TikTok trouble, SouthPark Center: On July 20, a SouthPark Center security employee called police regarding a man recording a TikTok video in the mall.
An arriving officer talked to the caller, who said the suspect had been caught recording videos before and was told he wasn’t allowed to film in the mall without a permit from management.
When asked to leave, the man refused. He was also being difficult and verbally abusive. The officer talked to the TikTok creator, who said he was trying to leave but mall security prevented him from doing so.
Security ended up banning the suspect for a year from returning to the mall. The officer served a trespass notice, telling the man if he returned he would be arrested.
Warrant, Whitney Road: On July 20, police observed a Ford on Whitney Road.
The owner of the vehicle had a warrant with the Parma police. While the driver was pulled over, the Parma police didn’t want him arrested and transferred. Instead, the driver was advised of the warrant.
Suspicious situation, Whitney Road: On July 20, police saw a Chevy that was suspiciously jacked in the air while parked in a Whitney Road parking lot.
The officer was concerned that someone was attempting to steal its catalytic converter. After dispatch was unable to contact the resident, the officer went to the apartment.
The owner said the vehicle was being worked on and there was no issue.
Suspicious vehicle, Woodrun Drive: On July 20, a Woodrun Drive resident called police about a suspicious light-colored Chevy sedan that had been parked in front of his address for roughly 20 minutes.
The caller said the Chevy’s parking lights were on. An arriving officer located the Chevy, which was unoccupied and checked OK; however, the vehicle was cited for overnight parking.
Suspicious vehicle, Drake Road: On July 20, an employee of a Drake Road business called police about a charter bus that had been parked in the lot overnight.
The caller said the driver appeared to be sleeping. They didn’t want to wake him up. An arriving officer talked to the driver, who had warrants that were outside of the pick-up radius.
The man said the bus broke down and a mechanic was on the way. The officer advised him to get the bus out of the lot as soon as possible.
Road rage shenanigans, Pearl Road: On July 20, a Lexus driver called police about a road rage incident with a Jeep Wrangler that took place traveling southbound on Pearl Road.
While talking to dispatch, the man said the Jeep was tailgating him. An arriving officer located the vehicles in a Pearl Road parking lot.
After hearing both sides of the incident, the officer determined each party had some fault in the road rage. They were advised on their behavior.
Dog in car, Pearl Road: On July 20, a concerned animal lover called police after seeing a dog, which appeared to be in distress, locked inside of a white Mazda with its windows up.
The vehicle was parked in a Pearl Road lot. An arriving officer pulled up just as the dog owner returned to the Mazda. Not only was the dog not in distress but the owner had ice water out for the dog, which was locked inside of a cool car.
The officer also checked the driver’s receipt, which showed they were in the store for less than 10 minutes.