Monday, August 27, 2012
Scott A. Smith charged with bringing weapons to showing of 'Dark Knight Rises'
Scott A. Smith, the North Ridgeville man charged with bringing a bag full of weapons to the Regal Cinema at Crocker Park showing of The Dark Knight Rises, posted bail last week. Also, he was referred to a psychological clinic and was at a pretrial hearing. Smith, who does not have a concealed-carry permit, was indicted Aug. 13 on three charges: a fourth-degree felony carrying concealed weapons (for the gun found on him), a misdemeanor carrying concealed weapons (for the four knives found on him) and a third-degree felony for having weapons under disability (for the gun on him as well as the ones taken from his home). Attorney Matthew Bruce said that he is no longer representing Smith. Nicole DiSanto of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Scott A. Smith in Westlake jail after being arrested at Regal Cinema at Crocker Park with a gun, ammunition, knives and "survival equipment."
A small arsenal of weapons were removed Monday night from the North Ridgeville home of Scott A. Smith, who was arrested after showing up armed with a gun, ammunition and four knives at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises Saturday night at Regal Cinema in Crocker Park. Westlake Police Department lieutenant Ray Arcuri said Tuesday afternoon that his department was still going through everything seized from Smith's home. Here are the highlights: Police also seized computers from Smith's home, and are awaiting a search warrant to look through them. Prescription medications were also taken. Police are still verifying what they are, Arcuri said, but he believed one was a blood pressure medication. If there is a problem with prescription drug …
Scott A. Smith of North Ridgeville arrested after bringing bag of weapons into Saturday night showing of "The Dark Knight Rises."
Updated 1:20 p.m. A North Ridgeville man has been arrested after bringing a gun, ammunition and three knives to Regal Cinema over the weekend. In an unsettling connection to the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting last month that left 12 people dead, Scott A. Smith, 37, had bought a ticket to Saturday's 10 p.m. showing of The Dark Knight Rises at the Crocker Park movie theater. According to Westlake police, Regal Cinema management had seen Smith entering the theater with some kind of a bag and alerted security, and the bag was checked without finding anything suspicious. But an off-duty Westlake police officer working security, and in full uniform, then tracked down Smith in his seat and asked to search the Maxpedition bag. Smith was the only …
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Community Emergency Response Team, better known as CERT, held a training session at Crocker Park's Regal Cinemas to test its volunteers on how well they'd react to a widespread emergency.
With the proper training, anyone can be a life saver. At least, that’s the rationale behind the Westshore Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) — a volunteer unit comprised of average Joes trained to activate at a moment’s notice in the event of disasters or widespread emergencies. In this case, the emergency was fictitious, but the exercise offered insights on how to approach and contain a riot scenario. The setting was Crocker Park’s Regal Cinemas. The story was that a controversial film had premiered at the theater, causing a widespread riot, injuries and looting. For the exercise, several CERT volunteers were activated as first responders to cordon off dangerous environments, treat victims, contain the situation and transfer …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Congratulations to TJ Fallon for his winning entry in the Crocker Park competition during the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2."
Harry Potter himself is the winner of Crocker Park's costume contest in honor of the much-anticipated premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2." TJ Fallon of Avon Lake gets to take home a Harry Potter gift basket for his magical transformation into a Harry Potter twin. Fallon had some stiff competition from nearly 30 other entrants dressed as Hagrid, Dumbledore, Death Eaters, Dobby and other characters, but blew everyone out of the water with 104 votes. Fans could vote for their favorite costume by 'liking' the photo on the Crocker Park Facebook page through 11 a.m. Monday. Devoted fans bought tickets months in advance and stood on line for hours for the premiere, which broke box office records over the weekend. All eight …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday's Board of Education meeting, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' premiere, more rainy weather, boys lacrosse kicks off postseason, the Cleveland Indians and 'Pint Night' at Champps.
1) To prepare for bargaining sessions with the WTA and OAPSE, the Westlake Board of Education convened for an executive session at the Westlake City Schools administrative building yesterday. During the board’s May 9 work session, Superintendent Dr. Dan Keenan and treasurer Mark Pepera proposed to cut operating expenses by $950,000 and Personnel by $1.12 million to counter the $2.1 million in proposed state funding losses that could hit the district during the 2011-12 school year. More will become known on the local level at next Monday’s regular meeting at the high school cafeteria where hundreds are expected to attend. 2) ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ will open this Friday May 20 at Regal Cinemas in Crocker Park. This …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Can you find this week's spot around town?
Do you think you know your way around Westlake? Show off your knowledge and see if you can identify the location of this week's picture. Last week's location was Regal Cinemas at Crocker Park. Congratulations to Gail Golembiewski for guessing right! See if you can find this scene around the city in this week's game. Leave your best guess in the comments section any time this week. I'll reveal the answer May 22. Keep your eyes peeled and good luck! Do you know where this is? Tell us in the comments.