Man, suspecting he had COVID, leaves home to quarantine and is found dead in Beachwood hotel: Lyndhurst police blotter

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Body found: Park East Drive

At 10:55 a.m. Oct. 18, a Lyndhurst man reported that his son, 31, had not returned home and had not answered his cell phone. Police went to the son’s home on Harwich Road. There, the missing man’s roommate said that the subject of the search was staying at a hotel in Beachwood.

The roommate told police the wrong hotel name, so he was not immediately found. However, at 12:50 p.m. Oct. 18, Beachwood police found the man’s body in a room at Hotel Indigo, 3581 Park East Drive.

It was learned that the man had flu-like symptoms and, believing he may have COVID-19, went to the hotel to self-quarantine. Several cold medicines were found in the hotel room. Foul play and suicide have been ruled out as causes of his death. The medical examiner will make a ruling on the cause of

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Man hails officer to report stolen car: Lakewood Police Blotter


Grand theft vehicle: Detroit Avenue

An officer at 11:23 a.m. Oct. 7 was waved down on Detroit near Olivewood Avenue by a man stating his car had been stolen.

Theft: Spring Garden Avenue

Police at 8:22 p.m. Oct. 6 responded to a call that a man was stealing a resident’s plants off his porch, and the two men are now shoving each other. The suspect claimed he was playing a joke on people. Police arrested the suspect for theft and trespassing.

Theft: Edgewater Drive

A woman resident called police at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 to report that she discovered her debit card is missing from her car.

OVI: Madison Avenue

Police at 10:54 a.m. Oct. 5 responded to a report of a man sleeping in a car on Madison. Officers arrested the man for operating a vehicle while impaired, according to a police event report.

Theft: Clifton

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Irate man throws fire extinguisher through BMV window: Avon Lake police blotter


Criminal damaging: Walker Road

On September 30, police responded to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in reference to an irate man who threw a fire extinguisher through the window. Dispatch advised the suspect left the scene in a white SUV. Officers intercepted the vehicle on Lake Road and arrested the suspect, who was charged with criminal damaging and menacing.

Traffic complaint: Miller Road

Police responded to a report of a train blocking the roadway on October 2. The train blocked the road for approximately an hour and a half, and Norfolk Southern Railroad was cited for blocking the roadway unnecessarily.

Drunk driving: Avon Belden Road

On October 5, police were dispatched for a possible impaired driver crossed the center line several times. A traffic stop was initiated on Avon Belden Road north of Walker Road. The driver was arrested and cited for operating a vehicle under the

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