An Olmsted Falls police cruiser.
OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio
Suspicious situation: Devonshire Drive
A Department of Transportation worker at 6:11 p.m. Nov. 19 told police a resident who lives on the street was upset that trains were always blocking the roads. She told the worker, “What do I have to do? Blow up the tracks?!” Due to her threatening statement, it was investigated. An agent tried to contact the woman on the phone, but she never answered the call. She earlier said she did not have a computer for email. The agent wanted police to check her out to make sure she was “okay” and to advise her about making such statements. The resident did not have a history of violence with police. Officers stopped by her home but she was not there. They left a message asking her to contact them. The police log stated they would also periodically check during the night to see if she returned home. At 4:12 p.m. Nov. 21 police spoke with her at the station. She apparently told them she was not going to blow up any railroads.
Fraud: Columbia Road
A resident called police Nov. 18 about a credit card fraud. An officer planned to drop off a complaint form to the resident.
Utility: Cranage Road
A resident called Nov. 18 about a utility line that fell and was across her driveway. She said she was able to drive over it and no arcing or sparking occurred. The utility line then was secured.
Traffic stop: Fernwood Drive
An officer cited a motorist Nov. 18 for not stopping at a stop sign. The motorist was given a verbal warning for the car’s heavy window tint.
Traffic stop: Bagley Road
An officer cited a motorist at 8:05 a.m. Nov. 19 for speeding through a school zone. The driver was going 28 mph in a 20 mph school zone.
Blocked railroad tracks: Columbia Road
A train at 11:40 a.m. Nov. 19 blocked railroad crossings at Columbia, Brookside, Mapleway and Lewis roads. The city contacted the Norfolk Southern Railway but it was unsure what was occurring. It called the city at 12:18 p.m. and said it was stopped to wait for a crew to get on the train. It had no idea when that would occur. The city was about to alert the service department to bring out signs about the stopped train, but it began to move at 12:24 p.m. The tracks were cleared at 12:32
Concern: Bagley Road
An anonymous caller contacted police at 11:44 a.m. Nov. 19 that a man driving a funeral escort car was standing in the middle of the roadway trying to direct traffic. The caller was concerned he would get hit by a car. The caller was told this was what funeral escorts do. Police were not sent to the Bagley/Columbia roads intersection.
Identity theft: Chandlers Lane
A resident went to the police station Nov. 20 to report someone tried changing her address through the post office.
Railroad crossings: Lewis Road
A stopped train at 11:49 p.m. Nov. 21 blocked the crossings at Lewis, Columbia and Brookside. The Norfolk Southern Railway was advised. A spokesperson told the city it would try to move the train up a little bit to free up at least one of the crossings.
Drunken driving: Lindbergh Drive
A motorist called police at 10:11 p.m. Nov. 22 about a SUV that drove off the roadway twice. An officer stopped it at Scott Boulevard. The driver was arrested for drunken driving. She was transported to Strongsville jail. An officer gave the passenger a courtesy ride home. The driver was then taken home and given to a responsible party.
Railroad crossings: Columbia Road
A stopped train blocked the Columbia Road crossing at 10:03 p.m. Nov. 23. The railroad gates across the Mapleway Drive crossing were down despite no train cars across that area. The train was just east of that crossing. A Norfolk Southern Railway spokesperson said the crew ran out of “time” and a new set would be there in about 30 minutes. The railway company was told about the issue at Mapleway Drive. It said it would make sure the new crew was aware of it.
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An Olmsted Falls police cruiser.