Bill Gresham states he must have been sleeping when someone smashed more than a dozen car windows outside his Cleveland Heights apartment window overnight.
“I’m not dead, I’m old,” he stated leaning on his cane.
Gresham stated he wishes he could have dealt with the person responsible for smashing all four windows of his car parked in the lot off Euclid Heights Boulevard behind the Buckingham Apartments.
“You just don’t violate people,” Gresham stated. “All of these windows there, there, there mine. And I think there were 30 or 40, if I’d a caught them I would have whipped them.”
Cleveland Heights police stated they’re investigating 46 incidents of vehicle windows being smashed overnight. Several cameras are attached to utility poles near the area, but it’s unclear if anything was captured on video.
“The sunglasses are $700, I mean several hundred dollars,” stated Patrick Ellsworth in his car with shattered glass across the passenger seat. “My GPS also probably $100 and they only took 25 cents from the glove compartment.”
Ellsworth stated a friend’s car was also became a target even though the car being unlocked.
“I guess if they came once they probably won’t come again, but I don’t know where else I would leave my car unfortunately,” Jenny Gong stated.
Police stated incidents also occurred in the areas of Meadowbrook Boulevard, Cedar, Fairmount and Warrensville Center Road. Anyone with who has information about these incidents should call Cleveland Heights police at 216-321-1234 or the CHPD tipline at 216-291-5010.