After receiving a deposit, the painters never get to work: Seven Hills Police Blotter


Theft by deception, Karen Drive: On October 25, a Karen Drive resident attended the police station to report a theft incident that took place at her home.

The officer spoke to the woman, who said she had hired a company to paint the interior of her home. The men were paid half of the estimate – $ 400 – up front but never showed up.

After ignoring many calls, the workers contacted her to tell her they were canceling the job, even though they had already cashed the check.

For a month, the worker said he would return the money before finally stopping calling or texting. The resident then discovered that the workers had numerous complaints with the Better Business Bureau.

The officer spoke to a man from North Olmsted, who said he had to cancel after the resident made expensive changes to the original deal.

This story contradicts the texts with the inhabitant. After learning that the police were involved, the workers contacted the resident, offering her money to prevent their arrest.

The officer accused the workers of theft by deception.

Criminal damage, Vincent Drive: On October 26, a resident of Vincent Drive called the police about his wife attacking him and throwing a bottle at him.

An arriving officer spoke to the woman, who said her husband, who had been drinking, was going mad. She initially said their argument was purely verbal.

The officer then spoke to the husband, who had his lip cut off but refused medical treatment. The man said his wife rocked him and hit him in the face.

When he told his wife he was going to call his sister, she grabbed his cell phone and smashed it. They both admitted to drinking.

The woman, who said she was thrown against the wall, noted that she took a bottle and smashed it in the sink. She later denied drinking, but smelled of alcohol.

Due to conflicting stories, domestic violence charges have not been filed. However, the wife was charged with criminal damages. The woman was taken courtesy to a friend’s house for the night.

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