Blackmailer threatens to reveal secrets unless paid in Bitcoin: Bainbridge Township Police Blotter


Fraud, Brighton Park

A man received a letter from an unknown blackmailer May 7 threatening to reveal secrets about him unless the man paid $20,000 in Bitcoin. An officer determined that the letter was a scam.

Fraud, Fairlawn Drive

Someone claiming to be from Geek Advisors contacted a man May 8 and stated that he owes them $3,000. No money was paid, but the resident was concerned that his computer might be compromised. The resident will have his son check out his computer.

Theft, Warren Court

Overnight May 6-7, someone stole the wheels from a South Franklin Circle vehicle and left it on blocks. It was parked in the gravel landscaping lot.

Road rage, U.S. 422

Police stopped a motorist at 1 p.m. May 8 after he saw the driver make gun shooting motions and yelling at the driver of a car behind him. It turned out that the man was teasing his wife in the other vehicle.

However, during the traffic stop it was discovered that the man had an outstanding warrant from Broadview Heights for a bad fence. He was arrested and transported to police in that community.

Theft, Kent Street

A man called police May 6 after finding his stolen refrigerator on Geneva Street. No further information was available on the incident report.

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