Restaurant manager fires gun in air during argument with employee: Lyndhurst Police Blotter


Aggravated Threat: Mayfield Road

At 7:50 p.m. on October 18, a 23-year-old Lyndhurst man told a friend he had argued with his boss over a raise and the upset boss had fired a gun in the air, prompting the employee to leave.

The friend reported the incident to the police. The incident allegedly took place at the Taste of Jamaica restaurant, 5104 Mayfield Road.

Police charged the manager, a 52-year-old Willoughby man, with aggravated threat and discharging a firearm in prohibited premises.

There were employees at the restaurant at the time of the incident, but no witnesses to the alleged crime.

Flight: Cedar Road

At 5:55 p.m., October 17, a staff member at the Black Box Fix restaurant, 25359 Cedar Road in Legacy Village, reported that at approximately 4:30 p.m., a suspicious male dressed in a brown puffy coat and carrying a handbag black back had stolen their tip jar.

The jar was believed to contain about $7.

Fraud: Circle of Kenton

At 11:40 a.m. on October 17, an 86-year-old Lyndhurst woman reported that a check she had mailed to the Mayfield Heights Post Office had been stolen, altered and cashed. The check was written for $129.60 and amended to $7,800.

Sexual Assault: Bridgewater Road

At 1:05 a.m. on October 20, a 29-year-old woman told a nurse at Cleveland University Hospitals’ main campus that she had been sexually assaulted. The nurse reported the incident to Lyndhurst Police.

The victim did not want to speak to the police. The detective office is following the case.

Fraud: Cheltenham Boulevard

At 5:15 p.m. on October 22, a 70-year-old Lyndhurst man reported that a check he had mailed had been stolen, altered and cashed. The check was originally for $52 and was amended to $5,200.

The man was unsure whether he had mailed the check to the post office in Mayfield Heights or to the mailbox on the grounds of Lyndhurst Town Hall.

Suspicion: Learidge Road

At 7:20 p.m. on October 22, a resident called the police to report that a man had come to their home stating that someone was trying to kill him.

The man, 24, from South Euclid, had left his home because he believed someone was going to come to his house and kill him. The man did not know the residents of the Lyndhurst home he approached.

Lyndhurst Police took the man home, where his mother told officers he had mental health issues.

Burglary: Evanston Road

At 8:15 p.m. on October 22, a 39-year-old man reported that his home had been broken into. Stolen from home was $72,000 worth of jewelry. Police believe the suspect may have entered through a window.

The crime is believed to have happened between 9 p.m. on October 21 and 1 a.m. on October 22, several hours before the man called the police.

Customer issue: Richmond Road

At 2:25 a.m. on October 23, a CVS/Pharmacy employee, 1443 Richmond Road, reported a male customer yelling at his store manager.

Police issued the man, 30, from Highland Hills, a trespassing warning and dismissed him.

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