Woman forced at gunpoint to drive man to bank, make withdrawal: University Heights police blotter

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — Carjacking: Warrensville Center Road

At 11:45 a.m. Oct. 16, a Cleveland Heights woman, 36, reported that while she was in the parking lot of Macy’s, 2201 Warrensville Center Road, a man with a gun forced her to drive him to the Huntington Bank branch, at 14100 Cedar Road, and to withdraw money from her account.

The suspect approached the woman’s car after getting out of an older model green SUV. After leaving Huntington Bank, the woman was forced to drive the man to the PNC Bank branch at 2233 Warrensville Center Road, where she was told to get out of the car, run and not to yell or call 911. The suspect then drove the woman’s car back to the Macy’s lot. He got back into the SUV and drove away.

Police were unable to find the SUV. The incident is under investigation.

Theft: Claridge Oval

At 6:25 p.m. Oct. 12, a woman, 59, reported that someone used the mandoor to enter her detached garage and then steal a duffel bag containing about $100 in coins. It is unclear when the theft occurred.

Auto theft: Edgerton Road

At 7:10 a.m. Oct. 13, a woman, 32, reported that her 2019 Subaru was stolen from her property sometime during the previous evening. The woman’s boyfriend/roommate, 33, also reported that someone had entered his car, also parked on the property, and took from it a key to the Subaru.

Warrant arrest: Canterbury Road

At 1:55 a.m. Oct. 14, an officer stopped a bicycle rider as the bike did not have a light. It was subsequently found that the man riding the bike, 19, of Cleveland Heights, was wanted on a Willoughby Hills warrant involving a probation violation stemming from a weapons offense. The man was arrested and turned over to Willoughby Hills police.

Carrying a concealed weapon: Warrensville Center Road

At 11:55 a.m. Oct. 14, an officer stopped a car for a registration violation. During the traffic stop it was learned that the man had a gun in his car. The man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and cited for driving with expired plates.

The man’s car was impounded and he was taken to the Solon jail.

Assault: Fairmount Boulevard

At 5:25 p.m. Oct. 14, a supervisor at Bellefaire JCB, 22001 Fairmount Blvd., went to the police station to report that a girl, 14, who lives at Bellefaire, assaulted five staff members. Police found that the girl was wanted on a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office warrant.

Police arrested the girl and took her to the county’s juvenile detention facility.

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