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Police Investigating Burglaries & Break-Ins In Cleveland Heights

Burglaries and break-ins in the city reported between Feb. 13 and 20

The Cleveland Heights Police Department are investigating burglaries and break-ins that have occurred in the city. If anyone has information regarding any crime listed in this article, he or she is encouraged to contact the police department at 216-321-1234.

  • A burglar stole a computer, jewelry and more after they broke into a home in the 1900 block of Janette Ave. on Feb. 15

The thief kicked in the door and took two Dell laptops, an iPod Touch, a Canon camera and pearl necklace.

  • A Cleveland Heights resident returned to her home in the 3600 block of Bainbridge Road on Feb. 16 to find that it had been broken into and a jewelry box had been taken.

A teenager -- thought to be 14 to 16 years old -- was spotted breaking into the home.

Anyone with more information on the burglar is encouraged to call Cleveland Heights Police.

  • Police are investigating a burglary that was reported on the evening of Feb. 13 in the 1900 block of South Compton Road.

Someone kicked in a door while nobody was home. Though the entire bedroom had been rifled through, all the homeowner found missing was some cash that had been left on the dresser, according to police.

  • Several vacant homes on Castleton and in the 3900 block of Monticello have been broken into and had copper piping stolen from them.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious in those neighborhoods is encouraged to call police.

  • A homeowner in the 3400 block or Ormond Road was able to deter a would-be burglar with their security measures.

The burglar was able to kick in one door on Feb. 13 but unable to get passed a second, also locked, internal door.

The home also had a security system that alerted police. However, when officers arrived at the home, the attempted burglar had already fled.

  • Someone shattered the front glass window of the China Dragon restaurant on Mayfield Road at about 10 p.m. February 17.

The thief took money from the cash register and fled.

With this crime, as with all the others in this blotter, anyone with any information that could help with its investigation is encouraged to call the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234.

Peter Bruce Photo February 25, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Time for the police to really do something. Taxes here are high so should services !!!
Nathaniel Brooks February 25, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Bruce you are in need of some grammar lessons. The Police Department is a decaying dying entity. Let's engage in some provocative thought. The police are no where to be found when crime is actually taking place, they only show up to take the "report" afterwards. I guess in some instances they are called upon to use force, but it's usually for all the wrong reasons. Case in Point, a few months ago the police thought they heard a gunshot from a vehicle (it was actually a backfire from the car). The police then proceeded to pursue these individuals in a high speed chase thorough the city of Cleveland. Once the individuals were cornered, they executed them in a hail of gunfire that exceeded 130 bullets. Both citizens were consequentially murdered, and no gun was found. It sounds like something from a comedy skit, but it really happened. Now they are currently trying to do an "investigation" no doubt drawing things out longer, so they cans sweep this under the rug when they are good and ready. The police are not here to save you Bruce. The only person that can save you is yourself. I know it will be hard to understand this concept. It's ok, even Peter Pan had to grow up.
Dan February 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM
The Cleveland Heights police are the best and they are doing something. It's hard to catch a burglar when its your neighbor.
Dan February 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM
You don't run from the police! When the police ask you to pull over ...you pull over! Guess their parents didn't teach them that.
Nathaniel Brooks February 25, 2013 at 11:31 PM
So according to your logic running away justifies murder? I thought the purpose of the police was to apprehend suspects and then turn those suspects over to the courts. In your opinion the police are here to shoot anyone who disagrees with them 136 times. I'll try to keep that in mind. In this instance what we have is the police acting as judge, jury, and executioner. In the military they call that mission creep. You see in a Republic such as ours we have this thing called due process lol. I'm sure that terminology escapes you though. You don't think it's strange that no weapon was found? You sure our quick to judge. With that being said, I hope you aren't a judge, Dan the man lol. I hope you don't get pulled over by a trigger happy cop, cause then you might be singing a different tune. I know I know the cops are always right, they don't rape, or murder, or steal. I can't tell you how many times I've watched 20/20 and the perpetrator is some rogue cop who thinks he's above the law and then proceeds to rape, maim, and kill. I guess this is where the expression "the good ole boys" comes from lol.
Nathaniel Brooks February 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Let's be honest here, those who do, do, and those who can't teach. It's the same theory for the police. At some point in their life most cops felt inadequate for various reasons. We'll just say they were small, or lacking in some area and felt insecure. These feelings of inadequacy and insecurity fuels a rage deep inside them. They then decide since they are powerless and unable to do anything meaningful with their life that they will become a cop. Doctors become doctors, lawyers become lawyers, rocket scientists become rocket scientists, people without any direction, or personal ambition become cops. This all stems from a Napoleon complex, look it up. Also only an incompetent person would be so vain to pursue a profession, which should be reserved for those who are above reproach. With that being said, no one is above reproach. Dan I know this might come to you as a surprise, but humans are inherently flawed and with those flaws come consequences. Let's just hope more citizens don't have to become a consequence, or victims of the circumstance. Also on a side not police officer is one of the only professions in which you don't need a four year college degree. Today to be a secretary you need a college degree. I don't want some guy who can't pass Calculus III carrying a gun and I don't know why you would either. As we all know birds of a feather flock together. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Sport March 05, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Nathaniel, you are a disgrace! Most of the cops work hard for us. They risk their lives everytime they are working. (Of course, some have no business being cops, but every profession has people who should not be doing what they are doing.) I passed Calculus III, and several other college Math classes, but I do not think I could be a cop! Why would you need any Calculus to be a cop? I teach high school Math, by the way. I guess you do not think much of me, either. I teach Math to students who may someday use Math or Science in their careers. Maybe I have a student in one of my classes who will find a cure for a disease because I encouraged them to pursue higher education. Maybe someday one of my students will find a cure for someone in your family who is ill.
Dan March 05, 2013 at 05:13 AM
You are telling others that they need grammar lessons? And you said "you our quick to judge".... The purpose of the police is to protect the general public. You hope I don't get pulled over by a trigger happy cop....he won't be trigger happy because I will pull over and be respectful. You have the wrong attitude regarding the police which makes you part of the problem .... but it was obviously passed down to you from your parents and you'll do the same if you have kids.

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