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Cleveland Heights Teen Attempts to Rob Boy, Runs Off With Hat

Police arrested the 16-year-old and charged him in the strong-arm robbery.

A 16-year-old Cleveland Heights resident is accused of knocking down a 15-year-old, attempting to rob him and stealing his hat, Cleveland Heights Police said.

The incident happened at 7:20 p.m. near the corner of Washington and Lee. Police arrested the suspect and charged him in the strong-arm robbery.

Reports compiled from call logs and information from the Cleveland Heights Police Department.

Christine M October 22, 2012 at 04:59 PM
With all of the new fast food chains opening in the Heights area it would be nice to have bowling and roller skating available. My Heights High teen and her friends complain that there is nothing to do and wished they could go skating instead of having to go to a movie or hang out outside. That would probably help some of the crime and allow for physical activity instead of eating and sitting in a theater.
Nunov Yorbisnis October 23, 2012 at 03:49 AM
We do have two ice rinks. I agree, a family-type bowling alley like Freeway Lanes in Solon would be nice. The old bowling alleys at Cedar Center and Severance were kinda dirty and seedy.
Emily Jones October 24, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Bowling is not the cure to youth crime. Yes, many kids would like bowling, lazer tag and a Dave and Busters in the Heights. But, these attractions will not prevent youth from stealing iPads, joining a gang, etc. Then again, Dave and Busters would be very nice!
Nunov Yorbisnis October 24, 2012 at 02:17 AM
No, Emily, bowling doesnt solve anything. The kids stealing iPads and beating kids up for their Jordans are not hanging out at the bowling alley, they are on the street and at places like the Noble Gas USA that sells fruit flavored cigars, "legal highs", blueberry zig-zags and marijuana pipes. Incidentally, I bet you could buy some reefer to put in that pipe from one of the kids that hangs out in the parking lot. Anyway, kids that do behave deserve places like parks, coffee shops, bowling alleys, arcades where they can congregate. Cleveland Heights has effectively removed a lot of those places with their curfew rules.

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