A 19-year-old Cleveland Heights resident said he was robbed Oct. 9 around 9:30 p.m. while walking along Middlehurst and Mayfield roads. He said that two men, possibly in their early 20’s, approached him and asked him for a cigarette. They then asked if he was interested in buying a Xbox game system. The victim said while they were talking, another man went behind him and started to strangle him while the other two males “knocked him to the ground,” according to the police report. The victim said he later realized he was on the ground and that his wallet with $30, iPod and cell phone were stolen. The next day, a woman said she found the wallet near the 1600 block of Belmar while she was working in her yard. Police are still investigating.
Man charged with firing gun
A 22-year-old Cleveland Heights resident was arrested and charged with firing a gun around 9:50 a.m. on Oct. 5 near the 2500 block of Mayfield Road. A caller told police the man fired the gun near the front porch. The man was arrested and charged with discharging a weapon, having a weapon under disability, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Police conducted a truancy sweep of Heights High students from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7 and returned 58 students to the school.
- A caller reported that a bicyclist was hit by an RTA bus near Mayfield and Noble roads. The rider was transported to Hillcrest Hospital. More information was not available.
- A 20-year-old Cleveland Heights man was arrested and charged with criminal damaging and disorderly conduct after callers said he was firing an airsoft gun at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 near the 3300 block of Henderson Road. Police found the suspect shooting the airsoft gun, and damage to a nearby garage.
- A burglary was reported on the 1600 block of Eddington Road at 12 p.m. Oct. 6. The resident had gone to the store around 11 a.m., and when she returned, two televisions and a Nintendo Wii game system were missing.
- Someone reported at 1 p.m. Oct 7 that copper piping was stolen from a home on the 14000 block of Superior Road.
- A caller reported that motion alarms were activated at the former Millikin School at 12:39 a.m. Oct. 5. Police arrested a male and charged him with trespassing.
- Residents on the 1000 block of Brentwood Road called police after seeing a male they believed to be trespassing in their yards at about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 5. The 25-year-old man became violent with police and refused to get in the car upon arrest, according to police reports. He was charged with voluntary intoxication, criminal trespass and resisting arrest.