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Gun discharges during attack of Auto Zone employee: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter


Assault: Mayfield Road

An Autozone employee was attacked by an unknown man while out on a cigarette break June 3.

During the altercation, a gun, belonging to the employee, discharged accidentally. He said he took it out because the man threatened to kill him and had his hands in his hoodie as if he had a weapon.

The suspect was later located inside of Marshall’s Clothing and had a head injury due to being hit by the gun. The Cleveland man, 32, was subsequently charged with aggravated menacing, resisting arrest and assault.

Stolen vehicle: Mayfield Road

Management at Nick Mayer Ford reported June 8 that a man purchased a vehicle in May using the identity of another person.

They learned of the theft when the New York man, whose identity was used, contacted the business, and advised them he did not purchase the vehicle and the suspect bought three vehicles in the same day using his name.

Assault: Mayfield Road

A Cleveland man, 30, was arrested for assault June 6 after his girlfriend reported he struck her in the face at her Gates Mills Place apartment.

She said the incident stemmed from an argument about suspicions of the man being unfaithful.

Stolen vehicle: Interstate-271

Officers responded June 5 to a report of a disabled vehicle with a juvenile near it flagging down other vehicles.

They did not locate anybody with the vehicle or in the area. The vehicle had its keys in the ignition and was found to have been reported as stolen out of Akron. It was towed and processed and contained items in the names of three different people.

Disturbance: Mayfield Road

An employee of Tire and Wheel Automotive said June 2 that a customer threatened him.

He said the man was upset about an estimate he had just received and believed the man heard him speaking about another vehicle and thought he was talking about his vehicle.

The incident was documented.

Menacing: SOM Center Road

A woman reported June 4 that the passenger of another vehicle pointed a gun at her during a traffic altercation. That vehicle did not stop but was identified through its registration.

Officers later spoke to the driver and the passenger. The man admitted to pointing the gun and said he did not know who might be in the other vehicle and he was trying to protect his family, whom he was with while making a Doordash delivery.

The incident is under review by the prosecutor for potential aggravated menacing charges against the 29-year-old Warrensville Heights man.

Impaired driving: Interstate-271

A University Heights woman, 21, was arrested for OVI after her vehicle was stopped for speeding around 2:30 a.m. June 5.

Fraud: Mayfield Road

A man reported May 24 that two fraudulent checks were cashed on his business account at US Bank and had been rendered to an unknown woman. He was certain the checks were counterfeit and that his signature had been forged.

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