Woman Calls 911 Over Stolen Laundry: Best of the Blotter

Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region

Here are this week's most bizarre police calls. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Not quite an emergency

A woman called 911 three times on March 28 to tell Mayfield Heights Police that her laundry had been taken from the laundry room in her apartment building, according to The Plain Dealer.

The police offers who responded to the calls said that the woman was drunk and combative when they arrived.

They asked her to only call 911 for emergencies and a roommate agreed to look after the woman that evening.

The woman ultimately decided not to file a police report.

All unhappy families are unhappy in their own way

A 16-year-old Westlake boy and his 38-year-old father were both arrested for domestic violence on March 18 after a fight between the two just before midnight.

The father stated he was upset over the boy’s idleness and by a pornographic picture the son had emailed him.

The son said his father was in a bad mood which got worse when dad found a mess in the refrigerator.

Returning to the scene of the crime

A vigilant neighbor and her housekeeper spotted the same man break into their neighbor's home twice in a span of just a few weeks, Shaker Heights Police said.

Gordon Bradley, 48, of Cleveland, was spotted by a housekeeper trying to break into a home on the 2800 block of West Park on Feb. 20. She alerted her employer, who called police. Police found Bradley inside the home and arrested him.

Then on Saturday, March 30, the homeowner saw the same man, trying to break into the same home, and called police. They again arrested Bradley. 

He was charged both times with burglary, a felony.

Doc Hamilton April 07, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Four communities responded. Miller rd. was completely blocked off. The road was awash with emergency vehicles including a full hook and ladder. And I'm reading about a domestic fight and a laundry 911 call? Did you miss the boat or was the nature of this huge blazing gumball display hushed?!
Dave April 07, 2013 at 06:04 PM
I know something big went down in Fairlawn. It wasn't reported in the ABJ or Bath Patch. I'm waiting for the West Side Leader to come through. I'm guessing it was a major gas leak or something of that nature. Due to recent explosions occurring from gas leaks, they may have quieted the info to prevent panic or fear. We don't get all the info. Many times reporting crimes and their nature hurts businesses.


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