BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio
Delivery truck blues: Stratford Drive
On Aug. 24, a Stratford Drive resident called police after a delivery truck driver struck the woman’s home.
An arriving officer talked to the resident, who said she had ordered food from Post Mates. The woman said her Ring camera captured the entire incident, which began with the driver’s SUV pulling into the driveway.
The woman delivery driver placed the resident’s order on the step while retrieving a Gatorade and thank-you note left by the resident. The surveillance also shows the SUV slowly moving up the driveway.
By the time the delivery driver saw what was happening, it was too late. The SUV had hit the home, with the camera footage capturing an “audible thud.”
The driver then jumped into the SUV and backed it up. The resident heard the noise and came out to investigate.
The driver said her vehicle was new and she was somewhat unfamiliar with the controls.
The driver left, only giving her first name. The officer said the crash left a 3-foot crack in the brick facade and a crushed solar-powered pathway light.
The resident said she is in contact with Post Mates. She only wanted the incident documented for insurance purposes.
Drug abuse: East Wallings Road
On Aug. 19, police on East Wallings Road observed a Volkswagen Jetta whose owner had a suspended license and two warrants.
After getting consent to search the Jetta, police found a baggie of marijuana, a scale and a grinder. The driver was arrested and held for transport on the warrants. She was also charged with drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.
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