Two teenaged girls got in trouble for a prank on Sept. 10.
They were pulled by Westlake Police over on Bailus Road for an equipment violation. The officer saw a bunch of traffic cones in the car and suspected they had been taken from areas where streets were being striped.
At first, the 18-year-old Westlake woman driving said they belonged to her father, but later admitted they had been taken from the intersection of Center Ridge and Canterbury Roads.
The driver was charged with criminal mischief. Her passenger, a 17-year-old North Olmsted girl, faces juvenile charges of criminal mischief and curfew violation.
The cones were returned to the contractor.
Five-Finger Discount Thwarted
A 14-year-old Westlake girl is facing theft charges after getting caught shoplifting $19 worth of cosmetics from a Center Ridge Road drugstore around 6:27 p.m. on Sept. 10. Her father had to come get her, and she will have to appear in juvenile court.
Toy Gun Causes Trouble
An 18-year-old man riding in a car on Hilliard Blvd. waved what turned out to be a toy gun at a woman driving another car around 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 11.
The man was arrested and charged with inducing panic. The driver and other passengers riding with the man were warned about such behavior and sent on their way.