the woman unplugged it, then poured water on it. The man responded by spraying soda pop in her eyes. The woman washed her eyes, then returned with the kitchen knife.

The man said he feared being stabbed and covered his torso. The woman slashed his arm and continued to yell as he called police.

The woman, 34, who was still in the apartment, told police that the man had continued to spray liquid in her face and that she slashed at his arm to try and get him away as he yelled at her. She said she didn’t mean to cut him as badly as she did.

The man, she said, had also bit her on the knee and turned over a table upon which she had been putting together a puzzle.

Police arrested the woman on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

Disorderly conduct: Chagrin Boulevard

At 11:55 p.m. July 5, police responded to a report of a man walking in the road on Chagrin Boulevard. Police found the man, not on the road, but lying on the ground in front of 25200 Chagrin Boulevard.

When an officer asked if he was all right, the man, who smelled of alcohol, became agitated. His clothes were dirty, suggesting to police that he had fallen, perhaps multiple times.

Police arrested the man, 34, of Cleveland, for disorderly conduct.

Disorderly conduct: Cedar Road

At 2:15 p.m. July 7, police charged with disorderly conduct a Richmond Heights man, 18, and his juvenile girlfriend.

The two were seated at a bench inside Beachwood Place when the girl slapped the man’s face. He was then seen wrapping his arm around her jawline and restraining her arm.

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

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

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