Man out $10,000 in jailed grandson scam: Gates Mills Police Blotter | #phishing | #scams


Fraud: Carriage Place

An elderly resident fell victim of a scam after receiving phone calls over the course of a week ending April 26. He had been led to believe that his grandson was in jail and money was needed to post bond. A total loss of $10,000 is attributed to the scam.

General assistance: Mayfield Road

Officers stopped a vehicle for erratic driving April 26 and found it driven by an 82-year-old man and occupied by his 75-year-old girlfriend. The couple appeared confused and said they had been driving to Pennsylvania for six hours and were lost.

EMS responded and both were taken to the hospital for an evaluation. The man’s daughter was contacted and said they both have medical issues and that she would be coming to town to assist with their well-being.

Suspicious vehicle: Dorchester Road

Officers responded April 27 to multiple reports of a vehicle with Florida plates driving slowly in the area and stopping in front of homes.

They did not locate the vehicle but a later search of plate-reader cameras, identified the vehicle and it was found to be a rental being used by a neighboring resident.

Suspicion: Riverview Road

Officers responded to a report of shots fired around 8 p.m. April 30. They toured the suspected area but found all was quiet.

General assistance: Gates Mills Estates

Hudson police requested officers responded to a residence in the village April 30 to notify the resident of a relative who needed medical care.

Nobody was found at the home, so a note was left on the door and Hudson police later said they had contacted another relative.

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