October 27, 2020

Robbery attempt fails at Shell station; men in stolen car crash through parking lot gate: Brook Park police blotter


Attempted aggravated robbery: Brookpark Road

An unidentified male, positioning his hand in his pocket to suggest he held a handgun, tried to rob Shell, 13030 Brookpark, at about 11 p.m. Sept. 25.

The male asked a worker in the gas station to give him all the money in the cash register. The worker refused. The male left the gas station and drove away in a gold vehicle.

The male was described as Black, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and 215 pounds. He was wearing a red jacket, a green shirt, khaki shorts and white tennis shoes.

Call Brook Park police at 216-433-1239.

Receiving stolen vehicle, possession of narcotics, damaging property: Snow Road

A Cleveland Heights man, 32, and a Cleveland man, 26, were arrested at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 8 after a stolen car they were driving sped past and damaged the front gate at

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Trooper seriously injured in NYS Thruway crash when SUV fails to move over, hits parked patrol car

Buffalo, N.Y. — A state trooper was seriously injured this weekend when a sport utility vehicle failed to move over and struck her patrol car on the Thruway.

Trooper Randi L. Murphy-Motley, of the Buffalo state police barracks, was sitting in her patrol car parked behind a Budget rental truck with emergency lights activated when the crash happened at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, state police said in a news release.

The driver of the Budget rental truck, who was not identified, had already been transported to Erie County Medical Center so no one was inside the truck, troopers said.

Murphy-Motley, an 18-year veteran of the state police, was waiting for a tow truck in her patrol car, on the shoulder of the Thruway when the driver of a 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe failed to move over and struck her car, state police said.

The driver of the Tahoe, 25-year-old Devere D. Thomas,

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