Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by the Aurora Police Department. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Fraudulent activities: A New Castle Drive woman reported Jan. 4 that someone used a family member's ID to make an online payment. The bank was notified and the account changed.

A Joseph Drive woman reported Jan. 6 that unauthorized transactions totaling $148 were applied to her charge card.

A Chelmsford Drive man reported Jan. 7 that he was contacted several times by a collection agency for a fraudulent cell phone account opened by an unknown person. The phone company was contacted and the man was advised to notify his bank of the incident.

A Chadwick Drive woman reported Jan. 10 the theft of her airline miles. Police said 62,900 miles were used at a hotel in Miami.

Theft: Two Garfield Heights women and a Cleveland woman were charged with receiving stolen property and possessing criminal tools Jan. 7 after being found with merchandise totaling $1,190 which was not paid for at a South Chillicothe Road retailer. They were taken to the Portage County Jail.

Suspicious object: A Hurd Road resident reported Jan. 8 that a large blue container appeared in his yard, and he did not believe the wind blew it there because it was standing up. (Editor's note: the Portage County Recycling Center recently has been distributing new single-stream recycling containers to Aurora residents.)

Harassment: A Cleveland woman reported Jan. 7 that she was being harassed by a family member at a residential complex on South Bissell Road. An investigation revealed the woman's grandmother was being visited by a niece when told not to. The woman was advised to contact the facility's administration to address her concerns.


Rear-end crash: A Chagrin Falls woman was cited for assured clear distance Jan. 11 after police said she struck an Aurora woman's car from behind at 8 a.m. on East Garfield Road and pushed it into an Aurora man's vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Vehicles in ditches: No citation was issued Jan. 10 when police said an Aurora man slid on ice, went into a ditch and the vehicle turned onto its side at 9:25 a.m. on East Pioneer Trail. No injuries were reported.

An Aurora woman was cited for not maintaining control Jan. 6 at 9:45 p.m. when police said she went into a ditch on North Chillicothe Road. There was no damage to the vehicle and no injuries reported.

Collisions: An Aurora woman lost control of her vehicle on snowy Bartlett Road on Jan. 5 at 5:05 p.m. and struck the side of a Hiram man's car. No injuries were reported and no citation was issued.