Sovereign Citizen’s Car Radio Creates International Incident in Pinecrest: Orange Police Blotter



Disorderly conduct, obstruction of official business: Wall Street

Several visitors to Pinecrest reported a passing police lieutenant around 1:15 p.m. on September 16 regarding a white convertible with gold wheels playing very loud music and causing a disturbance.

Police spotted a car matching this description in the parking lot of Whole Foods, with the music still playing at a very high level and the driver refusing to provide any identification other than handing over a card declaring him a member of the Moorish sovereign nation.

He explained that he did not need an identity card or a driver’s license because he had the right to travel under the Constitution. The police told him he still needed proper identification.

After several more attempts, the driver was asked to get out of the car and was eventually handcuffed, despite arm strain making the task a bit difficult.

A state ID was located and the 43-year-old Richmond Heights man was taken to Solon Jail pending charges and bail being set in Bedford City Court.

Flight: Orange Place, Harvard Road

Police responded to the Drury Inn & Suites on the afternoon of September 16, with a manager reporting that an envelope containing $569 in cash was missing from the office.

The manager, 32, of Columbia Station, said she placed the deposit envelope on a desk around 10:45 a.m. and left for about 10 minutes to deal with another problem.

Surveillance cameras showed an employee, no age or address, exiting the office during this time, then exiting to speak to the occupants of a Ford truck with a landscaping trailer attached.

When the person of interest was asked about it, she said the parties in the truck were the landlords of another Drury employee and she was asking to become a tenant herself.

This other employee, 48, from Cleveland, said she was giving them the required documents. When the person of interest arrived, there was a wad of cash sticking out of his cell phone case.

She thought it was suspicious, since the employee shown in the camera footage had asked her for $5 earlier that morning as detectives continued their investigation.

Threats: Orange Place

A Savannah, Ga. woman, 34, reported on September 15 from Extended Stay North that she had exchanged text messages with a Cleveland woman, 33, about an amount of money owed for a vehicle that the Cleveland wife owns, although he is registered with the Georgia wife.

During this exchange, the Cleveland woman reportedly declared that she would kill the Georgian woman, a threat the latter believed she was capable of carrying out. She also suspected that the Cleveland woman stole her gun although that did not happen in Orange.

Police contacted the Cleveland woman, who said the two had been friends since childhood and could not register her own car since her license was suspended.

So the Georgian woman agreed to do it for $300, of which $150 was still owed. The Cleveland woman added that threats have been made on both sides of the ledger and none of hers should be taken at face value. Neither side had responded by the end of the day to a police request for screenshots.

Disorderly Driving-Intoxication: Chagrin Boulevard, Orange Place

Police were called to Shell True North just before midday on September 17, in relation to a woman who attempted to steal a bottle of wine, but smashed it in the process. Police found a woman matching the description, including a broken wine bottle in tow and a cut on her arm, for which she refused medical transport.

True North declined to press charges for theft, although management planned to prosecute the Chagrin Falls woman, 48, if she returned to part of the gas station. She was cited and then handed over to her husband.

Disorders, misconduct: Orange Place

Police responded to the Wasabi Steak House parking lot at 9.16pm on September 16, where two Euclid women, aged 30 and 44, reportedly fought.

Both parties explained the family issues in their own versions and police were unable to determine a primary assailant as both fighters described the physical altercation.

One woman said she was pregnant but refused medical transport, while the other refused to seek treatment at the scene, with both being cited.

Object found: Orange Place

A Lorain man, 38, reported that between June and September 15, approximately $1,920 worth of personal property went missing, allegedly stolen from his room at the Extended Stay South.

Among the missing items were three GoPro Hero Max 9 cameras, three Hypermax batteries and four battery charging stations, the police report being for documentation purposes only.

Fraud: Lander Road

A couple, aged 74 and 82, reported on September 13 that they may have been the victim of bank fraud, with a full police investigation to follow.

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