Woman scammed after believing her online boyfriend was being held captive: South Euclid Police Blotter


Communications Fraud: Herold Road

A woman reported on April 12 that her boyfriend was asking her to send $5,000 because he was being held captive by another man who was supposed to be driving him home. She was told her boyfriend would be killed if she didn’t send the money.

The woman had already sent $500 before reporting the matter. She said she hadn’t met her boyfriend in person and didn’t even know where he lived. She had been dating him for two months since she met him online.

The agents informed her it was a scam and told her to block the phone number and not send any more money.

Domestic Violence: West Anderson Road

A 26-year-old Cleveland man was arrested April 15 after an incident involving the mother of his child. During the altercation, he also jumped on the woman’s vehicle, causing a large bump.

Harassing Communication: Charlton Road

An 18-year-old woman reported on April 14 that she was receiving harassing communications from her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend.

Officers learned that she and the other woman were arguing over the man, and most of the conversation took place while she was at university in Toledo. She was advised to contact the police there if she wanted to pursue the matter.

Theft from vehicle: Warrensville Center Road

A man reported on April 15 that he believed the license plate was stolen from his vehicle while parked at Walmart. He said his vehicle was not parked in view of security cameras.

Criminal damage: Avondale Road

A 25-year-old man was cited for criminal degradation on April 13 after he smashed a window on a vehicle belonging to the mother of his child.

Item found: Oakmount Road

A woman said on April 14 that she had found items missing since last October and suspects an ex-boyfriend may have taken them, but said he denies any involvement.

She reported a gun, key ring and shoes among the missing items.

Forgery: Warrensville Center Road

A vehicle was pulled over at 1 a.m. on April 13 for going 73 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. The driver said he was speeding because he was trying to return to a gas station, where he forgot his wallet.

The 41-year-old resident gave officers a false name, date of birth and social security number and was later arrested for tampering.

Child Endangerment: Wrenford Road

A two-year-old child was found alone in Bexley Park on April 12. We learned that he had been abandoned by a day care center in the city. He was returned to the owner of this establishment and his parents have been notified.

After police spoke with the parents, it was determined that no charges would be filed.

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