Crime reports are a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. They are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Drunk driver: Police pulled over an Aurora man driving at a high rate of speed on Oct. 13 on West Garfield Road. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and asked the male driver to complete a series of tests, which he reportedly could not do. When given a breathalyzer test, he tested at .137 BAC and was arrested for driving under the influence.
Paint job: A homeowner on North Chillicothe Road reported a suspicious female asking about the exterior color of the home on Oct. 13. Police located the woman, who said she was at the residence to match paint colors and had permission from the homeowner. She told police she would not return to the residence.
Theft: On Oct. 15, a Moneta Avenue woman reported a Cleveland man she had hired to do housework had stolen a jar of change, as well as $500 from her purse, and two credit cards which he allegedly used for purchases totaling $283. The woman said she had also lent the man about $300, which he had not repaid. Police arrested the man on a felony warrant out of Cuyahoga County and then charged him with with three counts of theft and two counts of identity fraud.
Found items: An Aurora man turned in property he had found while walking on the roadway on Oct. 10 on East Garfield Road/North Chillicothe Road. The Mayfield Village police were able to locate the person it belonged to and the woman picked up her property later that day.
Telephone harassment: A 56-year-old Lake Avenue woman was charged with telephone harassment, a fifth-degree felony, after an incident on Aug. 6. She allegedly repeatedly attempted to contact Volunteers of America within Aurora through voicemail, telephone calls, text messages, Facebook and letters. She has previously been told not to contact the organization. A warrant was issued for her arrest.