CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio

Stolen vehicle: Hall Street

Someone stole a woman’s unlocked 2014 BMW from her driveway overnight. She reported it missing at 7:36 a.m. Jan. 6. She had left the keys inside a purse in the unlocked vehicle.

The car was recovered around noon the same day in Cleveland with interior damage and some of her items missing. Police are investigating.

Fraud: West Washington Street

Police assisted a woman Jan. 5 who had received a collection letter for a cell phone account she did not open. A report was filed to have the delinquency removed from her credit report.

Criminal trespassing: Various streets

A Miles Road man reported at 10:53 a.m. Jan. 6 that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle overnight.

A Hillside Avenue woman also reported that someone had entered her unlocked vehicle overnight Jan. 6 and went through the vehicle’s contents. She discovered the matter at 7:30 a.m., but did not report it until 4:20 p.m.

In both cases, nothing was damaged or missing.

Property damage: West Washington Street

A man reported that a piece of ice was thrown into his house, breaking his glass window at 2:44 a.m. Jan. 1. No entry was made into the home by an intruder. Police are investigating.

Identity theft: Solon Road

Police are investigating a Jan. 2 report of someone using a woman’s debit card without her authorization, resulting in an undisclosed amount of money lost.

Internet scam: Nob Hill

A woman was scammed by an unknown person who sent her an email claiming that a virus was infecting her computer. She was directed to pay $299 to have it removed, which she did, but the message returned.

When she responded again, she was directed to pay by Bitcoin or gift cards.

She contacted her son, who alerted police Jan. 3. Officers believe these scams are perpetrated by people outside of the U.S., making them difficult to catch or prosecute.

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