Macedonia-Northfield Center police reports

Staff Writer
Kent Weeklies

Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

— Macedonia —

Identity fraud

Unemployment applied for: A Valley View Road woman reported June 15 that she discovered someone had used her personal information to apply for unemployment benefits. The woman said the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services was aware of the situation and was canceling the benefits, but had requested she file a police report. Police said they suggested that the woman contact any financial institutions she does business with and have them freeze her accounts.

Woman’s account hacked: A Macedonia woman reported June 8 that someone hacked her social media account and was posting racist comments along with a photo of her online. The woman said said she was also getting harassing messages and phone calls from people accusing her of posting the comments. The woman said she contacted the social media site and posted that she had not made the comments, but then deleted her account because of the harassment.

Criminal damaging

Liquid ruined paint: A man reported someone ruined his vehicle’s paint by dumping a liquid, possibly hot coffee, on it while it was parked outside his daughter’s Route 82 place of employment during the afternoon June 11. A police report did not include a damage estimate.


Sump pump reported stolen: An East Highland Road business employee reported May 26 that someone was selling a sump pump of unspecified value online that he believed was stolen from the business. The employee said the pump is a make that only the business provides and that the business installs the pumps, but does not sell them to the public. Police said the matter was under investigation.

— Northfield Center —


Man did not have a permit: The sheriff’s office said that after it received a complaint of a Utah man soliciting without a permit for a North Royalton pest control business, a deputy found the man in the area of West Twinsburg and Olde Roads during the afternoon June 17. The sheriff’s office said the man had a valid permit to solicit in Twinsburg Township, but was told he would have to get a permit to solicit in Northfield Center from the county or he would be cited next time. The deputy then gave the man a ride to a Macedonia gas station to wait for his supervisor. The deputy also gave the man directions to Twinsburg Township.


Man examining windows: The sheriff’s office said that after it received a report that a man was looking into the windows of a West Highland Road home during the afternoon June 16, they determined the Bedford resident is a contractor the homeowner hired to repair a couple of windows and had been examining them.