$503716 Theft Reported At Wrap Tite of Solon

According to reporting officer, Timothy Barr; Suresh Bafna, representative of Wrap Tite Inc. located at 6200 Cochran Road, reported to the Solon Police Department a theft of a wire transfer.

Wrap Tite contracted with Xinie Huabao Plastic Machinery Co in Xinie, Hebei, China to build a machine for Wrap Tite.    Suresh Bafna corresponded with the company by email and visited China to inspect the machine.  The money for the transaction was to be sent to a hold company, the Combuy Trading Co. Limited (Xinie, Hebei, China) and to China Merchants Bank.  Wrap Tite wired $503,716 to China Merchants Bank.Wrap Tite was informed that they had not received payment for the machine.  They were advised to use Agricultural Bank of China and not China Merchants Bank.  The matter has been turned over to Detective Bureau.

Rating of SAFE Cleveland Suburbs

Rating of SAFE Cleveland Suburbs

RANKING OF Best Cleveland Suburbs based on crime data and other factors

According to SafeWise, based on their own research and FBI Crime Data report from 2011, the best suburbs in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio based on safety are:

City of Solon, Ohio is 10th safest in NEO

City of Solon, Ohio is ranked 10th safest in NEO

Broadview Heights (1),
Hudson (3),
Brook Park (5),
North Ridgeville (6),
Solon (10),
Brunswick (13),
Berea (16),
North Olmsted (19),
Parma Heights (20),
Willoughby (24),
Mayfield Heights (27),
South Euclid (30),
Strongsville (31),
Shaker Heights (37),
Lakewood (38),
Cleveland Heights (43) and
Eastlake (47).

Solon Resident Judge Harry Jacob III Indicted

The Law Director of the City of Bedford and a Judge at Bedford Municipal Court have been indicted on charges involving public corruption and prostitution, Cuyahoga County Timothy J. McGinty announced today.

Harry J. Jacob III. Judge, Bedford Municipal Court

Harry J. Jacob III. Judge, Bedford Municipal Court

Law Director and City Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman has been charged with one count each of Bribery, Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract, Money Laundering, Theft in Office, Obstructing Justice, Falsification, Receiving Improper Compensation and Soliciting. The first six of those eight charges are felonies.

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Theft in Chagrin Highland home in Solon Ohio

Solon Police Officer Robert Bozak responded to 39910 Lochmoor Drive in Chagrin Highland Subdivision in Northeast Solon on a report of breaking and entering on November 15, 2013.  Carmen Uroic, a subcontractor for Altisource reported that copper pipes and other items were missing from the foreclosed property.

Carmen Uroic advised that the property was foreclosed in April 2013.  He had changed the door locks in August 2013.  At that time the drywall was damaged and copper pipes were removed from three bathrooms and a laundry room on the second floor, one bathroom and laundry room on the first floor.  In the basement all the copper pipes were removed in addition to a hot water tank and gas furnace.

Chagrin Highlands Subdivision in Solon

Chagrin Highlands Subdivision in Solon

The owner of the property at 39910 Lochmoor Drive is US Bank, Trustee.  Altisource, based in Atlanta Georgia, provides services to sub-prime servicers, government agencies and many lenders, servicers, investors, mortgage bankers, credit unions, financial services companies and hedge funds.  William Shepro is the CEO of Altisource.

Chagrin Highland subdivision is located in former Councilwoman Toni Richmond’s City of Solon Ward 3.  City of Solon is currently accepting applications for this Ward 3 city council representative vacancy.

Solon resident charged with child enticement

On 10/31/13 at 11:14 a.m. Solon Police officers Michael Gantt and Ptl. Soltis responded to Solon Middle School and spoke to 12 year old student.

According to the victim, she was confronted by a male on her way to her bus stop located at Cromwell Drive and Hamilton Court in Liberty Hill subdivision in South Solon.  The male asked her if she had a boyfriend and inquired if she was going Trick-or-Treating that night.  The male placed both of his hands around her waist and attempted to pull her towards him.  She pushed him away.  The male disengaged and became angry.  The victim turned away from the male in an effort to find someone to help her, however, there was no one else around.  The male was upset and giving passing vehicles the middle finger.

The victim also told officers that she has observed the same male standing outside in the area of Monroe Court almost every day watching her wait for the bus.  A thorough investigation was conducted which led officers to identify and arrest a suspect who fit the description.  Keith Houska, 53, a resident of Liberty Hill Apartments of Solon was charged with Criminal Child Enticement a Misdemeanor of the first degree.

Solon Police Detective Thomas Terwilliger Solves ABC Streets Thefts Case

On May 29, 2012, Maurice Jones a 42 year old male with last known address of 4136 East 113th Street in Cleveland, was indicted by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on 14 counts including Burglary, Breaking and Entering and Grand Theft Motor Vehicle for a series of crimes committed between November of 2011 and March of 2012 at various locations in the City of Solon.  He is scheduled to appear for arraignment on June 12 in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

The first reported incident occurred on November 2, 2011, where a 42 year old male Solon Boulevard, Solon resident reported his 1990 Buick LeSabre, valued at approx. $3000, stolen from his driveway during the morning hours.

Two days later, November 4, 2011, also in the morning, a 60 year old male Solon resident reported his 1991 Chevrolet Astro Van, valued at approx. $600 stolen from the parking lot of Vintage Wine Distributors, 6555 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon.  The vehicle had been driven to work at that location by the victim’s son.

The next month, December 4, 2011, during the day, a 39 year old male Parkway Drive, Solon resident reported his 2002 Chevrolet pick-up truck stolen from his driveway.  The pick-up truck was recovered within the hour several blocks away on Forest Glen Avenue, Solon.

The following day, December 5, 2011, a 72 year old male resident of Solon Boulevard, Solon reported his snow blower and lawn mower stolen from his attached garage; as did a 44 year old female victim from Edgemoor Avenue who had a snow blower and leaf blower stolen from her attached garage.

After a couple month break, on February 17, 2012, a 34 year old female Edgemoor Avenue, Solon victim reported her 1995 Chevrolet van stolen from her driveway.  A Buick, which had been stolen from Garfield Heights was recovered, unoccupied, running, next door.

A 46 year old male Duneden Avenue, Solon resident reported his snow blower stolen from his garage on the same day, during the same time frame. All told, four vehicles were stolen, three were recovered (two of the stolen Solon vehicles), three snow blowers, one lawn mower and one leaf blower were stolen over the winter of 2011-2012. All of these crimes happened within less than a half-mile of each other.

Solon Police Detective Thomas Terwilliger was successfully able to use DNA evidence recovered from one of the stolen vehicles, cellular telephone records of suspects, and video from businesses in the surrounding neighborhood to piece together a complete picture of the suspect’s spree through Solon.  His evidence was presented to a grand jury in May and the above indictments were returned.  The Burglary and Breaking & Entering charges arise from his trespass on property to steal the vehicles and/or his trespass in garages attached to victim’s residences to steal equipment.

Jones has pending charges from other counties regarding being in possession of other uninvolved stolen vehicles.